A Trip to Florida and the Bahamas part 1

Have just returned from 2 weeks in Florida and the Bahamas for my wife’s 60th birthday.  There was a group of 6 that have all celebrated each other’s 60th birthdays and this was the last.  As this is a photography blog I’ll only mention the photography rather than the excellent holiday we had.  The first 4 days we spent at South Beach Miami and here I managed to get some shots of Royal Tern, Brown Pelicans, Laughing Gulls and a new lifer, Black Skimmer.
 

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Royal Tern, Thalasseus maximus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/5000 s. f/6.3 iso400 500 mm.


 
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Royal Tern, Thalasseus maximus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/5000 s. f/6.3 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/1000 s. f/11 iso200 500 mm.


 
 
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Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/800 s. f/11 iso200 500 mm.


 
 
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Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/2500 s. f/9 iso200 500 mm.


 
 
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Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/2000 s. f/11 iso200 500 mm.


 
 
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Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/2000 s. f/11 iso200 500 mm.


 
 
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Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/6400 s. f/5.6 iso200 500 mm.


 
 
 
As well as the beach we also took a trip to the Miami Botanical Gardens where we saw Cardinal, Northern Waterthrush and Blue-crowned Parakeet.
 
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Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/400 s. f/5 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Northern Waterthrush, Parkesia noveboracensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/1600 s. f/5 iso800 500 mm.


 
 
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Blue-crowned Parakeet, Thectocercus acuticaudatus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/1250 s. f/5 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
On Sandra’s birthday we went to Bill Baggs National Park in Key Biscayne, walked some trails, had a picnic and a great time. Not very productive for birds but we did manage to see a distant Red-bellied Woodpecker, Gray Kingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Black and White Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Palm Warbler, American Redstart, Mourning Dove, White Ibis, Brown Pelican and a high flying Red-shouldered Hawk with it’s Iguana catch. There was also Iguanas, butterflies and Raccoons hoping for picnic handouts.
 
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Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/5000 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/3200 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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White Ibis, Eudocimus albus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/640 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Raccoon, Procyon lotor

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/1000 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Raccoon, Procyon lotor

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/500 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
 
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Butterfly

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

1/640 s. f/5.6 iso400 500 mm.


 
Next it’s off on a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas which will be posted as ‘A Trip to Florida and the Bahamas part 2’

2 comments on “A Trip to Florida and the Bahamas part 1
  1. Lyneatta says:

    Amazing shots Kevin. Well done

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