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Old Mar 15, 2012, 4:19 PM   #1
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This is when you really appreciate a telephoto lens...and want something longer than 200.

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 9:05 AM   #2
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Yep, looks familiar. He might have been hanging around my neighborhood recently. Nice capture of a big boy. Telephoto lens are definitely worthwhile.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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Thankfully that was not in a residential neighborhood, nor was it in a captured/harvested tourist farm. It and others that I saw were in the wild - and there were no barriers between us. It, and the Great Blue in flight with the frog were taken at the Orlando Wetlands Park. It is a 1600 acre ranch that was purchased and flooded for final "recycled quality" wastewater treatment. As the water filters through the various large lakes/pools, but the time it reaches the St Johns River, it has less phosphate than the river has naturally.

It creates a wonderful environment for birds, deer, gators, and other wildlife. Has about 20 miles of dirt roads creating the berms for the pools with motor vehicles, other than the service vehicles, prohibited. Great for pedestrians, bikes and horseback. While I usually take my mountain bike out there, was with others, and hiked about 4 miles the other day.
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