Florida in 10 photos

January 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

What can you say about Florida that hasn't already been said in Miami Vice or a Carl Hiaason novel?  Hence, just some pics from my trip with DKIsh to Florida.

 

"Quick DKIsh, grab the camera.  This is the shot that confirms everything I imagined Florida would be!"  Photo by Dawn Kish at speeds so fast it ripped the hair off these 20-something undercover agents.

 

Actually, this better sums up our Florida Experience. 

 

Brown Pelican diving for fish, Sanibel Island.

 

Manatees in the vodka-clear, er, I mean gin-clear waters of Blue Springs.  A polarizer is essential for such shots.

 

Wow, Tim Tebow's yacht must be out there somewhere.  Near Estero Lagoon.

 

Can't an egret enjoy a crawfish in peace?  The gulls eventually stole the meal.  1/1250 sec @ f/9, ISO 500, 500mm, D600.

 

You talking to me?  Black Vulture, Everglades.  Tight crop from the 80-400 @400mm.

 

Double-crested Cormorant, Everglades.  Extreme backlight called for extreme adjustments in post: Highlights -66, Shadows +94, Whites -100, Blacks -50.

 

Dragonfly, a Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) to be precise, Everglades.  Nice hazy bright light allowed shooting at mid-day.

 

Token alligator shot, though not the cliche eyes and nose above water look.  Again the polarizer was essential.


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