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Inshore Fishing

September 16, 2017 - When the baitfish run near th shoreline, the pelicans flock in from every direction.
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About to Fish

March 16, 2017 - Now that we are about to adopt a "Westie", I was just reflecting on how much fun and excitement Hooch had trying to grab...
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Tournament Time

March 11, 2017 - Early morning and the fishermen are off to catch the prize. It's a 3 day tournament so we'll be seeing lots of action ou...
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Not the Choo Choo

March 08, 2017 - Just in from Chattanooga, and docked right near the RR tracks. What's up with that!
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Eye on You

March 06, 2017 - This osprey nest is almost big enough to accommodate an eagle. Best guess is that there are either eggs to be hatched or...
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Dayglow

February 08, 2017 - Beginning of a new day to brighten the start of a new year. Every day brought a new surprise early in the morning. Now I...
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Burnt Orange

February 02, 2017 - It looks like the sky is on fire. Could be a warning for the sailors.
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Over the Edge

January 26, 2017 - It just does not get any better than this. What a sight to start the day.
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Streaking

January 18, 2017 - A different sort of streaking on the beach, and much more photogenic at that!
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Patiently Waiting

December 20, 2016 - My pal Hooch waiting for my feet to hit the sand so he can lead the way on today's beach adventure.
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About to Launch

December 06, 2016 - This osprey was searching for movement in the water as it was nearing breakfast-time. It wasn't long after that it retur...
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Staredown

October 13, 2016 - No question about who's protecting this nest.
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On Edge

September 28, 2016 - Seemed like everywhere we looked this morning, there were osprey nests. At first, I thought this one was empty, but once...
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Camouflaged

September 16, 2016 - We were silently poling along near the base of the cypress trees and almost missed this osprey completely -- that is unt...
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Night Light

August 22, 2016 - Great night for fishing the Atlantic.
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Moonlit

August 05, 2016 - The angle of the moon could almost fool you into believing this was a sunrise shot, but it was not. Just a low angle of...
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Fireball

August 03, 2016 - Even at the end of day, the sun always put on a show on the island.
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Full Moon

August 01, 2016 - Managed to capture this shot from the rooftop of the condominium in Florida. It was the perfect location for capturing t...
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Hibiscus Lunariifolius

July 20, 2016 - Always a favorite, and always abundant in the Florida landscape.
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In the Pink

July 19, 2016 - Looking for various color water lilies in a variety of lighting situations, always was a favorite relaxing day of photog...
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Paradise Found

July 12, 2016 - This is where Hooch grew up. The beach is his backyard, and if you're nice, he'll let you use it.
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Memories of Florida

June 20, 2016 - This is the way the coast of Florida looked before the "northern high rise invasion".
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Fanning

June 12, 2016 - Haven't seen anything like this lately, but the variety of flora in Michigan this spring took my eyes to a different per...
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Looking Up

June 11, 2016 - Everybody enjoys a nice sunny morning with a light breeze and no humidity. The palm trees just add to the beauty that su...
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The Maze

June 06, 2016 - Cannot imagine trying to get through this tangle of mangrove tree roots, but the fish, raccoons, etc. use it effectively...
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Lonely Little Waterlily

May 26, 2016 - Lots of buds, but only one bloom.
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The Race Is On

May 24, 2016 - Running free -- the way it should be.
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Moonlight Sonata

May 14, 2016 - The ocean is like a black hole at night, but a full moon always lights the way.
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Mixed Bag

May 06, 2016 - There may be a variety of clouds this morning, but I'm a gambler at heart. Grabbing the camera and heading out. Worst ca...
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Let's Play

April 14, 2016 - Hooch was the instigator this time, but normally Rufus starts the action. Guess that's the difference between a 1 1/2 ye...
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Living Large

April 12, 2016 - There go Hooch and his pal Rufus. This is what life is all about -- having a good time with a good friend on the beach....
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Reflections of Florida

April 06, 2016 - Early morning stroll along the edge of the marsh.
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Golden Rays

April 05, 2016 - Missed the very beginning of sunrise this morning, caught the glow nevertheless.
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Hooded Merganser

April 04, 2016 - Mergansers are the only domestic ducks that specialize in eating fish. It is the smallest of the three native merganser...
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Streaked

April 02, 2016 - You just never know what to expect each morning when the sun comes up. Of course, you have to be up to see it.
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Calm

April 01, 2016 - Beautiful sunrises are almost 100% guaranteed on the ocean in Florida.
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Black Hole

March 28, 2016 - It was starless, dark and absolutely silent out on the beach, but the moon peaked out and cooperated for a few minutes....
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Casual Stroll

March 27, 2016 - While driving some of the back roads west of Vero Beach, Florida, I found this peacock casually strolling in the scrub b...
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Sandhill Crane

March 23, 2016 - These cranes are about as common in Florida as squirrels are up north.
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Peeking Through

March 22, 2016 - Looking through the palm trees while "lazing" on the river.
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Incoming Storm

March 21, 2016 - Greeted by an incoming cold front, thunderstorms, and cooler temps when we arrived back at our former residence on N Hut...
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Searching

March 18, 2016 - As always, patience, keen eyesight and speed will reward this osprey with a fresh meal.
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Over and Under

March 17, 2016 - This heron stopped just long enough for me to capture it's reflection.
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Nature's Sculpture

March 10, 2016 - Count the rings; we could be there soon.Nature's Sculpture
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Falling Waters

March 09, 2016 - Another lazy day just wandering around -- in shirtsleeves of course.
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Tranquility

March 08, 2016 - "... the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see"
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Last Shack Standing

March 07, 2016 - This is the way Florida was before the coastal areas were developed.
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Just Opening

March 04, 2016 - One more day and this hibiscus will be in full bloom.
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Old Florida

March 04, 2016 - Cruising along the Indian River Intracoastal Waterway checking out the landscape. This is the way it used to be here bef...
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Better Not Stop

March 03, 2016 - Well, I did get out and about and with this guy looking down on me I took a long walk and thought it best not to stop an...
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Livingvase

