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Florida Everglades

Baby Crocodile in Florida Everglades
Florida Everglades
Baby Crocodile in Florida Everglades
 
Long Pine Key, Florida Everglades
Florida Everglades
Long Pine Key, Florida Everglades
The edge of the Shark River Slough in The Florida Everglades this area is a confluence of hardwood hammocks, cypress trees, and freshwater marl prairie. During Spring and Summer this area will fill with water marking a beautiful landscape full of birds, alligators, and deer.
Pa-hay-okee, Florida Everglades National Park
The edge of the Shark River Slough in The Florida Everglades this area is a confluence of hardwood hammocks, cypress trees, and freshwater marl prairie. During Spring and Summer this area will fill with water marking a beautiful landscape full of birds, alligators, and deer.
 
Bridge to Chokoloskee, Florida. This area sits just south of Everglades City in Southwest Florida.
Florida Everglades
Bridge to Chokoloskee, Florida. This area sits just south of Everglades City in Southwest Florida.
A summer storm over the Florida Everglades. The heat of the Everglades in the summer creates large towering cumulonimbus clouds in the afternoon. These storms then replenish the water in the Everglades.
Florida Everglades
A summer storm over the Florida Everglades. The heat of the Everglades in the summer creates large towering cumulonimbus clouds in the afternoon. These storms then replenish the water in the Everglades.
 
Sunset over Chokoloskee Bay, Florida
Florida Everglades
Sunset over Chokoloskee Bay, Florida
I shot a 4 hour sunset time-lapse video because on this winter day in South Florida the sky was cloudless. As the sun got below the horizon I noticed a unique color spectrum that is rarely seen in South Florida because of the clouds. Aside from the colors, Venus and Mars were setting right behind the sun. I used a long exposure to bring out the brightness of Venus and to also blur the waves approaching me.
Florida Everglades
I shot a 4 hour sunset time-lapse video because on this winter day in South Florida the sky was cloudless. As the sun got below the horizon I noticed a unique color spectrum that is rarely seen in South Florida because of the clouds. Aside from the colors, Venus and Mars were setting right behind the sun. I used a long exposure to bring out the brightness of Venus and to also blur the waves approaching me.
 
Distant summer thunderstorm over the Florida Everglades

I drove through this thunderstorm to angle the shot so there was a body of water in front of the storm. After about 20 minutes I was finally able to get a lightning strike just as the storm was moving too far away for any kind of shot.
Florida Everglades
Distant summer thunderstorm over the Florida Everglades

I drove through this thunderstorm to angle the shot so there was a body of water in front of the storm. After about 20 minutes I was finally able to get a lightning strike just as the storm was moving too far away for any kind of shot.
Florida Everglades
 
American bittern in the Florida Everglades.
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American bittern in the Florida Everglades.
I took this picture in 2002 in the Florida Everglades of a bunch of cormorants sunning themselves along a lake. Cormorants are swimming birds and as such their feathers get very wet, so they'll sit along the shore and dry off after each swim. If you've ever seen a cormorant try to fly with wet wings, it's quite humorous.
This picture was taken with Fuji Velvia 50 slide film. An ISO of 50 produces very little film grain but you need almost very bright light to get most shots without blur. Any grain you see in the photo is from the archaic slide film scanning process I did back in 2002 and not from the picture itself. For years my color shots were exclusively shot on slide film, which with about 36 pictures to a roll would take me weeks to catalog and scan. It's also been over 10 years since this brand of film was discontinued by Fuji as everyone has shifted to digital.
Florida Everglades
I took this picture in 2002 in the Florida Everglades of a bunch of cormorants sunning themselves along a lake. Cormorants are swimming birds and as such their feathers get very wet, so they'll sit along the shore and dry off after each swim. If you've ever seen a cormorant try to fly with wet wings, it's quite humorous.
This picture was taken with Fuji Velvia 50 slide film. An ISO of 50 produces very little film grain but you need almost very bright light to get most shots without blur. Any grain you see in the photo is from the archaic slide film scanning process I did back in 2002 and not from the picture itself. For years my color shots were exclusively shot on slide film, which with about 36 pictures to a roll would take me weeks to catalog and scan. It's also been over 10 years since this brand of film was discontinued by Fuji as everyone has shifted to digital.
 
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Star trails over Florida Everglades
Florida Everglades National Park
Star trails over Florida Everglades
 
Great egret in the Florida Everglades.
Florida Everglades
Great egret in the Florida Everglades.