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Kevin Bruce Taylor
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The TriColored Heron

I made this photo with the new Canon 7D Mark ll, 70-200 2.8 USM ll and a 1.4 extender.  

It is a resident breeder from the Gulf states of the USA and northern Mexico south through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazil and Peru. It's formerly known in North America as the Louisiana heron. 

This was taken in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge 25 miles south of Tallahassee, FL. 

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I made this photo last Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. You cam see this house from downtown Gatlinburg and also from the Gatlinburg Bypass. This house is located in a place called Greystone Heights. I believe it is for sale for 3,000,000.00. I saw some photos of the inside and boy is it Tacky!! 

#gatlinburg   #tennessee   #fallcolors   #fall   #greatsmokymountains   #mansion  
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+Kevin Bruce Taylor have never been there but hear it's incredible. .really can't blame you for wanting to return..the winter on the east coast has been long and brutally cold..hope you have a fantastic time..safe travels ☺
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I normally don't photograph cats, but have not been able to travel lately. This cat was chasing squirrels and birds until the king of the backyard came out to photograph his mischievous ways!

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I was at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge the other day when they were doing some prescribed burning. Here is the reason for prescribed burning.

Prescribed burning reduces the amount of ground vegetation during cooler months to decrease risk of bushfires that could cause greater damage later in the season.

Prescribed burning also helps to maintain biodiversity and assists with vegetation management.

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Wakulla Spring

Wakulla Spring is one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, in addition to being a natural treasure within Florida. This spring discharges 250 million gallons a day. It has a constant water temperature of 69F year round.

The spring offers boat rides throughout the spring river ways where you can see all types of wildlife. This also a favorite place to go swimming and diving. I didn't show it but to the right of this photo is a lodge and a restaurant.  

#wakulla   #springs   #florida   #water   #boatride  
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I went to NY, but Florida must be wonderful!!
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In the last post I said I would show another photograph I made using the Canon 7D Mark ll and canon 70-200mm f/2.8 USM ll without the 2x extender. 

This is a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron. The sun is hitting him just right, kind of looks like I'm using a flash. I actually used a Circular Polarizer to calm down some of the light and glare.

#canonphotographers   #nightheron   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #florida   #wildliferefuge   #estuary   #wildlife  
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I will have to do a little homework. Thanks for sharing this photo
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Floridas Orange Sunset

Night before last I took a trip down to the St.Marks Lighthouse located in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

It didn't look like much was going to happen in the way of a sunset, so I waited around and saw this sailboat coming up and about ready to throw in the anchor in the Apalachee Bay.

As the night progressed things changed dramatically and I ended up with this shot. 

#sunset   #sunsetlovers   #florida   #sunsetphotography   #sailing   #sailboat   #bay   #boat  
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Thanks much for taking a look +Bruce Wessel !
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It turned out to be another beautiful day at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. No wildlife, but a good day for reflections!

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Reflections on the East River Pool at St. Marks National wildlife Refuge. In my past visits to the refuge it's really rare to see the water this calm. But I got lucky this day!

#florida   #floridaphotographer   #wildliferefuge   #estuary   #reflectionphotography   #clouds   #waterreflections   #waterscapephotography  
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Thanks much +Darrell MacIver!!
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One of the clients I have been working for owns his own Biplane. After I finished working on his project I took this for myself.

He said the next time I head out to his airstrip(which is on his property) that he would take me flying! Can't wait to get up there and take some arial photos!!!!
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It sure is +Darrell MacIver, wish it was mine!
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Most people think of herons as blue-grey or white birds with long necks and long legs. The bird in this photo, a black-crowned night heron, is the exception. Why are they named night herons? Because they hunt for food mainly at dusk and early evening. 

Night herons’ necks and yellow legs are short and their bodies are chunky. Compared to white and blue herons (45 inches tall or more), night herons are smaller - about 23 to 28 inches, with a wingspan of about four feet. 

There are seven species of night herons. The black-crowned bird is the most common, ranging all over the United Sates. They travel in groups, but once they land in marsh/estuary areas for a rest, they prefer to keep their distance from their fellow night herons. Like other herons, they hunt for small fish, frogs, snakes, mice, and whatever else looks good to them. 

I photographed this bird in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (Florida, near Tallahassee). He’s a regular visitor to this area in the fall and winter.

I made this photo with the new Canon 7D Mark II, using a Canon 70-200 lens and a Canon 2x extender. The 2x extender reduces sharpness somewhat, but it does work better with prime lenses.

In my next post I'll be showing a photo of a night heron using just the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS ll and the Canon 7D Mark II.

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