March 02, 2016 - Nice to see some bright colors outdoors this time of year. Must admit Michigan in winter truly is 50 shades of gray.
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Hibiscus

March 01, 2016 - One thing about being in Florida, there always are flowers to photograph.
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Foggy Bottom

February 26, 2016 - Just before daybreak out west of Vero Beach, it was a pretty eerie scene. Fortunately, the sun came up, burned off the f...
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"Night Owl"

February 26, 2016 - This Black-Crowned Night Heron is a nocturnal bird and rarely seen during daylight hours. Maybe this one's Circadian rhy...
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Ginger (Zingiber)

February 25, 2016 - Roaming around enjoying a brief respite from winter in Michigan.
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Great White

February 25, 2016 - This great white heron is found regularly in Florida. I was looking in the opposite direction when this one flushed and...
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Sunlit

February 24, 2016 - Both the hibiscus and I were catching the rays.
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White Ibis

February 24, 2016 - These birds are at home in both fresh and salt water, but fresh water is essential for raising the young.
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Peace and Quiet

February 23, 2016 - Reconnected with nature in Florida; taking a break from the construction at our new home.
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Lazy "Daze"

February 22, 2016 - Out for a leisurely boat ride on the Indian River with Captain Giambanco.
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Cycle of Life

February 20, 2016 - Reconnecting with nature in the coolness of the morning.
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And What Should Appear

February 18, 2016 - This juvenile red tail hawk was checking out the camera and me, wondering if we had, or were, something to eat. I could...
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Illusion

February 17, 2016 - That's not a four winged bird; they're just flying close together.
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Flight Formation

February 15, 2016 - Reminds me of the "Blue Angels" tight flight formations.
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Look Beyond

February 10, 2016 - The starting point for wandering off to see what I see.
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Catching a Breeze

February 08, 2016 - This heron was taking a break after fishing along the rocks.
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Brave Pelican

February 06, 2016 - Great exercise -- flying into the wind.
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Wind and Waves

January 31, 2016 - Surfing, kiting, or just relaxing and enjoying the scene -- what's your pleasure?
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No Worries

January 27, 2016 - I think this young pelican was either the bravest one around or hadn't figured out what might be on the horizon.
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Peeping Out

January 26, 2016 - Don't let the perspective fool you, this is a big bird and a great fisherman.
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Breakers

January 25, 2016 - Good day for surfing.
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Patient Adolescent

January 23, 2016 - Just patiently waiting on the rocks waiting for a snack to swim by. Sure hope he had better luck after I moved on or he...
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Approaching Storm

January 22, 2016 - "Thunder Boomers" on the way.
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Windblown

January 22, 2016 - Taking a walk on the beach. Sort of like most "snowbirds" that come to Florida.
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Strutting

January 19, 2016 - Enjoying the day at the beach.
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Over the Edge

January 18, 2016 - Sunset on the Indian River never fails to amaze.
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On the Hunt

January 16, 2016 - Not only do ospreys have great eyesight, they are fantastic fishermen.
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Peeking Through

January 15, 2016 - It was overcast and stormy most of the day, but there was just enough of a break to sneak a peek at the sunset.
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Fire in the Sky

January 15, 2016 - Sunsets over Indian River Lagoon always provide an opportunity to capture something beautiful. Just have to relax and en...
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Evening Palette

January 14, 2016 - Breathtaking this evening.
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When Day Is Done

January 14, 2016 - Almost missed it this evening. The sun already was over the horizon.
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Quiet Stroll

January 13, 2016 - This heron was "reflecting" on nature and taking advantage of the low tide to look for a meal.
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Fresh Catch

January 07, 2016 - The ospreys were very active early that particular morning and the catfish were providing breakfast all around.
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The Surveyor

January 06, 2016 - This is one duck with completely different behavior than most. This one actually nests in hollow trees.
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Go on and Jump

January 05, 2016 - I understand ospreys are around in our area in Michigan too, but haven't seen one yet.
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Liquid Gold

December 28, 2015 - Tonight the river looked as though it were molten gold.
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Dive Bombing

December 28, 2015 - When the bait pods are in, the birds are not far behind, and today they were right off the beach.
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On the River

December 26, 2015 - Every evening brings a different palette to enjoy. You just have to take the time to relax and enjoy it.
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Brushstrokes

December 23, 2015 - Another canvas done by nature. Hard to beat.
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Ocean Search

December 23, 2015 - These pelicans constantly circle the waters right off the beach searching for baitfish. The seasoned fishermen follow th...
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Passing Storm

December 22, 2015 - There's a golden glow to finish another golden day.
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Feeding Frenzy

December 21, 2015 - When the baitfish are in, the pelicans are not far behind them.
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Breaking Up

December 21, 2015 - Another start to another great day on the island.
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Waterfowl

December 17, 2015 - I just found out this bird has many names including the common gallinule, Florida gallinule, gallinule, moorhen, waterhe...
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Resting

December 09, 2015 - Got lucky on this shot as dragonflies normally don't perch for very long. Typically they are zigging and zagging and are...
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Almost Done

December 08, 2015 - Even the plane is getting ready to touch down for the day.
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Ocean Afire

December 07, 2015 - Hard to beat getting up to this in the morning. Just have to feel sorry for those that sleep in and miss the beauty of t...
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Limpkin

December 04, 2015 - This limp kin was very patiently awaiting some unsuspecting fish to swim by. I watched for about 5 minutes and it hardly...
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Golden Glow

November 21, 2015 - Perfect timing. The rain stopped and the clouds broke up just before the sun completely set.
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Westward Ho

October 15, 2015 - Look closely and you can see the tower at the St Lucie County airport west of the island.
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Tournament Time

October 10, 2015 - Who will get to the hot spot first and win the fishing tournament? Guess it won't be me this time around.
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In the Spotlight

October 09, 2015 - I found a treasure trove of waterlilies this morning. Perfect natural lighting made this waterlily stand out among the r...
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Settling Down

October 05, 2015 - What better way to end another great day on the island.
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Riverview

October 03, 2015 - Sun's gone, fisherman are home and I'm waiting for the next lightening show.
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Open & Closed

