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Flight Play

Today looked to be a development milestone for the Great Blue Heron babies at Ponce De Leon Park.  It was the first time I saw one of them beginning to stretch it’s wings and flap them like it was flying.  … Continue reading

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A snake in the grass and trying out glass

The morning walk was down to Ponce again.  The Great Blue Herons appear to have mated and have eggs in the nest.  I can’t see them but the female has gone broody and is down on the nest most of … Continue reading

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Nikon V1 and 70-300mm VR in the field

After some comments on various photo boards in regard to the Nikon V1, FT-1 and 70-300mm combination I decided to spend some time using it.  I headed up to the Celery Fields nature reserve in Sarasota County and stopped off … Continue reading

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Close encounter with a Yellow-crowned Night Heron

I started to walk out onto the boardwalk in Ponce de Leon park the other day.  Just as I stepped on it I saw a Yellow-crowned Night Heron on the railing looking intently into the mangroves.  I stopped and got … Continue reading

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Dragonflies and a foot with the V1 and 55-200mm combination

This is still one of my favorite shooting combinations for my morning walk.  I generally put the V1 with the FT-1 and Nikkor 55-200mm over my shoulder and carry the SB-N7 flash and a Raynox 150 achromat close-up lens in … Continue reading

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A small morning fungus

I haven’t identified this small fungus yet. If anyone can tell me what it is, I would appreciate it. EDIT – I found out from fungaljungal.org that this appears to be the mushroom formerly known as Coprinus plicata. I see … Continue reading

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A Tiny Bee Fly – Bombyliidae

I happened to be making a run to the recycling center yesterday and took the opportunity to stop by the Audubon-Pennington Nature Park in Port Charlotte FL. Since it was midday I didn’t expect to see many birds but the … Continue reading

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Blue Dasher – Pachydiplax longipennis

The Blue Dasher is a very common skimmer dragonfly. It’s found almost everywhere in the US. I ran across this male today in the county Extension Garden on Florida Avenue. He seemed quite happy to pose so I took advantage … Continue reading

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V1 Telezoom size comparisons

In a couple of my posts now I’ve shown images with the Nikon V1 and Nikkor 55-200mm DX VR lens. I pointed out that I really like it on the body and was not concerned about it’s weight on the … Continue reading

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