Five-Years Ago (04-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 4: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Sunrise at Playalinda Beach, then spent the day roaming Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Early morning spider web, lots of birds, and an alligator sunning. Many of the birds had captured a fish.

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Surf Fishing at Dawn. Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-3 00 mm VRlens (ISO 500, 85 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Spider Web Coated with Early Morning Dew. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)


Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

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Alligator Sunning Along a Canal at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 250, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (10-January-2013) — Florida

Gone to See America. January 2013 Florida Road Trip. Day 8: Merritt Island.

On my last morning before heading back home I stopped at Playalinda beach. A couple of  folks were out fishing at sunrise when this tern flew past the sun.

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Tern and Two Fisherman at Sunrise. Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 18.5 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 200, 18.5 mm, f/4, 1/1000). (David J Mathre)

Thursday (06-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip Day 6. Canaveral National Seashore.

Lost Hat in the Sand at Playalinda Beach. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec).

Lost Hat in the Sand at Playalinda Beach. Merritt Island, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon 700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lost Hat in the Sand at Playalinda Beach. Merritt Island, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 3200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (04-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip Day 4. Canaveral National Seashore.

Surf Fishing at Dawn at Playalinda Beach.

Surf Fishing at Dawn. Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-3 00 mm VRlens (ISO 500, 85 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Surf Fishing at Dawn. Playalinda Beach, Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-3 00 mm VRlens (ISO 500, 85 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)