Photo Opportunities abound in Forida

Snowy Egret get into it on the back deck on Boca Ciega Bay, Treasure Island, FL
Snowy Egrets, Lorelei Resort, back deck on Boca Ciega Bay, Treasure Island, FL this morning.

Having the camera at the ready is all it takes to capture the wildlife here. This was made with Sony a6000 which has exceptionally fast focus on auto; but, any camera will capture it with a little practice. This was set on Aperture Priority with only f/4.5 to shoot a different subject before these guys decided to do their dance. I could have used a little more depth of field, especially as the Shutter speed was 1/500 sec, but here it is …

Sunrise at Lorelei Resort, Treasure Island, FL
Sunrise at Lorelei Resort, Treasure Island, FL

 

 

Of course, sunrises and sunsets move a little slower so even your Point & Shoot will work or the smart phone.

We’re staying at the Lorelei Resort, a favorite when taking a break from the cold winter of the North Carolina mountains.

Maybe next winter you can join us for a few days and we can show you around the special haunts we’ve explored during the 30 years we spent here before the mountains. Maybe we should start a list.

Woodstork, breeding plumage, Clam Bayou, Gulfport, FL
Woodstork, breeding plumage, Clam Bayou, Gulfport, FL

 

 

 

Here’s a fellow that will sit still for a portrait. Why? This Woodstork is fishing near Clam Bayou where you can rent a kayak to explore the saltwater estuaries. He probably finds us as fascinating as we find him, close up.

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