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Black-bellied Whistling Duck landing

I followed and took pictures of this Black-bellied Whistling Duck as it flew in open skies but didn't have time to adjust my settings as the duck entered the darker background. The image is underexposed but it gives a pleasing effect.
Canon EOS 7D, EF500 4L IS USM, F/4, 1/2000, ISO 500
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The Limpkin's breakfast

I found this Limpkin foraging for food at the boat ramp at ARM-Lox NWR. The bird found a clam for breakfast.
Canon EOS 7D, EF500 4L IS USM, Canon 1.4X Converter II, Focal length 700 mm, F/5.6, 1/400, ISO 500.
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We gotta get out of this filthy neighborhood!

One chick seems to be telling the other, "Hey, we gotta get out of this filthy neighborhood!".
Canon EOS 7D2, EF400 5.6L USM, F/5.6, 1/320, ISO 1600.
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Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) nectaring on Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco). These large and showy wasps do not defend their nests and are not aggressive. The adult wasps feed on nectar and sap. They only capture and anesthetize prey to store in excavated burrows where they lay a single egg on each prey. Taken at the Marsh Trail of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM Macro Lens, and Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX.
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Smooth-billed Ani

I finally found this bird, the Smooth-billed Ani at ARM-Lox where I spent a few unsuccessful days searching. It was very hot and humid and I couldn't stay for too long. When we lived in Honduras, there were Anis all over the place but then I wasn't into wildlife photography yet.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF500 4L IS USM, F/8, 1/1600, ISO 500.
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Zebra Longwing, The Florida State Butterfly

It's Sunday again and let's give our feathered friends a day of rest.This image was captured in my front yard. The Zebra Longwing Butterfly, the state butterfly of Florida, loves the flowers of the Jatropha tree.
Canon EOS 7D, EF400 5.6L USM, Phottix Mitros flash, F/5.6, 1/1250, ISO 500
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Green Heron

This Green Heron of Green Cay posed and preened for me. I snapped this image when the bird paused momentarily from preening.
Canon EOS 7D, EF500 4L IS USM, Canon 1.4X Converter II, Focal length 700 mm., F/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 400.
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Summer in South Florida is a great time to look for Atala Butterflies (Eumaeus atala) laying eggs on their host plant the Coontie (Zamia pumila). The Florida population of Atalas was once thought to have been extirpated, but the rise in popularity of butterfly gardens has allowed this beautiful butterfly to make a remarkable comeback. Photographed at the FAU Boca Raton campus preserve. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro lens and Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash.
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While walking back to the parking lot after photographing the Anis, I ran into this non-venomous Everglades Rat Snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis) on the Marsh Trail. What do you do when the only lens on your camera is a super telephoto and all your reptile photographing gear is in the car? Grab your iPhone, lay down on the ground and take a video of course. I do have many years of experience with snakes, and I don't recommend that anyone get this close to a snake that they are unfamiliar with. The Everglades Rat Snake is a color variation of the Eastern Rat Snake. It can be distinguised from the other color variant the Yellow Rat Snake by its brighter, sometimes more orange color, and a red tongue. Taken at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
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It's wonderful to see the return of the Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. This primarily Caribbean and South American bird only reaches the United States in southern Florida. The South Florida population of this bird is believed to be declining rapidly, but it remains common in the tropics. They feed primarily on insects and small reptiles and amphibians; and occasionally fruit.
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Least Tern displays his catch

This Least Tern was displaying his catch to others flying in the hope of attracting a female. One female eventually landed a few feet from him and this gallant bird promptly handed her the fish.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF400 5.6L USM, F/8, 1/1600, ISO 400
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Roseate Spoonbill landing

I caught this Roseate Spoonbill during a landing after a short flight.
Canon EOS 7D2, EF400 5.6L USM, Canon 1.4X Converter II, Focal Length 560 mm, F/8, 1/1600, ISO 400.
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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.