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Life has happened and time has passed without so much as a single photo blog post.

Osprey in flight
Osprey in flight

It was a clear beautiful day in Southwest Florida in February.  I stood below the Osprey nest.  The parents circled above me.  They checked me and my suspicious looking camera.  Babies in the nest called out.  I felt a chill in the 80 degree temperature, one wrong move on my part and surly I would encounter the wrath of one of the parents.

All was good and it was a beautiful experience.

Canon EOS 60D

18-200mm lens

f/5 ISO 1250

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in the eyes

On the 10th tee, I stood quietly waiting on a sunny warm February day.  Golf carts whizzed by and I could hear the thwacking of golf balls.  I paid little to no attention to the golfers as they came and went.  I was completely focused on watching this heron stalking his prey.  His hunting game was much more interesting to me.  The intensity of the eyes, and there was a quivering in his throat as he made a guttural sound with each methodical and slow step towards the fish of his dreams.

stalking
stalking

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abundant color

Back in February, though it had been a mild winter, bold beautiful color was hard to find in my Virginia landscape.

While vacationing in Florida, to satisfy our cravings for good fresh food and bold bright colors we headed to the local farmers market.

beautiful carrots at the Cape Coral Farmers Market February 2012

We were not disappointed.  An incredible selection of fruits, vegetables, flowering plants and people dressed Florida style, provided abundant color.

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tail feathers

I’m not sure that a summer vacation is attainable this year.  I’m re-living my last vacation vicariously through my photos.

sunlight shinning through Osprey tail feathers

I stood on the golf course, camera in hand ready to snap a photo of an alligator that I was stalking.  I heard woosh, woosh,woosh looked up and saw this Osprey circling above my head.  Photo taken February 2012, Cape Coral, Florida.

1/1600s – f/5.6 – ISO 640

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