September 18, 2015 - May and June bring a wide array of waterlilies in Florida.
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Top to Bottom

September 11, 2015 - The afternoon showers had passed, the sky was opening up and we got to see all three levels of clouds in varying colors.
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Shades of Grey

September 11, 2015 - I don't see fifty different shades, but this looked like the "blink of an eye" and that's just about how long it lasted.
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Backlit Power

September 10, 2015 - As an ol' weatherman, I spent a lot of time this afternoon watching a cumulus cloud grow into a towering cumulus and ult...
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Cloudburst

September 09, 2015 - Rainy season in Florida always produces a great variety of sunsets.
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Storm Line

September 08, 2015 - Here we go again, the rain has been staying to the west of us, but the sunsets produced by the approaching storms have b...
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Sliding Away

September 07, 2015 - The end of another great day on the island. The evenings may be a bit warm, but with views like this one, who cares.
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Pending Storm

September 06, 2015 - All lined up to the west. Maybe there will be a lightning show tonight that I can share with you later.
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Over the Edge

September 05, 2015 - Caught this moment just before the sun slipped over the edge of the horizon.
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Chilling Out

September 01, 2015 - Hooch and Rufus chilling out between beach romps,
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The Fishing Fleet

August 31, 2015 - Another of the Treasure Coast's secrets -- great fishing for sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, grouper and snapper just to...
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Spoonbill

August 28, 2015 - Not always easy to locate, but always fun to photograph.
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Moonlit Night

August 27, 2015 - Most days, I'm able to enjoy, and hopefully capture, the beauty of the sun rising over the ocean and then capture the am...
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Shades of Lavender

August 27, 2015 - From light to dark, the variety of waterlilies seems endless. Even the lily pads present a variety of colors and pattern...
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Golden River

August 25, 2015 - The sunsets here on the island never cease to amaze me. Tonight it looked like the river was on fire.
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Burst of Beauty

August 24, 2015 - Peak waterlily season never ceases to provide a glimpse of paradise for local photographers.
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Spotlighted

August 21, 2015 - I saw this waterlily out of the corner of my eye as I was more focused on trying to capture multiple groupings on this e...
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My Feathered Friend

August 20, 2015 - This Hyacinth Macaw was playing games. Overtime I raised the camera, it turned it's head. Must admit it was fun to see w...
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Spun Gold

August 19, 2015 - Rainy season produces some of the most interesting and diverse sunsets.
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Lonely Little Orchid

August 18, 2015 - If you're old enough, you may have heard about "the lonely little petunia in the onion patch". Well this was a lonely li...
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Taking Off

August 15, 2015 - This anhinga was in the scrub along side the marsh when I came along and startled him from his resting spot. Needless to...
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Long Way North

August 04, 2015 - Most citrus follows these tracks on its way up north.
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Fort Pierce

August 02, 2015 - Accessible by land and sea; popular downtown town attraction.
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Cock of the Walk

July 31, 2015 - Driving around the outskirts of Vero Beach and you never know what you'll find.
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

July 30, 2015 - The reason this stocky Black-Crowned Night Heron looks so funny, is that it is usually found with its neck pulled in. It...
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Ready for Action

July 29, 2015 - You could feel the tension, watching this red tail hawk poised, ready to strike at anything foolish enough to expose it...
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Brown Duck

July 28, 2015 - Not sure if this duck was finishing a bath or just splashing around to cool off. It was mid-day, sunny and 85 degrees....
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Fishing Time

July 26, 2015 - Time to relax. Got the spot, got the dock and we got the bait; the only thing missing is you.
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Leopard Tortoise

July 23, 2015 - The leopard tortoise is one of the largest mainland tortoises and has an elevated carapace that is tawny, yellow or buff...
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Cypress Knots

July 23, 2015 - Can you see nature's sculptures in the tree? What did you see?
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Pause That Refreshes

July 22, 2015 - This wildebeest paused for a moment so I decided to pause and capture the moment. Purely natural.
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All By Myself

July 22, 2015 - Just one more piece of left behind on an outgoing tide to build up the beach by helping retain sand.
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Cheetah

July 21, 2015 - The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline.inhabiting most of Africaand parts of Iran. The cheetah can run faster...
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Sun & Surf

July 20, 2015 - Another day at the condo with onshore gusty winds. Where are the surfers?
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Perfectly Calm

July 19, 2015 - It was so still this morning the bugs weren't even moving and that's a good thing.
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Breaking Through

July 17, 2015 - Tonight was a real mixed bag, but it's always worth waiting for that special moment.
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Sea Foam

July 16, 2015 - Strong riptides up and down the Treasure Coast today. Current stronger than normal.
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Mystical

July 16, 2015 - Sunset combined with a little fog and...............
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Lavender Lilies

July 14, 2015 - May is the season to see a variety of waterlilies in SE Florida, and they come in a great variety of shapes, sizes and c...
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Stranded

July 14, 2015 - About the only thing to be found on the beach today is seaweed. There are no other people around. Hooch and I have the b...
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Astronaut Don Thomas

July 10, 2015 - We had the honor and pleasure of spending most of July 4th with Don Thomas. " Astronaut Don Thomas—one of only four hum...
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Raw Power

July 10, 2015 - These are the five powerful engines used to propel the Saturn V rocket to the moon. "The Saturn V rocket was 111 meters...
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Crawling Giant

July 09, 2015 - The "crawler-transporter is capable of moving a shuttle and all of its parts and the mobile launcher platform. I mean, w...
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Rockets Galore

July 09, 2015 - Kennedy Space Center has been operational for over 50 years and plans for the future include a launch to Mars. Hope I'm...
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What's That

July 09, 2015 - When I stopped to photograph these whistling ducks, I couldn't help but look and see if I could tell what they saw. It t...
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Rocket Power

July 08, 2015 - These are life-size replicas of the solid rocket boosters and fuel tank used for the shuttle Atlantis. "Mounted on eith...
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Atlantis

July 08, 2015 - "Space Shuttle Atlantis i s named after the two-masted boat that served as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hol...
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Lift Off

