Taking Flight

Across the street from the St Augustine Light Station is the local gator farm.  Besides a large population of alligators and crocodiles,  they also host quite a few local birds.  The trees surrounding the main Alligator swamp is filled with native water birds.

We saw a variety of birds including herons, storks, egrets and roseate spoonbills like this one.  I spent a few minutes following this specimen because he kept watching people and anxiously looking around.  I got the feeling that he was on the verge of moving and true to form, he soon took off to find a new perch.

St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
500mm @ f/10 –  1/800 sec – ISO 320

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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