Found a great place to shoot

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine has a rookery. Here's a few shots from my first visit.
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  2. Great shots Harry. I love the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th images. Well done series of shots.
     
  3. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    That 3rd shot is fantastic! Patrick and I were at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm back in March. We had the best time there. Looks like you did as well!
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Gordon. The main problem I had that day was the pain in the neck I got. Everytime I turned around there was another photo op calling out to me. :D
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Harry,

    It's good to see your posts at the Cafe again. These are wonderful. I had hoped to get up to the Alligator Farm when we are down there in a few weeks. I think that Gale is going too. I hope that you will be available for shooting both at this great place and at Viera. How long does it take to get from the Merritt area up to St. Augustine?

    I'm very excited about coming back down. Hope to see you and the rest of the Florida gang in about 4 weeks. :)

    Frank
     
  6. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Frank,

    I will be sure to have my schedule free when you hit town. The Alligator farm is around 90 minutes from Merritt Island and 2 hours from my place. Its definitely worth the drive. I bought an annual photographers pass which lets me get in an hour before the place opens and stay two hours after it closes. They don't check to see if you have a pass when the joint closes so we will be able to stay until around 7:15 PM.

    Harry

    here's their link http://www.alligatorfarm.com/
     
  7. F15Todd

    F15Todd

    Feb 1, 2005
    Tennessee
    That third shot is just awesome.

    All this talk of Alligator Farm and Merritt Island is nice, but I have to put my plug in for the best thing around St. Augustine...The World Golf Hall of Fame!!!
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Hey Todd, I think they show the wrong kind of birdies there!!

    :lol:

    Why don't you join us at the Merritt shoot?

    Frank
     
  9. Harry
    WOw these are fantastic, tryin liek hell to get down for the merritt shoot woudl love to check this out. The third one is just fantastic
     
  10. Harry -

    These are some great captures! You really caught some fabulous moments with these. Really like #3 -- is that a Great White?? That think's it's a peacock?? :)
     
  11. WHOA!! Nice shots!! Your third shot is simply wonderful!! :D :D :D
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Harry good to see ya,

    The third is the ultimate shot. Doesn't get any better than that.

    Been wanting to go to St Augustine for a long time. Can't wait.

    All the shots are first rate Harry.
     
  13. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Awesome shots Harry!

    Very unusual compositions. Hope I get a chance to meet you when I finally get down to Fla this fall.
     
  14. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Leigh. I had a fantastic time. I was a bit overwhlemed when I first entered. There were just too many photo ops in such a small area.
     
  15. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Todd but as for golf I agree with baseball hall of famer, Rogers Hornsby who said "when I hit a ball I expect someone else to chase it". :lol:
     
  16. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Mike,

    It would be great if you could make it down here. You will love this rookery!
     
  17. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey David,

    Great hearing from you. The greta thing about the day was taht all the egrets were in mating mode and doing their best peacock imitations.
     
  18. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Gale,

    Great hearing from you again. You will love the rookery. Its perfect for the 80-400. I started out with my 300mm and 1.4 TC but switched to the 80-400 because the 420mm was too much reach for a lot of the shots.
     
  19. Harry, what a find! These are amazing shots. You really got some good ones here. The third one is gorgeous, so are the chicks.

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  20. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Those are stupendous! Especially the chicks - wow.
     
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