July 07, 2015 - A view of Launch Pad A at the Kennedy Space Center. After experiencing a simulated launch, just looking at the launch pa...
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Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

July 07, 2015 - "The VAB covers 3.25 hectares (8 acres). It is 160 meters (525 ft) tall, 218 meters (716 ft) long and 158 meters (518 ft...
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Shake, Rattle & Roll

July 06, 2015 - This truly is an amazing experience. You strap in, your seat tilts back and you get to experience the sights, sounds, an...
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July 4th Celebration

July 05, 2015 - Just the three of us -- the Astronaut, the "Astronette" and the "Astronut". You figure out who's who.
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Space Exploration

July 05, 2015 - Yesterday, July 4th, we spent the day at the Kennedy Space Center. This center has been in operation for 5 decades and s...
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Mottled Ducks (Anas Fulvigula)

July 05, 2015 - This duck is a close relative of the Mallard, and is the only dabbling duck specialized for nesting in southern marshes.
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Incoming

July 04, 2015 - Offshore early morning showers in anticipation of more rain bands later in the day. Summer has arrived a bit early this...
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Morning Calm

July 03, 2015 - It was a choice, to enjoy our surroundings and capture the tranquility and beauty around us or to go bass fishing. It wa...
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Canadian Geese

July 03, 2015 - Like most snowbirds, these geese took off for home a few weeks ago. There still are a few snowbirds on the road here, bu...
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Hibiscus

July 01, 2015 - The hibiscus is recognized worldwide as a food source, its medicinal properties and often is brewed as a tea. More recen...
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Everybody Eats

June 29, 2015 - Even though catfish isn't my favorite meal, we made it out in Lake Blue Cypress in time for breakfast this particular mo...
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Knotted Up

June 27, 2015 - I don't have a clue what this plant was going to look like when it opened up, but my best guess is that it might be more...
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Slow & Easy

June 26, 2015 - Being at sea level it's hard to find a waterfall in Florida. Fortunately there are some man made ones around.
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Bridge to Nowhere

June 25, 2015 - A little shaky, a lot buggy, but curiosity always trumps common sense when you're behind the camera.
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Pure Grace

June 24, 2015 - It was one of those moments when there wasn't a sound or any other distraction to take away from the beauty of the momen...
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Bobbing Along

June 24, 2015 - Just marking the spot waiting for the crabs to fill up the trap.
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Passing Showers

June 16, 2015 - Fortunately, these showers are just to the north and heading out to sea. Should be another day in "paradise",
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Adult Rhinoceros

June 15, 2015 - Rhinos can weigh up to 2.5 tons and live up to 40 years. Their eyesight is very limited but they do have excellent sense...
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Mourning Dove

June 14, 2015 - The scrub was heavy and I had to keep stopping to get the cobwebs off my face. Good thing I stopped here or I may have m...
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Hide and Seek

June 13, 2015 - Trying to capture a full moon, but the clouds kept rolling in, so I adjusted and waited for interesting patterns
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Shining Down

June 11, 2015 - Looks like someone may be watching over you and it's not by way of a drone.
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Bubbling Over

June 11, 2015 - The bubbles cam in all sizes and shapes. Almost missed these as I was looking up at the flowers.
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Caught in the Middle

June 10, 2015 - Even in the middle of a storm there's light, color and beauty.
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Sunbrella

June 10, 2015 - Wood storks may not be the prettiest birds, but they sometimes provide great photo opportunities.
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Looking Eastward

June 09, 2015 - Sometimes you can catch a beautiful sunset by looking eastward. You just have to see what's around you.
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Sandpiper Family

June 07, 2015 - You almost always can find these little sanderlings running along the edge of the water avoiding the waves.
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Gopher Tortoise

June 06, 2015 - The gopher tortoise (gopherus polyphemus) belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America 60 milli...
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Rare Sighting

June 05, 2015 - In all my years in the weather service, I only had seen this cloud formation one time. I couldn't believe my eyes when I...
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Lily Lineup

June 05, 2015 - Mornin' sun lighting the lilies
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Cattle Egret

June 04, 2015 - " The short, thick-necked Cattle Egret spends most of its time in fields rather than streams. It forages at the feet of...
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Old Florida

June 04, 2015 - Calm, lazy drift and not a 'gator was stirring. At least none that we saw.
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Phaelenopsis Orchid

June 03, 2015 - They are native throughout southeast Asia from the Himalayan mountains to the islands of Polillo, Palawan and Zamboanga...
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Dasher

June 02, 2015 - Very aptly named dragonfly. They don't stop for very long and they certainly don't fly any specific pattern. Seems like...
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Pure Enjoyment

June 01, 2015 - "If we take time to watch animals, we see that they have a zest for life that seems to engage them totally in whatever t...
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Blowing in the Wind

May 30, 2015 - Before the wind surfers arrive. Great day for surfing and kiting, but definitely not a good beach day. It was a "sand bl...
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Bee-Dazzled

May 30, 2015 - Almost got kissed by a bee when I stopped to smell the flowers.
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Rolling Thunder

May 29, 2015 - The storms also roll in at sunset here.
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Hotfoot

May 28, 2015 - It was midday, the sun was beating down, and as I stepped out of the car, this wood stork started walking away as as tho...
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Seaweed

May 27, 2015 - We've had strong onshore winds for the past 4 -5 days. Most people see the seaweed as a mess. Some people see it as a po...
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Lantana Camara

May 26, 2015 - Once again no wildlife to be found so I thought I'd "focus" on the natural beauty around me. As this is something new fo...
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Afterglow

May 22, 2015 - Sun already has set, but the magic continues.
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Shining Through

May 21, 2015 - Even with cloud cover, the sunsets are something to behold.
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New Moon

May 20, 2015 - Had tried for this shot many times, but tonight the light was just right and I finally figured out the best settings on...
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Always Alert

May 20, 2015 - You may be able to run, but you'll never hide from this hawk's sight.
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On the Edge

May 18, 2015 - Not a minute too soon or I would have missed out.
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"Moonset"

May 17, 2015 - Here's a bit of a twist. Was awaiting sunrise and got to capture the moon setting.
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Stormy, Stormy Skies

