Not sure why I’m trying this again. But these pics seemed to lend themselves to conversion.
Tag: Cocoa Beach
“It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning” – Jimmy Buffett
Something light this AM. Have a great day.
Quote found at http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Sunday_Morning/
Named turnstone because of it’s habit of turning over stones to look for food. As you may guess he’s not doing that in Florida since we have very few stones. Shells maybe?
I do believe he has a small crab in that first pic.
“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds” – Henry David Thoreau
Wetlands today and a history jaunt around Lake Monroe tomorrow. I’ve been reading a fabulous book Florida’s American Heritage River – Images from the St John’s Region by Mallory M. O’Conner and Gary Monroe. It explores the history of the region through it’s art.
Lake Monroe was the southern terminus of the navigable portion of the St John’s River and consequently of the exploration of Florida. In the 1800’s steam ships ran between here and Jacksonville. While I’m somewhat familiar with Sanford, I’ll be exploring DeLand and the northern shore of Lake Monroe.
Lots of history surrounds Lake Monroe which was the southern terminus of the St John’s river,
Quote found at http://www.quotegarden.com/sky-clouds.html
Random bird pics from Cocoa Beach / Canaveral area. That dove has a creepy look on his face, Guess I made him angry. He looks much better below.
Happy May Day
“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun” – Kahlil Gibran
While we don’t celebrate this here – I think we should! Bring out the maypoles. Perhaps we could replace Cinco de Mayo with this day. Then celebrate Mexican independence in September.
Quote found at http://www.egreenway.com/months/monmay.htm
It was foggy and cloudy this morning, but the birds were cooperative. These guys were hanging out on the pier waiting for gifts from the fisherman – fortunately no one was feeding them.
I’m shooting auto ISO and manual mode so I can control the shutter speed better, I capped the ISO at 400, I can go to 800 without much degradation, but I don’t like it. Personal preference I guess. Post processing was a bit difficult, I need to determine how to get 8X10’s using the full raw file.
Back To It.
I’ve been out every morning for the past week and a half. All the usual spots. Raining today so I get a chance to review and post.
Here’s a shot of a pelican sitting on the Cocoa Beach pier. It’s a bit blown out, but I was having difficulty capturing the dark feathers and the white head, I think the look on his face is worth a post. I plan on getting back there once or twice in the next few days.
I’ve begun my second Freeman Patterson book, Photography of Natural Things and as usual he has some thought provoking ideas that make me want to be out on the trail observing and photographing.
Planning to go to Blanchard Park this afternoon, haven’t been there in a while and got some great ibis shots and a bittern eating the last time I was there.