My flickr contact Bill Eaton took this amazing image of a ring necked duck in the Viera Wetlands near Melbourne, Florida.
Our pond is frozen today but has had some mallards on it already this winter/spring and more ducks will come no doubt, including a pair of very colorful wood ducks.
My flickr contact Edward took this picture of an apartment building in Miami, Florida with his Ricoh GR II.
Flickr member Mark Jackson took this excellent billboard portrait at the Tampa International Airport, Tampa, Florida with his Fuji X100.
My flickr contact Bill Eaton caught this incredible image of a roseate spoonbill flying in the Stick Marsh, Fellsmere, Florida. Looks prehistoric. Amazing.
My flickr contact Bill Eaton took this amazing image of a male wood stork in flight in the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida.
Flickr member Jordan Barab took this outstanding image of a group of what look like egrets with his Sony RX100 II.
The NPR web site has a nice post on the photographer Gary Monroe: An Unsung Photographer’s Ode To Other Unsung Artists. It’s worth reading his story as well as enjoying his images. The Highwaymen slide show is stunning.
His personal site has a nice collection of his black and white film work that’s easier to browse through: Gary Monroe.
From Gary’s about page:
Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, received a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Upon returning home, he photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach. Since 1984 he has photographed throughout Haiti, and later looked at tourism across Florida, especially the “rite of passage” of vacationers at Disney World. He also “wanders aimlessly” to photograph in other countries – Brazil, Israel, Cuba, India, Trinidad, Poland and Egypt to name a few. Recently he has been looking at the landscape, especially the transformation of place due to corporate-driven planning.
“Wanders aimlessly?” I’d say his aim is pretty good although I do love that phrase and understand why he’d use it. Keep on shooting, even when you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for.
Human landscapes in SW Florida
The Big Picture has an absolutely stunning collection of aerial images of housing and other human created landscapes in southwest Florida. I love this stuff, reminds me of macro images of microprocessors.