Pink and White Rose

Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida we went to the
 “Rose Garden” to capture images of the roses. This is an image of the fifth rose that I found very interesting and thought that I would share this image with you.Pink and White Rose with bud
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/200 sec at f/16, hand held.

Pink Rose

Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida we went to the “Rose Garden” to capture images of the roses. This is an image of the fourth rose that I found very interesting and thought that I would share this image with you.Pink Rose
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/125 sec at f/16, hand held.

Peach and Yellow Rose

Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida we went to the “Rose Garden” to capture images of the roses. This is an image of the third rose that I found very interesting and thought that I would share this image with you.Peach and Yellow Rose
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/125 sec at f/16, hand held.

Rosa hybrid “Fragrant Apricot”

Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida we went to the “Rose Garden” to capture images of the roses. This is an image of the second rose that I found very interesting and thought that I would share it with you.Yellow and peach colored rose
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/16, hand held.

Rosa hybrid “Love and Peace”

Visiting Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida we went to the “Rose Garden” to capture images of the roses. I found this hybrid very interesting and thought that I would share this image with you.Red and Yellow Rose
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/16, hand held.

Gulf Fritillary gathering nectar

On a visit to Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida we went to the “Butterfly Garden” and managed to capture this image of a Gulf Fritillary harvesting nectar from a flower.Gulf Fritillary on a pink flower
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 400, 1/500 sec at f/8.0, hand held

Red and Yellow Rose

Yesterday we visited Harry P Leu Gardens in the Orlando, Florida area to capture images with Arnold Dubin, one of our photography friends. He told us that we needed to go by the Rose Gardens to see what might be blooming. We thought, “It is almost July, temperatures have been in the 90 degrees range for weeks so the roses are bound to be at the end of life if blooming at all.”  Much to our surprise there were hundreds of rose blooms in the garden, showing off their beautiful colors. This is one of the many roses that we saw, hope you enjoy it.Red and Yellow Rose Bloom
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/640 sec at f/16, hand held

Panting Heron in wetlands

While visiting Egan’s Creek Greenway, Fernandina Beach, Florida we spotted this Little Blue Heron standing on a snag in the wetlands. It was panting like a dog, this image shows it with its mouth open and its tongue out, similar to a dog on a hot day. I didn’t realize that birds panted to cool off, so I thought it was an interesting discovery.Little Blue Heron on a snag
 
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 400, 1/2000 sec at f/8.0, hand held.

Snowy Egret in Flight

Image captured while visiting Egan’s Creek Greenway, Fernandina Beach, Florida. We were trying out the new Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6  AFS lens to see how it performed capturing images of wildlife. I am pleased with this in flight image.Snowy Egret in Flight

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 400, 1/2500 sec at f/5.6, hand held

Manatee Pup with Adult

While visiting Tomoka State Park, in Florida, I managed to capture this image of a Manatee Pup (left) rubbing noses with an adult Manatee (right).Two Manatee noses

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 lens and a 1.7 teleconverter for a focal length of 500 mm, ISO 400, 1/125 sec at f/8.0, hand held.