Shoot Miami 52 Week Photo Challenge: Water

•February 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Water takes on many forms and colors. It moves gracefully in the path of least resistance.  Without it we could not survive and yet we take it for granted.  My interpretation  this week is water floating eternally where ever life exists.

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Shoot Miami 52 Week Photo Challenge: Red

•February 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

You might think that finding the color red would not be much of a challenge. I searched for a subject in a flea market, set-up a still life, went to the theater, shopping area and finally walked the length of Atlantic Ave in Delray, Florida before finding my subject.  In February there are plenty of hearts, roses and a variety of other red items for Valentine’s Day but that was not what I wanted to shoot. I found my subject next to a railroad track where a group of Harley Davidson motorcycles were parked.

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Wakodahatchee Wetlands Bird Watching

•January 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Wakodahatchee is considered one of the best sites to view birds in South Florida.  Located in Delray, it has ample parking and a ¾ mile boardwalk that takes you over the top of wetlands where you can view alligators, turtles, fish and many different species of plant and bird life.

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Saturday morning I joined my photography group to photograph birds.  I’m not an early morning person and getting to the reserve at 7AM was an effort. When I arrived, I was very surprised to see that the parking lot was almost full, who else but a bunch of avid photographers would get up so early in the morning. I soon found out that the mornings are magic.

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My group was already set up with huge lenses and having a great time enjoying each other and sharing technical information on how to shoot the birds. The sunrise was spectacular and the  birds were active building their nests.

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This is one of our favorite walks in the evening, but I am now a convert to morning walks.

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Enjoy some of the birds of Wakodahatchee.

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http://www.pbcgov.com/waterutilities/wakodahatchee/what_is_wakodahatchee.htm

Shoot Miami 52 Week Photo Challenge: Motion Movement

•January 24, 2014 • 2 Comments

I found my inspiration for my motion movement photo thanks to a friend who invited our photo group to his studio to shoot a model.

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Riverbend Park in Jupiter, Florida

•January 21, 2014 • 2 Comments

Florida has thousands of parks and reserves that offer magnificent opportunities to view wildlife and enjoy sport activities.  Riverbend is located in Jupiter, (Palm Beach County), and is 680 acres of subtropical terrain, waterways and miles of trails.

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The park offers wonderful hiking, bicycling, horseback riding as well as water sports like canoeing and kayaking. Riverbend is a unique blend of outdoor activity opportunities lending itself to both young and seniors.

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The self-guided trails are easy to follow and you will want to stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and reflections along the Loxahatchee River and the bird life that make it their home.

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There are Chickee huts with picnic tables and grills available for your picnic outings.  The park is open everyday from sunrise to sunset and has a visitors center equipped with trail maps and equipment.

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If you are a visitor or longtime resident of Florida, visiting Riverbend Park is a wonderful blend of nature and sporting activities.

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http://www.pbcparks.com

Shoot Miami 52 Week Photo Challenge: Close-up

•January 20, 2014 • 1 Comment

On my usual evening walk in Green Cay Wetlands, I stopped to look at a Anhinga bird. The birds are common in South Florida and swim underwater to capture fish. They are comical as they sit on a stump or tree spreading their wings in the air to dry.  I noticed the beautiful pattern on its wings against its black body and thought this might be my close-up shot.

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http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/locations/greencay.htm#.Ut0o1nn0BFQ

Shoot Miami 52 Week Photography Challenge – Low Level

•January 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

This week I took everything from a jogger running, flowers, birds and electricity wires.  Saturday I went to a Macro photo shoot where I had to shot lying flat on the grass trying to photograph a water drop.  It was the perfect low-level shot.

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