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New Nature Preserve

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Mitchell, May 12, 2007.

  1. I was saddened to read of HarryB's wetlands being "developed". Fortunately, in my town we have a new nature preserve. This preserve was purchased by the city and now has a boardwalk around some of the water accessible areas. Much of the preserve has small trails through the woodlands.

    I was pleasantly surprised when I took my new D2Xs out there for a spin yesterday. All of these were shot with only the 70-200mm VR. I need to go back there with a longer lens.

    The spoonbills were skittish

    Rabbits were everywhere
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    New families were trying out the water

    Under watchful eyes...

    An osprey nest is there with 3 babies! Dad searching for lunch.

    Something must have caught his eye

    I made a new friend on the boardwalk.

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    So glad you have a nice preserve.
    Your new friend is a Limpkin <((( A lovely bird. Hope they have babies there. Cute to watch
    Very nice images
    Look foward to more
  3. You got a Limpkin! Those are rare.
    Well done.
  4. Sweet shots there Mitch!

    I'm glad you getting along good with the D2XS :wink:. I miss it already LOL
  5. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Mitch those shots are great. :smile:
  6. Looks like a great place for shooting. Hope those babies stay away from the gator! :smile:

  7. Thanks, Peter.

    I'm taking good care of it!!
  8. Toby D

    Toby D

    Mar 7, 2006
    What a great place to shoot and you have made the utmost of it. Every image a beauty. I am soooo jealous of you Floridians(besides my living in snow country).
  9. WOW! Can't decide which I like the best - the Mom and her babies swimming brought out an "awwww!" Guess I have to say every photo is just goergeous! Now get back out there with that big bad camera and get some more! :tongue: :biggrin:
  10. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Wow you did find a great place to shoot! All of these are fantastic!
  11. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Mitch :

    Wow, it looks like the D2Xs moved to a good new home !

    John P.

  12. Thanks, Andy.

    The best part of this place is that it is a short bike ride from my house!
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