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Wasp taking off from leaf

Sundays are no feather days so here is a Wasp I found at ARM-Lox NWR taking off from a leaf of the Passion Flower vine. 
Canon EOS 7D, EF100 2.8 Macro USM, Sigma EM-140 DG Ring Flash, F/13, 1/250, ISO 100.
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Wetlands war - The Heron strikes back

Continuing the war of the wetlands, here is the Tricolored Heron striking back at the Common Gallinule.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF300 4L IS USM, F/4, 1/2000, ISO 1000
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War in the wetlands

A war erupted yesterday at Green Cay where a pair of Common Gallinules were foraging with their young when the Tricolored Heron landed nearby. Without hesitation, the Common Gallinules attacked and the Tricolored attacked back. The battle lasted for a couple of minutes until the heron backed out and flew elsewhere.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF300 4L IS USM, F/4, 1/2500, ISO 1000
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Juvenile Tricolored Heron foraging

I love reflections and this Tricolored Heron's is no exception. The bird was foraging and I waited for the ripples to disappear before snapping the image.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF400 5.6L USM, F8, 1/800, ISO 500.
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A female Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) landing on her favorite perch on Lee Road next to Bedner’s Farm and the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA. Overcast skies create the soft lighting for this image. When it is not breeding season, Snail Kites spend the majority of their time perched while looking for snails. Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS USM L lens, and Canon 2x II converter.
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A newly fledged Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is on the lookout for Apple Snails (Pomacea) off Lee Road near the entrance to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Young Snail Kites are adept at capturing snails but extracting them from the shell takes practice. At this age their feathers may look worn down since they frequently get their tail and undersides wet when hunting.

Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS USM L lens, and Canon 2x II converter at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA.
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Morning surprise - White-tailed Deer

It was early and I was shooting a Little Blue Heron at ARM-Lox NWR when I noticed a movement on my left. I turned and saw this beautiful 8-pointer White-tailed Deer fast approaching. As I pointed the 500 mm lens at him, the buck stopped momentarily which allowed me to shoot a burst. He then turned around and hightailed it back to where he came from. This is my first deer at this NWR.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF500 4L IS USM, F/8, 1/250, ISO 500.
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I'm no alien, I'm just moulting!

I waited for this Northern Mockingbird to land on this information board at ARM-Lox NWR and got rewarded with this picture.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF400 4L IS USM, F8, 1/1250, ISO 500
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I posted a short video on YouTube to show a little bit of movement from this cooperative bird (https://youtu.be/D9g09pgth-U). Female Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) perched on her favorite branch. Photograph and Video taken with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS USM L lens, and Canon 2x II converter at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA.
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I created this second American Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) composite specifically to use as a banner on Social Media sites. I also just wanted to see how stitching images with more complex backgrounds would turn out. Unfortunately, such a wide panorama does not work well for Google+. Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS USM L lens, and Canon 2x II converter in the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA.
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The Stalker

This Least Bittern was totally focused on its prey when I chanced upon him. He was in the open and he didn't even notice me.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF400 5.6L, F/5.6, 1/640, ISO 1000.
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The flight of the female Snail Kite

This is a female Snail Kite with the green band Y2 on her right leg, She hunts for Apple Snails along the canals of Bedner's Farm on Lee Road. Every now then she flies from one bush to another or make recon flights looking for snails.
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