Fort DeSoto Park 8-05-06

Discussion in 'Nature' started by joshodonnell, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. So I made my first official bird photography trip to Fort DeSoto Park this
    morning ... It was a wonderful morning and there were plenty of birds to keep
    me occupied. There were plentiful amounts of more species than I could list.

    The "keepers" from this morning can be found in this gallery:

    I'm still very much a beginner, so I am very pleased with the results of my
    first birding adventure!
  2. Joshua, you did an amazing job for your first time out. You should be pleased with the results as your images are terrific.

    I have always said that if we were allowed to design our own heaven, mine would look a lot like Fort Desoto Park. I has been a number of years since I have visited, but it is still one of my favorite places.
  3. Bill, thanks for the comment! It is definately an amazing place... I had visited there several times previously, however those times were for relaxing on the beach and I never had my camera with me... I'm lucky that I am only about 45 minutes away, I plan on making it one of my regular stops once the summer heat lessens and the fall migration starts.
  4. Nice job Joshua!

    Ft. Desoto remains my favorite local spot for shooting. I go there regularly and have never left without at least one image that made the visit worthwhile. Of course, even without a camera, a visit there is always worthwhile.

    When you visit again, make sure you look carefully at the retention ponds around the condos as you turn off the Bayway. I often see Roseate Spoonbills there. Just before the second bridge, there are some ponds on the left that host migratory ducks during migration. Also, look through the breaks in the Mangroves on your approach. Some of my best photo ops have been found that way. North Beach at low tide always yields something interesting. There's a Night Heron that's a fixture (he hangs out near the picnic tables). The Racoons head out on the mud flats as suset nears. The sunsets can be great in either direction. After a good storm, the sand patterns can make for some great shooting.

    I see you also made it to Sawgrass, one of my other favorite spots.

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