Five-Years Ago (12-June-2010) –Florida

Summer Wildlife in Florida. Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg.

Sandpiper walking on the beach. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec).

Sandpiper on the Beach at Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sandpiper on the Beach at Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (13-February-2014) — Florida

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.

Snowy Egret, Wood Stork, and Immature White Ibis at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 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. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Egret, Wood Stork, and Immature White Ibis at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 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. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (12-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 12: Big Cypress National Preserve.

Silhouette of a Kingfisher with its beak open making a call at dusk. Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7.

Silhouette of a Kingfisher with its Beak Open Making a Call at Dusk. Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Silhouette of a Kingfisher with its Beak Open Making a Call at Dusk. Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). Image converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (11-February-2014) — Florida

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).

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). (David J Mathre)
Kingfisher at the Big Cypress Swamp in Florida. 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). (David J Mathre)