Well, for us humans the days of summer, especially in Florida, are a bit unbearable. But for some species, it is their time to mate, build nests, and care for their young. One of these species is the black-bellied whistling duck. My favorite wetland area, the Viera Wetlands, in Viera, FL, is home to many nesting black-bellied whistling ducks.
The sweet light is very brief here in the summer mornings, but this past Saturday, these ducks were in the right place at the right time, flying from one palm tree to another, giving me some great flight shot opportunities. Both flight shots were taken with my Nikon D300s and Nikon 500 f/4 lens attached to the Quick Action Harness. The last image is of a yearling that greeted us as we drove into the wetlands. What a nice way to start my morning shoot!!
Nancy Elwood is a Florida based professional nature and wildlife photographer. Her interest in the natural world started as a child reading and watching National Geographic. After graduating from Florida State University School of Nursing, she developed her interest in photography travelling with several National Geographic photographers to Africa, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. With them she started to hone her skills in capturing natures wonders through a camera lens. Nancy now, when not in the field, shows her work in juried art shows and runs photography workshops.
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