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This is a discussion on Fort Myer's Beach Birding within the Animals (mammals, birds, insects etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; I recently went to Ft. Myer's Beach FL for the primary purpose of getting married, however I couldn't pass up ...

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    I recently went to Ft. Myer's Beach FL for the primary purpose of getting married, however I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take advantage of the areas fantastic birding. I thought I would share some of my favs from the trip.

    Reddish Egret





    Brown Pelican



    White Ibis



    Little Blue Heron



    Roseate Spoonbill





    Black Skimmer


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    Magnificent Frigatebird



    Burrowing Owls





    Osprey





    Wood Stork

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    Wow! Awesome images. I'm not sure if I can pick a favourite but the reddish egret fishing does tip the scale for me.

    And also a congratulations on getting married. Sucker! :P
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    Wonderful set, Mike! Congrats on the wedding! Seems the new wife is either very patient or appreciates birds and photography as well!

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    Thanks Iggy and Marko!! If anyone is ever interested in heading to this area of Florida, I can tell you that besides being an incredibly beautiful area, its also some of the easiest birding you will ever do. I often find it hard to believe that species that can be found there and here at home have a completely different personality there. Birds such as great blue heron and osprey that can often be hard to get within several hundred yards of here, you can fill your frame with them down there.

    All images were taken with a Canon 6D, 400mm F/5.6L and I used the 1.4xTC with the the burrowing owl images. Most of them I also used a tripod for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAS_Photo View Post
    Wonderful set, Mike! Congrats on the wedding! Seems the new wife is either very patient or appreciates birds and photography as well!
    Thank you! She has reluctantly come to accept some of my quirks and hobbies over the years. She certainly is not a birder.

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    Here are a few videos including some of the pictures I have posted.


    Borrowing Owls. - http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v139/...287013-200.mp4

    White Ibis and Little Blue Heron - http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v141/...612621-200.mp4

    Roseate Spoonbills and Osprey - http://www.mikebons.com/img/s10/v107...064884-200.mp4

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    Congratulations! Beautiful set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
    Congratulations! Beautiful set.
    Thank you!

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