Four-Years Ago (05-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 5: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Roseate Spoonbills Feeding in a Mangrove Pond. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec).

Four Roseate Spoonbills Feeding in a Mangrove Pond. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Four Roseate Spoonbills Feeding in a Mangrove Pond. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (25-November-2014) — Florida

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge: Black Point Wildlife Drive

My only view of an alligator on that day was just as I was leaving. All that was visible was an eye and the tip of its snout. It was starting to rain, so I only got one loop on the wildlife drive. Some birds, but not as many as I have seen on previous visits to the National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator Eyes. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 2800, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Alligator Eyes. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 2800, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)


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

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

Have you ever had the Google Photo Assistant create or add a photo effect that makes no sense? This is an image I previously posted of “Two Roseate Spoonbills and Five Brown Pelicans Flying in Formation formation over the Merritt Island Wildlife Preserve”. The Google “photo assistant” created a version with snow falling. It also changed the location to Bengaluru, Karnataka, India???

Two Roseate Spoonbills in a Formation of Pelicans. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Two Roseate Spoonbills in a Formation of Pelicans. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (05-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip Day 5. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Four Roseate Spoonbills Feeding in a Mangrove Pond. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec).

Four Roseate Spoonbills Feeding in a Mangrove Pond. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Four Roseate Spoonbills Feeding in a Mangrove Pond. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec). (David J Mathre)