May 15, 2015 - It may be chilly and windy, but worse case is rain; no snow in the forecast-- at least not yet.
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Paul Newman's Eyes

May 14, 2015 - Blue moon shells commonly are are referred to as "Paul Newman's Eyes". What can I say, it runs in the family.
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Raindrops

May 12, 2015 - Once again, raindrops falling on my head, but fortunately I was able to keep my gear dry.
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End of Day

May 12, 2015 - Beautiful way to finish up another great day on North Hutchinson Island.
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Sandhill Crane

May 10, 2015 - Some locals say this is Florida's answer to the squirrels up north. They seem to be everywhere.
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Fishing

May 09, 2015 - Looking for breakfast outside my window.
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Local Color

May 08, 2015 - Not exactly fall colors, but colorful nonetheless.
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The Odd Couple

May 07, 2015 - Spooked these birds as I was walking between two shallow ponds. They spooked me too!
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Nesting Season

May 06, 2015 - Good news! Turtle nesting has begun with our first nest just in front of our condos. Normally we get between 40-50 nests...
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Sandpiper Family

May 04, 2015 - You almost always can find these little sanderlings running along the edge of the water avoiding the waves.
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"Mooning" Duck

May 02, 2015 - As hard as I tried to get a full shot of this beautifully colored mallard, it just wouldn't cooperate.
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Stealth

May 01, 2015 - This 'gator looked to be 6 or 7 feet long. Decided using a telephoto lens and "guesstimating" his length was the more pr...
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The Fleet

April 29, 2015 - This is a great location for offshore fishing. We've got it all from sailfish to dolphin to wahoo to tuna, etc.
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

April 28, 2015 - This heron has a 4 foot wingspread, which when combined with it's exceptional vision, makes it an excellent and successf...
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Terns

April 28, 2015 - These terns didn't know whether to turn into or out of the wind, so they just stood there thinking about it.
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Multi-Layered

April 27, 2015 - Late afternoon and the potential for an evening lightening show is in the making.
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Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks

April 25, 2015 - Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are locally common, year-round residents of freshwater wetlands, particularly in central F...
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Cloud Commotion

April 24, 2015 - A long time ago, and I mean a long time ago, there was a young man in the Air Force weather service who could easily rec...
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In the Making

April 20, 2015 - Late afternoon from the balcony. This is pretty much what we can look forward to every afternoon for the next several mo...
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Fish Hawk (Pandion Haliaetus)

April 18, 2015 - Ospreys are the consummate fishermen, hence their nickname “fish hawk”. Several adaptations allow for their expert fishi...
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Antiques

April 17, 2015 - Sebastian Florida; the Key West of the north.
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Black-Crowned Night Heron

April 17, 2015 - The black-crowned night heron is an opportunistic predator, with a broadly varied diet that includes small fish, crabs,...
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I'm Out of Here

April 15, 2015 - One duck out of the flock seemed to get impatient with the rest and appeared to be trying to motivate everyone to move o...
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High on Espresso

April 14, 2015 - We now have an Italian and his espresso machine in space. If it works out, I finally can sign up for a space shuttle wit...
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Playtime

April 14, 2015 - Lessons from Hooch & Rufus. This is the way to enjoy the day -- sun, sand, the ocean and a good friend.
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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

April 13, 2015 - Took a three mile hike through Jack Island Preserve and caught this woodpecker posing for me.
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Best Friends

April 10, 2015 - These two took turns giving each other a bath. Not as exotic as other animal relationships I've seen, but proof once aga...
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Surfers' Dream

April 10, 2015 - Not exactly an ocean breeze, but more like an onshore blast of cold air. Refreshing to say the least.
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Rising Sun

April 09, 2015 - For those that sleep in, this is what you're missing.
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Different Palette

April 08, 2015 - No smoking fires on the horizon, just multiple cloud layers.
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Gotcha

April 07, 2015 - Caught some motion out of the corner of my eye as I was leaving. This bird was a bout 30 feet away and I did not have a...
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Mixed Media

April 06, 2015 - Each morning, sunrise brings new life and a different perspective to the day.
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Poised for Action

April 05, 2015 - This green heron stood absolutely still for over ten minutes and with one lightening fast strike skewered its breakfast,...
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Silhouette

April 04, 2015 - Can't say much here -- a lonely tree, a dropping sun and my eyes.
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Morning Glory

April 03, 2015 - Every dawning of a new day in your life should begin like this -- at least in your mind.
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Fast Break

April 03, 2015 - Just a quick break in the clouds last night after some showers to the west. For once, I stayed dry.
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Green Heron

April 03, 2015 - This green heron appeared to be just strutting his "stuff". In reality he was getting in position to spear his breakfast...
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Over the Edge

April 02, 2015 - I've seen all kinds of magnificent sunrises here on the island. Must admit, however, that this morning was totally diffe...
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Island in the Sun

April 01, 2015 - Out and about at dawn.
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At the Beginning

March 31, 2015 - The start of the day in pink & gray.
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Dashing

March 30, 2015 - This blue dasher was zigging and zagging so fast, capturing the shot took quite a bit of luck -- and patience.
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All By Myself

March 26, 2015 - It's better to stand alone than to be in a crowd being blown in the wrong direction.
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Ready to Strike

March 25, 2015 - Must admit, I was very happy there was glass between this guy and me as he was getting agitated. Reminded me of the day...
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Shades of Gray

March 22, 2015 - Okay, so there's a little pink too.
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Lazy "Daze"

March 21, 2015 - Just wandering around; nothing specific in mind. Just another great day in retirement.
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Skewered

March 20, 2015 - I 'm not sure about the "early bird", but this green heron proved that the "patient bird" gets its reward.
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Poised for Action

March 20, 2015 - This green heron stood absolutely still for over ten minutes with one strike, skewered its breakfast, proving once again...
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Any Day Now

March 19, 2015 - I found this female crane nesting last Saturday. A fellow photographer told me he had been watching this crane for almos...
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Green Heron

March 18, 2015 - This green heron appeared to be just strutting his "stuff". In reality his was getting in position to spear his breakfas...
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Youngster

