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The Wonderful Wetlands of Viera

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Slingher, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Slingher


    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    This week at the wetlands has been slow as far as birds, but there has been plenty of other wildlife to photograph.

    I saw the family of Black-bellied ducks and I was able to sneak down to the water level to get some close shots of the family.



    As I was photographing the ducks, someone informed that there was a deer on the other side of the road. I first saw a young buck that was none too concerned with my presence. Then I saw a doe and two fawns. One of the fawns was playfully bucking and frolicking. It was quite fun to watch.




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    Yesterday I went back and saw a few purple gallinules. Was able to get one halfway decent shot.
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    Then I found the otters in one of their favorite sleeping spots, a palm stump very close to the road.

  2. ArtO


    Jun 14, 2008
    Beautiful shots. Looks like you had a great time.
  3. These are wonderful shots. With such a variety of fauna in one place there must always be something to shoot...
  4. These are wonderful shots! I love the deer with the fawns. That had to be fun!
  5. Jessie, you're getting some terrific action. Beautiful set of images.
  6. Sanford504


    Mar 27, 2008
    Yeadon, PA
    Very nice set of photos.
  7. Sarheat


    May 22, 2008
    Nice series, wish i could be there, did you use your 70-300 for these?
  8. Hi Jessie. Great set!!! I saw the deer and fawn yesterday, but was not able to get a good image.

  9. Slingher


    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Yes thank you i did have a great time.

    Thanks, yes there is always something to shoot. I have never left Viera disappointed

    Thanks yes it was much fun

    Thanks Louie
    Much apprecaited and yes I did use my 70-300 for these.

    Much appreciated Nancy. I saw these fawns at around 11:00am. Which is later than I would expect them to be out.
  10. I like the first otter shot a lot - great expression. Most be hot with a lot of bugs out there now.
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