Four-Years Ago (25-December-2011) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2011 Florida Road Trip. Day 6: St. Petersburg.

Osprey warming in the early morning sun at Fort De Soto Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec).

Osprey Warming in the Early Morning Sun in Fort Desoto Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Osprey Warming in the Early Morning Sun in Fort De Soto Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Seven-Years Ago (25-December-2008) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2008 Florida Road Trip. Day 4: Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg.

Great Blue Heron at Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec).

Great Blue Heron at Fort DeSoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Great Blue Heron at Fort DeSoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (24-December-2011) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2011 Florida Road Trip. Day 5: St. Petersburg.

Top Gun Protecting His Mate and Nest. Osprey Aerial Battle. Fort De Soto County Park in St Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).

Top Gun Protecting His Mate and Nest. Osprey Aerial Battle. Fort Desoto County Park in St Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Top Gun Protecting His Mate and Nest. Osprey Aerial Battle. Fort Desoto County Park in St Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eight-Years Ago (24-December-2007) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2007 Florida Road Trip. Day 3: St. Petersburg.

Turkey Vulture Warming in the Morning Sun. Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Turkey Vulture Warming in the Morning Sun. Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, and converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Warming in the Morning Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (25-December-2011) — Florida

Gone to See America. December 2011 Florida Road Trip. Day 6: St. Petersburg.

Osprey in Flight at Fort De Soto Park in St Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec).

Osprey in Flight at Fort De Soto Park in St Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Osprey in Flight at Fort Desoto Park in St Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)