As paddle boards become more and more popular advocates seem eager to share the experience. This picture would appear to give "taking the dog out" and doing the "doggie paddle" a whole new meaning.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The ICW in this area is a flourishing habitat for osprey. Their hunting aerial talents are a thrill to watch, their diminutive "chirp" seems counter to their fierce raptor abilities. And to think that DDT use of the 1970's almost eliminated this majestic bird....
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
AsI said previously, a slow cruise along the ICW can be full of surprises. This pair of osprey appeared to be mating as we slowly motored past. Using longer lenses to capture them seemed to be the least intrusive method. This guy certainly appeared to be very proud of himself...
Friday, February 24, 2012
If you take your time cruising along the ICW you might just get to enjoy some time with the neighbors. These guys stayed just close enough to us to be appreciated and photographed. We expressed our gratitude for their friendly co-operation as they moved on.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Playing with some post processing here...This commercial fishing vessel, well used and rough around the edges, seemed almost timeless. I could imagine the TV set from the 60's program "Flipper" where this relic would have been right at home. Florida from the land of "ago".....
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Manatees along the ICW.....When you least expect it these gentle sea cows can put on a whale of a show. Not knowing just where they are going to surface makes gets photos a real challenge. We followed (at a distance) two manatees as the lumbered along the shoreline, calling to one another, "over there".."no!, just here", etc. At any rate, this shot reminded me of those images of whale tails that I have always dreamed of getting.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
The vistas from atop the Jupiter Lighthouse are impressive enough for the local TV stations to install webcams for use in their weather segments. Looking east the Jupiter Inlet, our portal to the Atlantic, makes for a beautiful seascape. The inlet provides a gateway to some of southern Florida's best boating waters as well as a TV eye on local weather conditions.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Jupiter Lighthouse Valentine's Day annual fund raiser includes a romantic 15 minutes of "couples alone time" (complete with champagne) at the very top of the the structure. The afternoon/evening event runs from February 12th to Valentine's Day and is always a sellout with reservations booked through January and February. A good cause and a killer view!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Who is more interested in whom? If you have anything that could be a potential meal these guys are interested. This fellow wanted a closer look at the fish that were being cleaned and perhaps a shot at some of the left overs.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Seafood by the inlet...This white egret allowed me to get rather close while he was busy with dinner. White egrets are somewhat prolific in southern Florida, there seems to at least one hanging out in most shopping center landscape areas.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Life on the ICW includes boaters who cruise the protected calm waters from as far north as the mid-atlantic, the northeast and beyond. The daily parade of unique vessels is a show unto itself as the preferred route at this time of year is in a southerly direction.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Pre-Game show...The tradition continues as my favorite son made the long journey south to share the Super Bowl thing with his dad. This year we elected to skip the televised pre-game repetitive nonsense for some serious pre-game fishing. Ours was the perfect game plan.