My favorite spot

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Hi Y'all,

If I had to choose one location to shoot in it would be the rookery at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

Every time I go up there during its season (April through mid June) its like taking a workshop in wildlife photography. Its easy to get shots there but to get good shots takes a fair amount of work.

Here's a few from my first visit last week.

The woodstorks are flying in for mating season
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the great egrets are doing there "don't ya think I'm sexy" routines
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They get very expressive upon arriving at the nest
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the snowy egrets are all dressed up in their mating colors
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so are the tri-colors
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everyone is working hard to look good. It should be a good season.
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Great images Harry. All are very good.

Did you shoot these with the 80-400? Do they allow tripods?
 
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I can see why it's your favorite place - these are fabulous, especially the wood stork and snowy shots. Wow.
 
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Wonderful series Harry. I'm hoping to make it down to the Alligator Farm within the next month or so. I hope that you and the Florida gang can join me. :smile:
 
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Great images Harry. All are very good.

Did you shoot these with the 80-400? Do they allow tripods?
Most of these were with the 70-200 and the 1.4 TC, a few were with the 80-400 and the 500.

The Alligatorn Farm is the most photographer friendly place you will find. Tripods are definitely allowed.
 
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