March 16, 2015 - Almost missed this shot; it was like camouflage.
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Waterlilies in Waiting

March 15, 2015 - Another experiment with a new camera and a big lens.
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Jump Start

March 14, 2015 - This bird jumped up as I was walking above it on a berm. Don't know who was more startled, but it was a good opportunity...
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Passing Storm

March 13, 2015 - This moment aptly describes the last 3 months of my life -- stormy, but worth waiting for it to pass.
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Movement & Motion

March 05, 2015 - The baitfish were in close thanks to an onshore wind, and these young pelicans were taking advantage of the easy meal....
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Stepping Out

March 04, 2015 - This ibis was having a great time prancing around and cooling off. Sunny and 80+ today.
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Terns

March 04, 2015 - These terns didn't know whether to turn into or out of the wind, so they just stood there thinking about it.
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Storm in the Making

March 03, 2015 - When the day begins with towering cumulus clouds this early in the morning, you know you are in for some major thunderst...
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A Day at the Beach

March 02, 2015 - Third outing/exercise session of the day for Hooch and his friends. That's Rufus in the middle and Barkley aka "The Big...
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Sneaking Up

March 02, 2015 - This looks like a perfect ambush in the making. Glad I was in a boat even though the sides were only about a foot and a...
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Sanderlings

March 01, 2015 - These little birds are found on the beach running ahead of the incoming waves. They are real interesting to watch as it...
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Roots

February 27, 2015 - You decide! What do you suppose will come out of this tangled root system?
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Eenie, Meenie

February 27, 2015 - This heron was not moving. It looked as though it was trying to make up its mind as to which fish to grab. In retrospect...
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Running Silent

February 26, 2015 - Couldn't tell if he was moving away from us or gathering speed to turn on us as we were only about 15 feet away and drif...
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Come a Little Closer

February 25, 2015 - Just biding his time patiently waiting for someone or something to get a bit closer.
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Break of Day

February 23, 2015 - Down low on the beach enjoying the start of a new day.
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On the Rocks

February 21, 2015 - These juvenile pelicans were taking it easy knowing that they were facing strong onshore winds. I know it was tough for...
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Lighted Lily

February 19, 2015 - Right light; right time.
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Lost

February 18, 2015 - Florida, the way it was meant to be according to my friends who grew up locally.
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Moonrise

February 14, 2015 - Could have fooled me. How about you? It really is a moon rising. The time was 7:38pm on Valentines Day 2014.
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Bridge To ?

February 13, 2015 - Checking out a nw location and discovered some pretty dense growth on both sides of this bridge. Not much in the way of...
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Synchronization

February 13, 2015 - Normally whenever I encounter sandhill cranes, they are on the ground and you can get fairly close. I never saw these tw...
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Terns

February 10, 2015 - These terns didn't know whether to "tern" into or out of the wind, so they just stood there thinking about it.
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Ocean Energy

February 05, 2015 - Too windy for the birds and the surfers; too rocky for the kiters, but I made it.
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Surfers' Dream

February 04, 2015 - Not exactly an ocean breeze, but more like an onshore blast of cold air. Refreshing to say the least.
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Mixed Ducks

February 03, 2015 - Just a sociable flock of ducks foraging for easy pickings on an inland pond.
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Grinnin' Gator

January 31, 2015 - He's not thinking about a football here in Florida. He's looking at you thinking about dinner
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Brown Anole

January 30, 2015 - These lizards are early immigrants from Cuba having arrived in the US over 100 years ago through Key West. They usual...
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Crane

January 29, 2015 - These cranes frequently give a loud trumpeting call that suggests a French-style "r" rolled in the throat, and they can...
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I Need Meat

January 29, 2015 - The fog had just lifted and this young red tail was ready to hunt. The squirrels seemed to know it as they seemed to be...
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Blue Heron

January 28, 2015 - Stalking a meal
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Flying Fish

January 27, 2015 - Early morning out in the marshland and the ospreys were actively fishing.
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Spun Gold

January 26, 2015 - Tonight the sky looked like it was woven into a magic carpet.
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Stare-Down

January 25, 2015 - Who do you think blinked first? When he reaches adulthood, this juvenile's eyes will turn brown.
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Ready for Action

January 24, 2015 - I'm only a juvenile, but I know how to hunt.
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Rodents Beware

January 23, 2015 - With a little time, the rodent population in the area will be reduced, especially the squirrels and rabbits. The Mesc...
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Flying Fish

January 23, 2015 - Early morning out in the marshland and the ospreys were actively fishing.
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Pumpkin Sky

January 22, 2015 - Great day in the making. The sun is almost up, the pelicans are out for breakfast and I'm fortunate enough to be here to...
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The Waiting Game

January 21, 2015 - Watched this 'gator inch along at about 10 feet per hour, while the bird tempted it to come closer. After half an hour,...
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Mixed Bag

January 19, 2015 - Little bit of rain, little bit of blue sky, little bit of sunlight and what do you get -- an absolutely magnificent rain...
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Lucite Bloom

January 18, 2015 - Like capturing images in a raindrop.
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Rolling In

January 17, 2015 - Rain in the forecast, but it makes for a great sunrise.
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Sea Urchins

January 15, 2015 - When the spines are gone you could be fooled into thinking these are sea shells. Each one of the bumps previously had a...
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Breakfast on the Wing

January 14, 2015 - What better than catfish for breakfast!
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The Layered Look

January 12, 2015 - Another grand awakening on the ocean
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In the Pink

January 11, 2015 - Another great day on the ocean
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Brave Pelican

January 10, 2015 - Is it bravery or hunger driven?
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Dusk

January 08, 2015 - A somewhat different perspective of sunset.
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Ocean Action

January 06, 2015 - "Cool" and an onshore "breeze" according to the weather forecast. The reality was 43 degrees and a sustained 15 knot win...
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Shades of Pink

January 05, 2015 - Purely magnificent and hopefully a harbinger of a beautiful year ahead.
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Florida Panther

January 05, 2015 - Caught a glimpse of one of these in the scrub outside our condo one evening, but couldn't get a photo of anything but th...
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Sea Urchins

