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On top of the world

I have always imagined a bird of prey on this globe atop a flagpole at the Arthur R. Marshall-Loxahatchee NWR but have never seen one until this morning.This Red-shouldered Hawk stood there going through different poses. The pose I was hoping for was the raised wing but that didn't happen.
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Northern Mockingbird - Natural pest control in my garden.

There are now at least 10 young Northern Mockingbirds in my yard. When they're not chasing each other, they do work in my garden. Here is one of them picking up a grub from the lawn.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5,6, 1/400, ISO 500
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Northern Cardinal feeding on Cocoplum

I found this Northern Cardinal feeding on Cocoplum on the Marsh Trail at Arthur R. Marshall-Loxahatchee NWR. The bird did not mind my presence and even preened after the meal.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/8, 1/1250, ISO 500.
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The Great Blue Heron just before touchdown.

I captured this Great Blue Heron as it put on the brakes a split-second before touchdown.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5.6, 1/8000, ISO 800
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Reflection of a stalking Green Heron

When I saw this Green Heron, I could only see a side of the bird but I knew there was a reflection somewhere. So, I kept moving and shooting until I found the sweet spot and captured the reflection.
Canon 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 800.
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What's wrong, honey? Anything I said?

Seems like this pair of Nanday Parakeets are having a misunderstanding and the male has no clue at all on what happened. Like humans, the males are always clueless when they get the silent treatment. Been there, done that.
Canon 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/4L IS USM, f/8, 1/1250, ISO 400
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Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
We found this beautiful Red-Eared Slider in our backyard lake. It is native to the Mississippi River and its tributaries. They are considered an invasive species in Florida as their population can outnumber that of our native turtles. These turtles were once very popular in the pet trade, and small baby turtles were sold by the thousands. Unfortunately the baby turtles required special care and the vast majority of them perished. Many were released by owners who could no longer properly care for them, and wild populations became established worldwide. In 2007, Florida banned the sale of Red-Eared Sliders. Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM lens, and Canon 430ex II Speedlite in Coconut Creek, Florida.
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A blushing Double-crested Cormorant

Here is a portrait of that friendly Double-crested Cormorant in Green Cay with a blush on its face.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5.6, 1/1250, ISO 500.
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Young Yellow-crowned Night Heron with Apple snail shell

As I watched, this young Yellow-crowned Night Heron picked up stuffs from the water, like sticks, and leaves, until it found the Apple Snail shell. The bird carried it for a while and then dropped it like it got tired playing with it.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 2000.
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Scarlet Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)
After waiting nearly 4 years, she's finally bloomed. The Scarlet Hibiscus is native to Florida and grows in wet-soil habitats. The plant dies back to the ground each winter and emerges in the spring. They can reach a height of 6-8 feet in the summer. The bloom only lasts one day. Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM lens and Canon 430ex II flash in Coconut Creek, Florida.
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Southern Bull Frog aka Pig Frog

Sundays will always be featherless until further notice. Today's non-feathered model is the Southern Bullfrog aka Pig Frog. They are now bravely visible again and I have been seeing quite a few at Green Cay.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6 USM, F/5.6, 1/800, ISO 800.
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Double-crested Cormorant with fish

This Double-crested Cormorant came up with a fish right in front of me. I was watching this particular bird because of its darker coloration on the base of the beak which no one seems to be able to explain.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO 800
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Our Mission is to promote conservation, education, and restoration of wildlife and wild places by encouraging people to experience nature through photography.

It’s simple, really. The advent of the digital camera has spurred a huge revival in photography as a hobby. Many new photographers are inspired by the wonderful images that they have seen of the natural world and would like to try to create similar images. However, it takes more than just a camera to truly represent nature’s beauty. You have to have a certain amount of determination and, most of all, an understanding of the environment itself, in order to capture it in a photograph. That’s what EPS is all about. EPS strives to help and encourage the budding nature photographer to look beyond just taking images and to help preserve the environments that make taking these inspirational photographs possible.