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The Poo Ladies

At the Renaissance Festival there are quite a few roving performers dressed in “period” costume and addressing the paying customers in character. These three lovely ladies sang a song clarifying their role as poo removers. Very charming in a disgusting … Continue reading

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Renaissance Festival

Our photo buddies celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Florida Renaissance Festival by spending today enjoying the event and taking lots of pictures. Held in Deerfield Beach, Florida, the Festival tries to recreate life in the 16th century (but with … Continue reading

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Water Lilly

I spent the morning yesterday at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, FL with the guys. A great place for taking photos of their world famous waterlily collection. Nymphaeaceae, commonly called water lilies are flowering plants which grow in water. While their … Continue reading

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Impression of Cars on a Bridge at Night

Not just any bridge, but the Brooklyn Bridge. And not exactly at night but at sunset. I stood on the pedestrian walkway and leaned over the railing. Then I set the shutter speed at a low value to produce the … Continue reading

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Sunrise at the Lake Worth Pier

It was 5:30 am – a most ungodly hour – when a group of us took off for sunrise on the beach at Lake Worth Pier. I had my Olympus OMD EM5II, a light tripod and an assortment of lenses … Continue reading

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Caribbean Flamingo

The Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) naturally is the highlight of Flamingo Gardens. Located in their own habitat, the brightly colored birds survey the tourists and photographers alike. Although flamingos are familiar in zoos, they are naturally found in the Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, … Continue reading

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Tortoise at Flamingo Gardens

Return to blogging – yea – and return to Florida. Here is a nice ole guy taken at Flamingo Gardens (Davie, Florida). This is an example of an African Spurred tortoise and this species is supposed to be the largest … Continue reading

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Heliconius Melpomene Rosina

The Heliconius Melpomene Rosina butterfly is similar to the Heliconius erato. There are many variations in Central and South America. It feeds on various species of Passiflora.  Linnaeus original described this cutie in 1758. According to the Heliconius web site (yes, there … Continue reading

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Isabella’s Heliconian (Longwing)

This is Eueides isabella which is generally found in Mexico, Brazil and the West Indies although they do fly into south Texas. They like rainforest environments These guys are mostly solitary and eat flower nectar. The caterpillars feed on Passiflora … Continue reading

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The Red Postman

Heliconius erato is a common butterfly of South America and is one of about 40 species within Heliconius, and there are many different variations. The are native to the Andes Mountains. The females are unusual in that they feed on … Continue reading

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