January 04, 2015 - Caption Like a porcupine, sea urchins use their long spines to ward off predators. Some sea urchin spines can cause a pa...
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Golden Moment

January 03, 2015 - Looking for breakfast, maybe sunny side up.
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Posing Panther

January 02, 2015 - These cats are very elusive and they are protected in Florida. I was fortunate to be able to get up close and personal w...
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Rays of Hope

January 01, 2015 - No better way to start the new year. So, Happy New Year and here's hoping it exceeds your expectations. I have another...
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On the Horizon

December 31, 2014 - No words can describe this moment. You had to be there!
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Ten Mile Creek

December 28, 2014 - You guessed it -- up the ten mile creek without a paddle.
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Xmas in the Garden

December 24, 2014 - Normally I go to McKee Botanical Gardens to photograph waterlilies. Tonight was a little different; got into the spirit...
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Hidden Treasure

December 06, 2014 - The town of Sebastian is trying to renew its image and is fast becoming a "hidden treasure" on the east coast.
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Roseate Spoonbill

December 04, 2014 - This large wading bird is a mix of the ibis and spoonbill families. Its pink color comes from its diet. It's spatula-li...
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Nesting Eagle

December 03, 2014 - My friend Lee, was showing me around an area just outside of town where a variety of birds and other wildlife often can...
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I'm Out of Here

December 02, 2014 - I watched these two patiently fishing for about 15 minutes when the spoonbill gave it up and walked away. Never did see...
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The Color Pink

November 30, 2014 - Just when you think you had seen it all.
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Lotus Reflection

November 28, 2014 - This waterlily, bugs and all, was just waiting to be shared.
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Ominous

November 23, 2014 - There always is something new and something different out there which is why I keep looking to see what's happening outd...
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Nature's Handiwork

November 22, 2014 - Came around the bend on a heavily wooded site and thought I was about to capture a great shot of a bird ready to liftoff...
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Up the Creek

November 20, 2014 - No rain, but lots of mosquitoes. It was a great opportunity to reinforce the expression, Up the creek without a paddle".
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"Monet-Like"

November 18, 2014 - Reminiscent of Monet's Garden, yet somewhat more surreal. Alternatively, it could be a peak inside my mind.
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Drying Out

November 18, 2014 - Although there are many theories about why cormorants often are seen in this pose, the basic conclusion is that they are...
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Wind Beneath My Wings

November 17, 2014 - Perfectly backlit just before takeoff.
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Painted Buntings

November 17, 2014 - I was fortunate enough to gain access to Hackberry Hammock where I encountered a male and a female painted bunting in on...
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Perched

November 16, 2014 - You'll find these birds wherever there are pilings, especially if there is any fishing activity nearby. It's a common si...
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"Shark Eyes"

November 14, 2014 - Shark's Eyes are a type of Moon Shell. They are carnivorous gastropods (snails) which burrow in sand or mud. They feed o...
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What, More Rain?

November 13, 2014 - I shouldn't say it, but I'm beginning to think I am a "rain magnet". I suppose it could be worse, but won't go there....
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Green Heron Series

November 12, 2014 - H He who hesitates could miss out, but he who patiently waits just may be rewarded. If you ever have wondered about comm...
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The Lookout

November 09, 2014 - Out looking for birds of prey when we came upon these two vultures who were just looking for easy prey -- any kind of pr...
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On the Beach

November 05, 2014 - Life is good if you take time to connect with the world around you. This is helping to keep me grounded these days.
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Flying Blind

November 05, 2014 - Out in the East Marsh looking' for 'gators and birds when this heron lifted off and headed away from us. Really couldn't...
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Prickly Pear Cactus

November 04, 2014 - Never know what you're going to see wandering around in the scrub here in Florida. You just have to keep your eyes open...
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Lost in the Fog

October 29, 2014 - Within minutes of capturing this moment, the whole scene disappeared in the fog.
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Ptomaine Palace

October 26, 2014 - I have no idea where this floating tiki bar/restaurant was docked when it was active. I can only imagine its popularity...
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Boyhood Memories

October 24, 2014 - Cruising around Sebastian, FL on our way to to the inlet to photograph birds when we saw the opportunity to capture some...
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Red Tail Hawk

October 22, 2014 - Cruising around west of town and the timing was great for capturing the moment just before this hawk took off.
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Coming or Going

October 22, 2014 - Got down to the beach early but couldn't figure out if the storm had just left or one was developing. Guess it was too e...
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Dive Bombing

October 21, 2014 - The mullet run was on and the pelicans were having a feeding frenzy. Reminded me of the dive bombing techniques used dur...
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Starry, Starry Night

October 20, 2014 - You too can capture these moments, that is if you become a "night stalker".
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Dayglow

October 18, 2014 - Got to the beach just ahead of sunrise. What a difference a few minutes make.
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Preening Eagle -1

October 16, 2014 - It's tough enough to find an eagle, but I was even luckier to capture this one preening himself. He took off a couple of...
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Is This My Good Side?

October 15, 2014 - Once again, patience paid off. Actually I think this spoonbill was a bit of a "ham".
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Mixed Bag

October 13, 2014 - Cruising out west of town, we found these wading birds just off the side of the road. Completed another day of learning...
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Snorkeling

October 13, 2014 - Just before packing up my gear for the day, this soft shelled turtle surfaced nearby. I never had seen one before and wa...
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Eye Level

October 11, 2014 - Almost made it down to the beach before the sun broke the horizon, but had to feed the espresso habit first.
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Pure Life

October 09, 2014 - One for me and two for you. This is a daily event at every fishing dock in Florida. Why dive for food when you can just...
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Golden Fly By

October 06, 2014 - I was set up to capture the sunrise, and almost missed this "golden" opportunity.
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Fiery River

October 06, 2014 - Just sitting on the balcony with my pal Hooch watching the world go by and here is what we got to see. It never ceases t...
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Dinner Dive

October 03, 2014 - These brown pelicans dive on fish from above and snare the fish in their bills. There is an old rumor that as a result o...
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Eenie, Meenie

