Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip. Day 9: Big Cypress Swamp.
While staying at Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Bungalow, I went for a “Swamp Walk” in the Big Cypress Swamp with Kristen and Angela. Before the trip, I got a pair of waders from Cabela’s. Not really sure what I was getting into, I only took a walking stick/monopod and my trusty Leica X2 travel camera. It was a lot of fun — and we didn’t see any alligators or water moccasin snakes. Just the week before, one of the invasive 15+ foot Burmese pythons was caught nearby.
Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 12: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Dew covered spider webs at sunrise. Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve in Florida. First image is a composite of three images taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens. Raw image processed with Google HDR Efex Pro. The second image is a single exposure with the same camera and lens.
Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 13: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Snowy Egret, Wood Stork, and Immature White Ibis at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7.
Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 11: Big Cypress National Preserve.
Kingfisher at the Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. I had a hard time getting a picture of this guy. Every time I got close, he would fly off. Finally, I just waited for him to come back to a favorite perch. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 1000, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec).