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2 weeks Florida, February 2015. Where to go?

 
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Feb 03, 2015 13:50 |  #16

At both Viera and most of the roads at MINWR you can shoot from the car or drive to a spot where you want to setup the tripod and telephoto and shoot from the side of the road. GBH and Anhingas are nesting around by the SouthWest corner of the Viera Wetlands central lake. Viera is open to cars except after heavier rains when soft spots develop on the berm roads. Then you would park in the lot and walk to a spot to shoot. Early AM (7 AM opening) you will be facing West from the parking lot side of the wetlands. In February the "official" closing time is 7:00 PM but right now (2/3/15) it is fairly dark by 6:15 PM and may be asked to leave earlier than 7:00 PM.
At MINWR I would go to the Visitor Center and pickup a map there of the Refuge. Some of the smaller roads get twisted and complicated.

I-95 exits are numbered from the south. Cocoa Beach (from the South) would be off at X-201, Rt. 520 and East to the beach. From Cocoa Beach it is easier to go North (to KSC and MINWR) on A1A which curves and becomes 528. Then a few miles to I-95 North to X-212 for KSC or X-220 for MINWR. Returning then to Cocoa Beach it would be off at X-205, East on 528 past the Port and curve onto A1A South.

Gatorland near Orlando has a nice breeding area with a wooden walkway (easy walk w/ tripods and a great white). The gators below the nests keep the snakes and other predators away. Try their website for info about their hours and photographers early admission pass. Have not been this year so don't know what it costs now.

Viera Wetlands are West from X-191
Rt. 520 is X-201
Rt. 528 is X-205
KSC's Northbound exit is X-212
MINWR is X-220


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Feb 03, 2015 16:15 |  #17

Thank you all for your help :)
I will try to visit all named locations.
Two weeks left :)


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Feb 15, 2016 06:48 |  #18

One year later i would like to show one photo made on each location on my Florida trip.

https://www.flickr.com …/albums/7215764​8599109023 (external link) <- Album


Starting with Green Cay:

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/525/20437644801_060c51be04_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/x91g​Le  (external link) Snowy Egret (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Viera Wetlands:

IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8749/16318639193_5311742d16_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qS2h​Ua  (external link) Osprey (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Meritt Island:

IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8805/16735550684_0d2dddb57d_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ruS5​aj  (external link) Roseate Spoonbill (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Circle B Bar Reserve:

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/462/19509435091_f338cfcd63_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/vHYX​mx  (external link) Limpkin (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Fort de Soto:

IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8704/16858060166_c1cb1d4ece_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rFFX​XL  (external link) Great Horned Owl (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

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Feb 15, 2016 06:54 |  #19

Estero Lagoon, Ft Myers:

IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8676/16667146335_2672f2b0d3_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/roPt​VZ  (external link) Black Bellied Plover (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Sanibel Island:

IMAGE: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/605/21643969298_e2b77b78f9_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/yYB1​1s  (external link) Snowy Egret (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Marco Island:

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1650/24823933711_a89362e897_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/DPB9​D6  (external link) Burrowing owl (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Flamingo Everglades NP:

IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8611/16079876763_2bb7f0da46_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/quVz​9x  (external link) Alligator (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr

Homestead Bayfront Park:

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1619/24022680933_f9eeb4e221_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/CANw​72  (external link) Turkey Vulture (external link) by Wolfram Eigenbrodt (external link), auf Flickr


Thank you all for tips, hints and your interrest :)

I'll be back...

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