October 01, 2014 - This heron was not moving. It looked as though it was trying to make up its mind as to which fish to grab. In retrospect...
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Hooked Heron

September 30, 2014 - At first I thought I might have captured a great pose. Unfortunately when I zoomed in on this heron I realized he was ho...
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Magic Moment

September 29, 2014 - Can't add much to this scene; it was magical.
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Sunrise Series #4

September 27, 2014 - First, I wondered if the rain on the horizon was going to come on shore (#1). Then I went outside to get a better view a...
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Spectral Colors

September 25, 2014 - All I can say is Spectacular. The rain ended and the afterglow began. What a way to start the day!
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Bird of Paradise

September 21, 2014 - Always a favorite in contemporary arrangements. If you learn how to do it, you can get as many as 3 or 4 flowers out of...
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Abandoned

September 20, 2014 - Driving around on Old Dixie Highway one day just happened to see this on the side of the road. Probably had passed this...
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AM on the Beach

September 19, 2014 - Every day has a surprise beginning here -- almost always a pleasant surprise. Today was no exception!
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Morning After

September 19, 2014 - A front had passed during the night and left behind this dramatic sunrise. It amazes me how differently each day begins.
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Daffiness

September 18, 2014 - Couldn't believe my good fortune in finding some daffodils in Florida. My wife said that it isn't because I am connected...
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Fiery, Fiery, Night

September 17, 2014 - Most sunsets are beautiful; tonight was spectacular
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Dawn's Early Light

September 17, 2014 - Trying to capture the spirit of things in the early am and doing it the old fashioned way in Black & White. Must admit t...
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Bragging Rights

September 16, 2014 - Recently I was one of about 1100 photographers participating in a worldwide challenge in two categories. Now that the...
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Cloud Commotion

September 15, 2014 - A long time ago, and I mean a long time ago, there was a young man in the Air Force weather service who could easily rec...
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Frazzled

September 15, 2014 - This mooring line appears to have served well and now has been retired.
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Northern Gannet

September 14, 2014 - These are frequent visitors during the winter on our beach. Seems to be a popular rest stop during their migration. Hooc...
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Mixed Bag

September 12, 2014 - Check put both photos to see how quickly things can change. Life is like that; you never know what will change from one...
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Falling Down

September 12, 2014 - Not London Bridge, but still falling down. Out in the rain in Kalispell, Montana.
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On the Horizon

September 11, 2014 - It never ceases to amaze me how differently each day begins. Of course, you have to arise early, or stay up all night to...
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Ominous

September 08, 2014 - These clouds were building most of the day a few days ago. The tops should be forming into anvil shapes before too much...
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Over the Edge

September 07, 2014 - I was a weatherman in the Air Force for several years, but must have looked at the clouds differently. The patterns neve...
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Falling from Above

September 06, 2014 - Usually when I'm out with the camera, there are raindrops falling from the sky. I think this brown pelican thought there...
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Last Legs

September 03, 2014 - I've been passing this building west of town for years. It's amazing how much more broken down it has become in the last...
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Wood Duck

September 02, 2014 - These ducks sure come by their name honestly as they like to nest in trees along marshlands and freshwater swamps. Found...
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Freedom

August 31, 2014 - Turned loose on the beach to do whatever makes you feel good. This is the life everyone should get to experience. Hooch...
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Hibiscus

August 29, 2014 - On my way to pack the photo gear in the car, I looked around and this is what I saw. Amazing what beauty surrounds us. A...
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Liftoff

August 28, 2014 - Just a lazy day out on the lake drifting along, relaxing and letting the world pass us by when we spooked this blue hero...
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Heart of a Mum

August 27, 2014 - Stretching the boundaries again; trying something new with close ups
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Silhouette

August 27, 2014 - Can't say much here -- a lonely tree, a dropping sun and my eyes.
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Beached

August 24, 2014 - Many of these birds fly to the point of exhaustion and end up on the beach trying to recover enough to finish their jour...
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"Mooooving"

August 23, 2014 - Heading down I-95 south one day, I spotted this sign. I've been trying to figure out whether these cows have reached a c...
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Morning Palette

August 21, 2014 - Today was a real surprise. This sunrise had it all -- lots of colors and real vibrancy. It's going to be another great d...
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Lotus Flower

August 18, 2014 - Another benefit of being in Florida during May is the peak of the waterlily bloom. There are so many varieties in so man...
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The Fleet

August 17, 2014 - Approaching the draw bridge over the Inter Coastal Waterway to N Hutchinson Island, I just happened to be about 25 cars...
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Breakers

August 14, 2014 - High winds and crashing waves always get my attention. Fortunately, I was able to keep upright long enough to capture th...
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Xray Vision

August 12, 2014 - I had been tracking this white heron all morning trying to capture an action shot. Even though I had been waiting patien...
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Morning Launch

August 11, 2014 - Another magnificent early morning on Blue Cypress Lake with no one else around. Perfect conditions for connecting with n...
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Northern White Pelican

August 10, 2014 - Unlike the native brown pelicans, this;arguer white variety does not dive on schooling fish to acquire a meal. Typically...
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Lotus Blossom

August 09, 2014 - May is peak month in our area for waterlilies and they can be found in many of the local parks and preserves. Of course,...
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Florida Panther

August 03, 2014 - These panthers are hard to find in the wild in Florida. I managed to catch a glimpse of one in the scrub on the beach in...
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Dusk

July 27, 2014 - A different, and more amazing palette appears almost without fail. I'm away from this view for a while and boy do I miss...
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Dusk on the Lagoon

July 20, 2014 - Needed to take a break from driving and "reflect" on what I'm missing at home. Need to find a location to capture some u...
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All By Myself

July 17, 2014 - There I was out on Blue Cypress Lake early one morning looking for Ospreys, 'gators or any signs of wildlife. Guess we d...
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Juvenile Pelican

July 09, 2014 - Here fishy, fishy, fishy. Apparently, this young pelican decided to take the day off and celebrate the 4th of July like...
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Wood Stork

July 05, 2014 - A face only a Mother could love. Managed to get up close and personal with this stork at the Sebastian Inlet Recreation...
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