Once in a while, conditions are just right. Low water levels force fish into small pools and birds flock to the spot to feed. When you can get close to a scene like this early in the morning, with soft golden light from the rising sun behind you – count your blessings! Great Egret in … Continue reading Feathered Feeding Frenzy Photo Fun
First an announcement: If you’re here because you didn’t get an email from the blog this week, please see the very last bullet at the bottom of this post. And for those interested, you can read much more about other blog tech details / status / news following the Merritt Island photo update. Merritt Island … Continue reading Merritt Island & Blog Status
If you’ve held off visiting MINWR or BPWD because you were uneasy about hurricane damage and lack of wildlife – stop worrying. The place is rapidly getting back to normal and there’s every reason to get out there and witness some of Central Florida’s beauty.
Here are a few photos this week from a scouting trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last Thursday. I wanted to see how it was doing in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
On the other hand, Lake Apopka’s been a wonderful place to visit this summer. … Restoration efforts and the opening of the wildlife drive about two years ago have made it a premier nature and wildlife destination in Central Florida.
This means that if you can normally shoot at 1/100 second handheld without inducing camera shake blur, then with IS, you may be able to shoot at 1/3 to 1/2 seconds. Truly a huge advantage, as long as subject motion blur is not a problem.
It was exciting to spot a Bobcat. It was stalking slowly through the grass, but I only manage a single (poor) frame before it disappeared. I wish it had lingered for a few minutes so I could get a better shot.
Many photographers would agree that daylight savings time and “fall back” make it harder to get up for sunrise. We met at 6am last Friday for a photo expedition over to Merritt Island.
If you have any questions about how to do this kind of thing, please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer.
I haven’t been to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in a while (the last time was back in May!) and I miss the place. So I left around 6pm yesterday and headed over.