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Prairies and Swamps 2
Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Florida mostly ISO: 50 
Posted By: slowpez, 03-12-2015, 11:03 PM

I had been waiting to give the DA300 and 1.4 TC a workout and was able to on this trip.









And finally, a true Florida prairie. Fast disappearing.


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Nice series Susan. That combo seems to work really well together.

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Good stuff, as always, Susan. The Florida prairie looks very much like some the coastal areas around here.

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Nice series Susan. That combo seems to work really well together.

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Good stuff, as always, Susan. The Florida prairie looks very much like some the coastal areas around here.

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Thanks Tim and Jer. Appreciate your having a look.

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Thanks for sharing, I'll share pictures of Illinois prairies this summer!
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it appears that there are some type of yucca on the flatlands there?
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Very nice Slowpez, it's lucky we have cameras to capture the wild places in the world, because as you said they are fast disappearing which is a great shame. It is the great cats i feel really aggrieved about and there seems to be very little effort on conservation worldwide. There are native cats in florida at one stage I believe. Florida Panther facts, Florida Panther photos, Florida Panther videos and Florida Panther news
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Thanks for sharing, I'll share pictures of Illinois prairies this summer!
I look forward to seeing your prairies.

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it appears that there are some type of yucca on the flatlands there?
I think they are some kind of saw palmetto although we do have some pear cactus.

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Very nice Slowpez, it's lucky we have cameras to capture the wild places in the world, because as you said they are fast disappearing which is a great shame. It is the great cats i feel really aggrieved about and there seems to be very little effort on conservation worldwide. There are native cats in florida at one stage I believe. Florida Panther facts, Florida Panther photos, Florida Panther videos and Florida Panther news
There are still some cats to be found on these prairies. They rangers spot them on occasion. The biggest problem now is the pythons that are multiplying at such a rapid rate that they are killing off the native species. They also have a few, a very few, whooping cranes. We were lucky enough to see one but both of its legs had radar gizmos on them. I don't know how he could fly.

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The pythons are invasive species have seen them on TV over here (turtle man n gator boys) please don't mock for I have only watched these shows once or twice. Lol
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Love those Susan....in particular I was fond of the spider...I love spiders! All were well shot!

Regards!
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The pythons are invasive species have seen them on TV over here (turtle man n gator boys) please don't mock for I have only watched these shows once or twice. Lol
I will never admit to watching those kinds of shows

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Love those Susan....in particular I was fond of the spider...I love spiders! All were well shot!

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Someone has to love them. I, sadly, am not one of them but they can be very photogenic.
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Here are some shots from my bumble bee monitoring project last year. Not just bumbles in this album, but whatever I ran across and got good images of.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYq4ZMn
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A very good and interesting series of shots all well taken.
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Here are some shots from my bumble bee monitoring project last year. Not just bumbles in this album, but whatever I ran across and got good images of.

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Quite a varied collection of insects. Bees in flight are so very hard to capture aren't they? Did I see a hummingbird moth in your collection?

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A very good and interesting series of shots all well taken.
Thanks EM.
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Quite a varied collection of insects. Bees in flight are so very hard to capture aren't they? Did I see a hummingbird moth in your collection?
Thanks EM.
Yes, we have at least two species of the clearwing sphinx moths here, one hummingbird mimic (red and green) and one bumblebee mimic (yellow and black). They seem to be on the rise in our neighborhood, and are also active in the Fermilab prairie areas. I was also inspected by a ruby-throated hummingbird last summer, though only once. She was very curious about me when I was close to one big oak tree, I wonder if she was nesting there. Those we have plenty of around our house.

Bees in flight are very tough - though some of them like leafcutters can hover a bit. Fortunately, they're easy to track to the flowers and get shots there for identification.

I did spend too much time trying to photograph a green darner dragonfly one morning, it wouldn't let me get within 20 feet. Many others will perch and let you slowly approach, but not those guys.
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