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One of a few local, well local to me, wetlands is the Viera Wetlands, in Viera, Florida.  There is usually always some action, but starting in mid October through to April or so the action is really great.  Not only does the activity get better but the birds get that much more attractive due to them trying to get breeding partners.  These were taken with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 500 f/4E, FL, ED, VR lens, with and without the Nikon 1.4E III TC.  This was end of last year prior to the D500 coming out.  The female belted kingfisher is my favorite! :)

 

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A number of years  ago while on business trip in Orlando I took some time off to visit the Viera Wetlands, very nice location 

 

 

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Regards,

Armando

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Super Nancy, I always wonder how the herons eat such big fish!

 

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Mike Gorman

 

Lumix G9 , GX8 - Leica 12, 15, 20, 25, 42.5 - 8-18, 12-35, 12-60, 35-100, 45-175

 

 

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Nancy, wow, what great experiences you bring to us.

 

The second, have you tried a crop which puts the bird in the middle?  It might then seem almost mystical.

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Thanks so much Anthony!  I might just do that and see how it looks.  I tend not to like placing the subject in the middle.

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Great captures of impressive birds Nancy!

 

Anthony's proposal made me curious as well ... Did you try that?

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Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

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Wonderful that you are focusing on local habitats... As in politics most everything instrumental usually happens at the local level... Please consider championing your fascination of this intriguing venue to the Natural Resources Management of Brevard County... You voice does count!

 

Their's is a noble mission:  "To protect the quality of life and promote a sustainable future by managing and conserving the natural resources of Brevard County."  btw, having worked several years for the Washington County (Maryland) Planning Commission as an "Environmental Planner" I can indeed appreciate that often the use of "Managing" is a political requirement if the term "Conserving" is used...  Property owners are ever fearful of "Eminent Domain"  i.e. the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use... Likewise far too many "Tree Huggers" i.e. environmental campaigners (activist) don't understand a.k.a. are naive of the legal right of an individual (or entity) to hold title to land... In the end I truly believe that an appreciation the wonderful heritage of nature's pristine wilderness & wetlands needs to be actively nurtured especially locally...   Your wonderful imagery could indeed prove pivotal in the local mix here... Just a thought...

 

Again appreciate your providing a window into an enchanting world which is far beyond my realm... 

My only suggestion would be to concentrate primarily on BIF in as viewing them aloft holds an endearing magic that is universally embraced...

 

Thank you for sharing Nancy...

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That was a good idea of Anthony, I like it a lot and would maybe lower it even a tiny little bit more :)

 

Thanks Nancy!

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Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

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Nancy, thanks, I might even try closing in a bit more.  It is such a lovely bird.

 

Rules are made to be broken!

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Excellent shots, especially the second one, no matter how it's cropped.

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exceptional features, clarity and edits!!!

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Regenerate green infrastructure. Let Biodiversity rule!

I blog at: http://klimafarm.com/

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Oh wow.

#5 is out of this world...

 

cheers

afx

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"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious" - Oscar Wilde

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Arca plates compatibility matrix // sRGB clipping sucks and Adobe RGB is just as bad // Images on images.afximages.com

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