January 7, 2013

Golden

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It's beautiful golden sunlight like this that photographers will wait and wait for...and it only lasts a few minutes. I was enjoying a visit at the birdwalk at Myakka State Park in Sarasota over the weekend when the sun started sinking and I knew the golden moments were about to arrive. What a special time! It seems the wildlife in the park wanted to enjoy it too and started showing up. If you look in the middle of the photo on left side, those black blobs are actually wild boar and the small white dots between them are baby boar.  And, on the right side, that brown blotch is a deer. Even with my long lens, this was as close as I could get. But, I could see them really well through my binoculars. Apparently, this prairie, adjacent to the Myakka River, is a popular feeding ground.  Flocks of migratory birds also arrived, which I'll show you over the next couple of days. The capper to the day was seeing a family of wild boar crossing the main road in the park after nightfall.  They were so funny trying to get their little legs and rotund bodies to move quickly.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

What a place! I've been wanting to eat some wild boar for ages... Oops, sorry... :-)

Andy said...

You are there at the golden hour and at sametime you capture three wild animals in your phot. It doesn't get any better than that.

We are: clamco said...

Cool! It looks like the photo was taken in Africa!

Lowell said...

What a great place. Wish you could get closer. We have Payne's Prairie up near Gainesville but we've never been out in it...will have to do that sometime. With a long lens!

Halcyon said...

This light is definitely worth waiting for. Golden and beautiful! A perfect shot.

Jack said...

Pretty cool, SRQ. Action central for the wildlife. Environments like this seem to be declining every year. I hope this park has strong protections against encroachment by development.

SFlaGuy said...

You certainly went on a Florida safari to get this shot. I like how the photo is linked to your Flickr page. I need to use that trick in the future.

Kay said...

It's exciting enough to catch that gorgeous golden light, but add in the wildlife and it makes all the waiting worthwhile. What a treat! We have lots (and lots and lots) of deer but I don't think I've ever seen wild boar - and with babies, no less!

Janet said...

Glad you were there to catch the moment. Sounds like a photographer's paradise.

SoCalDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful. Taken at the right time...