Posts Tagged ‘everglades national park’

Osprey, Everglades National Park

Osprey in Everglades National Park, Florida, by Anne McKinnell

Every once in awhile I like to go through my archives to see what I missed. Sometimes it’s just that I get too many of a particular type of photo at once, and so they don’t all end up getting processed at the time. Like when I was in Florida, almost two years ago now, […]

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Pine Glades Sunset

Pine Glades Lake, Everglades National Park, Florida

I’m working on my second eBook right now, so for today enjoy this peaceful image of a sunset I made at Pine Glades Lake in Everglades National Park, Florida. Please click the image to view a larger version. Yesterday I achieved my goal of 1,000 downloads of my first eBook “8 Types Of Natural Light […]

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Hawk Eye

Red Shouldered Hawk, Everglades National Park, Florida

Are you starting to think I want to be a wildlife photographer? Well, I really do actually, but it is going to take years of practice. I’m still working on my quest to show you at least one image of each of the bird species I photographed in Everglades National Park but it is more […]

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Early Rise for the Pelican

Pelican, Everglades National Park, Florida

At the far end of Everglades National Park, we set up camp at the Flamingo campground. The name is a misnomer though since there are no flamingos to be found there at all. We rose bright and early and set out in our rented canoe to check out the bay while it was still calm […]

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Is That An Alligator Or A Crocodile?

Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

Did you know that southern Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles can both be found? Me either! I always thought it was alligators in the north and crocodiles in the south. Not sure where I got that idea, but the truth is that alligators are in fresh water and […]

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Conveying Emotion in a Landscape Image

Pine Glades Lake, Everglades National Park, Florida

How do you make a sunset more than a pretty picture? To really connect with your audience some emotion or feeling needs to be conveyed. What are you feeling when you are making the image? What attracted you to the scene? What do you want to say? When I first started asking myself these questions […]

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At a Snail’s Pace

Everglades National Park, Florida

We originally planned on spending the month of December in Florida. Well it’s now February and we’re still here! We are moving at a snail’s pace, and enjoying every minute of it. Our exploration of Florida started in Daytona, then came Cape Canaveral and the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge where most of my bird photos […]

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River of Grass

Everglades National Park, Florida

Most US National Parks were created to protect unique geographic features, icons like Half Dome in Yosemite or Old Faithful in Yellowstone. Whereas Everglades National Park, the third largest national park in the country, was created to protect a fragile wetland ecosystem. That’s the reason for all those wading birds I’ve been showing you lately. […]

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Achieving Your Artistic Vision In Post-Processing

Cypress Swamp, Everglades National Park, Florida

I know there are lots of “purists” out there, and that’s okay. Often my preference is also a natural looking image. But sometimes I feel that an image needs to be played with a little in post-processing before it gets the feeling that I want to convey. For example, take this image I made in […]

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The Little Things

Tree Frog, Everglades National Park, Florida

When faced with such an expansive landscape as the Everglades it is hard to know where to point your lens sometimes. The land is so flat. At times like that, I try to focus on the little things. This little tree frog was only about two inches long! I made the image using a 180mm […]

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Dwarf Cypress at Dawn

Everglades National Park, Florida

Before dawn arrives Paul, my guide for the day, takes me to a grove of dwarf bald cypress growing in the swampy saw grass. On go the water shoes and we start slogging in the cold but clean water before the sun peaks over the horizon. In the winter, the cypress have lost most of […]

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Slough Slogging And Big Lenses In The Everglades

Everglades National Park, Florida

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, Everglades National Park does not have any huge iconic locations like most other national parks. It is a beautiful landscape no doubt, but it takes a bit more work to figure out what to make of it than when you go somewhere like Yosemite where you have Half […]

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First Sunrise in Everglades National Park

Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park, a place I have wanted to visit for many years, overwhelmed me with its subtle beauty. There are no majestic icons like in some of the other national parks like Yosemite or Glacier. Just prairie, swamp, cypress, and hammocks of hardwood trees. It is almost as far away from home as I […]

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