Saturday, April 30, 2011

Florida's Birding & PhotoFest

I'm currently attending classes at Florida's Birding and PhotoFest in St. Augustine, trying to take my photography to a higher level.  I'm suffering brain fatigue, for sure, but grateful for the incredible opportunity to learn from professional prographers like Arthur Morris, Greg Downing, Maxis Gamez, and Joe Brady

The photo above is one I took of a Great Egret posturing one evening at the Rookery within the Alligator Farm.  If you've never visited this incredible rookery, you must put it on your list of places to visit in the spring when the birds are mating and nesting.

Tomorrow will be my last day of classes and I'll start off in downtown St. Augustine at 6:15 a.m.  Can you imagine the beauty of the 'Old Town' at first light!


Loui♥ said...

what an exciting opportunity!!
Knowing you, you are absorbing it all!
what an awesome photo!
breathtakingly exquisite!!!
can't wait to see your pics of "Olde Town" at first light!!
warmest hugs..

Pat Harris said...

That photo is striking. Love the contrast. Can't wait to see what you've learned. Blessings, Pat

Novice Naturalist said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations. What a great shot. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Thank you SO much for recommending the rookery in St. Augustine. After reading your post, we took off from Pensacola Beach on a Friday night and headed straight there. One of the most amazing things ever! Loved the wood stork chicks and everything else. Must have been great to photograph there!

Barrier Island Girl said...

Heather, I'm so glad you made the trip over and experienced the Rookery first hand. It's difficult to describe just how amazing the place is. Who would ever think a rookery like this could be found in the middle of an alligator farm!!! Lol

For anyone else interested, do a search for the Alligator Farm (in St. Augustine) and check out which birds will be there (April and May are peak months)