I made a quick trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last weekend with Kevin M. and Lutfi S. We stopped first at the Titusville marina for a sunrise photo. The sky was so-so, but the calm wind gave us very nice reflections in the water
Next, along Gator Creek Road we found a group of preening Roseate Spoonbills. I liked the contrast between their pink and the blue sky reflected in the water.
Later at the Visitor Center, we found a great many butterflies. They seem to like these Buttonbrush plants.
And Green Herons were common too, especially at the rest area on Black Point Wildlife Drive where we saw several nests and juveniles. This one (also at the Visitors Center) drew my eye as it posed against the silver-like water while it waited to strike an unwary fish.
With the hot weather starting to arrive, there’s not as much activity at Merritt Island as there sometimes is. But there’s still a lot to see and photograph.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now, go make some photos!
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4 thoughts on “Merritt Island – May 31, 2014”
Beautiful images and it is nice to see what is going on down there…Thank you for the update and beautiful views at the island….
Beautiful set of photos!
Yes, four absolute masterpieces. Great to see.
Dorothy, Tom, and Rhona: Thanks so much for your kind comments.
While I was out there, I was maybe a little disappointed with what I was seeing. It was one of those times when I didn’t realize how much I’d like the photos I made until I got them back to my computer and had a chance to really look at them. I think this kind of surprise factor is one thing that keeps me so interested in photography.