While all of the great images from Florida are being posted, I'll post a couple that are really not very good, for suggestions as well as contrast. I'd really like ideas on what the deal is with the second image. I went out to a place I had not yet visited yesterday, Spencer Island. Strangest part is how you get there. You drive through a Sewage Treatment plant, fun, eh? We did not have many opportunities, which is why I went ahead with these first two images, even though conditions were far less than ideal. Shooting up into the tree from a severe angle and back into the sun is a real pain: But we were going to wait this bird out, until it took off, which it did. However, two things happened. The first was that the bird jumped up off the branch, rather then launching out or slightly down, which made the first couple quite worthless. Second was that I, for reasons I surely don't remember, was at 1/180th of a second, causing the quite interesting motion blur in the following image: I don't quite understand the "blue glow", it looks just like that before processing. Any idea other than strange motion blur? The Eagle then proceeded to head for the nice stickup out in the open: I followed him until after he landed then moved down with the others: I missed the next take-off as I was repositioning myself, darn it, but one of the fellows I was with got a beatiful shot of the take-off, the image of the day. We also saw a number of hawks flying around, I am pretty sure that this first one is a juvenile Red-Tail: At first I thought this was one as well, but it does not have the dark leading edge, any other ideas?