Local Wetlands Never Disappoint

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For us nature photographers who are lucky enough to live in , when the shorebirds of Spring and Summer all leave their nesting areas, we wait with great anticipation for December, when the season starts all over again. So December rolled around and as if nature wanted to reward our patience, our wetland areas started filling with our favorite species of birds. You see, for the most part, except for the smaller birds, such as the warblers, the birds in do not necessarily migrate. They have their nesting areas or rookeries and then the areas they spend the rest of the year within the state. When, in December, they start returning to their nesting areas, their appearances start to change. Their colors start to get vibrant and they develop plumage that is shown off during displays to attract a mate and for bondingbehaviorsonce a mate is found. The first ones to start things off in my very favorite wetlands, The Rich Wetlands in Viera, Florida, are the Great Blue Herons and Anhingas.

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Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood

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.

Nancy Elwood

Nancy Elwood

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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Chas Fleming

I am envious of your great photo opportunities and you do a great job, congratulations on some very artistic and well captured photographs.

Chas Fleming

I am envious of your great photo opportunities and you do a great job, congratulations on some very artistic and well captured photographs.