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Tom's Island

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by HarryB, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Y'all,

    My personal highlight of the MI VI shoot was the boat ride I took with Tom Carver to an island in the Indian River that serves as a rookery for some of our local birds.
    If you are area between January and March it would be well worth your time to take a ride with Tom.

    The first stop was an osprey nest on the river. The only problem was that we got to dang close for my 300mm f/4. Next time I'll use my 70-200
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    The island's population included great blue herons
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    reddish egrets
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    and lots of spoonbills
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  2. donkolson

    donkolson

    300
    Jan 10, 2006
    Sedona AZ
    Love the reddish flying.
     
  3. Wonderful, Harry! I agree that the trip to the island rookery on Tom Carver's boat was definitely a major highlight of my first Merritt experience! We went on Tuesday morning and even though it was rather chilly and the day started out cloudy, it was an adventure not to be missed. Birds everywhere we looked -- it was dazzling!
     
  4. Very well done Harry!! I will have to go out with Tom sometime.

    Nancy
     
  5. Excellent shots Harry. I did love the visit to the island.
     
  6. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    Harry:
    Yep, it WAS quite the adventure wasn't it? Our boat rides certainly expanded our imaging opportunities considerably. I'll be ready for another boat ride during MIVII.
     
  7. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    Beautiful work Harry, you definetly got your monies worth. I may havae to try that when it is warmer.
     
  8. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks, I've been trying to get a decent flight capture of a reddish egret for some time.
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Connie, I was glad that I waited towards the end of the week to take the trip. It was chilly when we started out but warmed up later. You must have been frozen earlier in the week.
     
  10. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Nancy and lets share that boat ride.
     
  11. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Wonderful, Harry! Especially the BIF of the reddish egret and the twin spoonies...
     
  12. The ride out and back certainly expanded my tolerance for cold :eek: :smile:

    Wish we had hit the Osprey nest first - Harry, you had some nice light there.

    Don
     
  13. Harry, what an outstanding set of images, very well done my friend. I can't wait to get down there and take that boat ride myself.
     
  14. superb photos harry, that boat trip looks fantastic
     
  15. luisv

    luisv

    24
    Feb 8, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Great set, Harry. The shots with the reddish egrets and pair of spoonies are excellent.
     
  16. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Alex and it was a marvelous place for photo ops.
     
  17. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Dave and i'm going to try to get out again on the baot before the end of the month. I can't wait until MI VII.
     
  18. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    WOW Harry! Looks like a well worth it trip! and with reasonable glass too!:eek: 
     
  19. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks John and its oen ride you really should take.
     
  20. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Kristin. I don't think I've seen a spot in Florida where it was so easy getting BIF captures.
     
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