After hurricane Sandy left our area Saturday night, I decided to head out to Orlando Wetlands Park for my Sunday morning. There are a pair of male Vermilion Flycatchers out there that I was hoping would cooperate for a photo session. I got some shots of them this past Spring before they left the park for the summer, but I have not been successful in getting updated images this Fall. This visit was no exception. I guess I’ll have to keep trying.
When I head out to Orlando Wetlands Park, I try to get there early enough for a sunrise. Hurricane Sandy took all the clouds with her as she headed up the Atlantic coast, but the morning was still very beautiful. Click an image to view larger.
One of my favorite destinations while hiking around the cells is to work the Snowy Egrets that feed by skimming prey as they slowly fly over the water. I got a few images from this visit that I thought came pretty nice.
These “Tiny Dancers” are quite graceful in flight.
There is an art to fly fishing.
Amazingly, they are able to catch the little fish without ever landing or slowing down. I imagine it takes a while to learn the art and be successful.
So no images of the elusive flycatcher, but I did see him 100 yards or more out in the cypress trees. Hopefully he’ll be more cooperative next time.