Tag Archives: Punta Gorda

Black Diamond Jet Team – Florida International Airshow

This civilian precision flight act was at last years Florida International Airshow as the Heavy Metal Jet Team and had five L39s in the group.     This year, an added attraction was a pair of Mig-17 Frescos painted in the teams Arctic … Continue reading

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Somebody spilled some light on the bar

We stopped off at the Celtic Ray in downtown Punta Gorda for fish and chips.  Definitely the best around.  I was at the end of the bar and light was spilling in the front window.  I couldn’t resist snapping this … Continue reading

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

My local rookery has a number of Cormorant nests with plenty of birds about.  Unfortunately, I missed breeding plumage which consists of little white crests on their heads.  They nest in colonies and are pretty boisterous. Here are a few … Continue reading

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A few first impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P7100

I was looking for a decent walkaround camera for the days I didn’t want to pack all the gear and head out for a few hours just shooting photos.  I looked at a number of point and shoots but none … Continue reading

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A couple of bugs

I’m involved in a project to document the Hibiscus flowers at the Punta Gorda History Park.  They are important to the Historical Society which runs the park because Harry Goulding, one of the world’s most reknown hibiscus hybridizers worked in Punta Gorda.  … Continue reading

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Spider Lily – Hymenocallis liriosme

On the same trip to Ponce Park that I saw the spider webs in Spider Love I also found some Spider lilies on the shoreline in full bloom.  You don’t usually get to see them looking this good since the … Continue reading

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