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Mike Bons
12-04-2014, 07:44 PM
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

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v171/p262989039-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s3/v44/p310213720-5.jpg

Brown Pelican

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s11/v35/p208972352-5.jpg

White Ibis

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s1/v22/p258973081-5.jpg

Little Blue Heron

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v122/p178372859-5.jpg

Roseate Spoonbill

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v185/p357781098-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v180/p88716384-5.jpg

Black Skimmer

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v129/p467519670-5.jpg

Mike Bons
12-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Magnificent Frigatebird

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s4/v11/p179165572-5.jpg

Burrowing Owls

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v170/p551627563-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v124/p702856717-5.jpg

Osprey

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v186/p24256130-5.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v148/p479797683-5.jpg

Wood Stork

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s12/v183/p249602880-5.jpg

Marko
12-05-2014, 03:38 AM
Super set Mike and big-time congrats!

Iguanasan
12-05-2014, 08:45 AM
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

JAS_Photo
12-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Wonderful set, Mike! Congrats on the wedding! Seems the new wife is either very patient or appreciates birds and photography as well!

Mike Bons
12-05-2014, 10:05 AM
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.

Mike Bons
12-05-2014, 10:10 AM
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.

Mike Bons
12-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Here are a few videos including some of the pictures I have posted.


Borrowing Owls. -
http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v139/o558778998/c1/p1009287013-200.mp4

White Ibis and Little Blue Heron -
http://www.mikebons.com/img/s6/v141/o558778998/c1/p489612621-200.mp4

Roseate Spoonbills and Osprey -
http://www.mikebons.com/img/s10/v107/o558778998/c1/p240064884-200.mp4

QuietOne
12-05-2014, 11:05 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful set.

Mike Bons
12-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful set.

Thank you!