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Florida Trip - Riffs and Licks
steelbrassnwood
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Florida Trip
I always have mixed feelings about going to conferences in beautiful places, since you spend most of your time sitting indoors under fluorescent lighting and may as well be in New Jersey. But Florida fortunately wasn't all work; the highlight was being six feet away from a bald eagle.




These were taken at the Boyd Hill Preserve in St. Petersburg. All the birds of prey in the aviary are injured in one way or another, and could not survive in the wild. The eagle, for instance, lost many of his flight feathers to a snakebite when young.



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From: brasskitten Date: May 26th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Owls and herons and dragonflies, oh my!

Some really fantastic photos there. Hard to pick a favourite.
harrietbrown From: harrietbrown Date: May 27th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
What was the metal animal? It looked like a rhino or an armadillo, I don't know which. Go ahead, make fun of me.

Next to the metal animal, I liked the turtle best. He looked BIG.
doodlegoat From: doodlegoat Date: May 29th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Armadillo. Check the toes.
harrietbrown From: harrietbrown Date: May 30th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: May 29th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the tortoise too. He wasn't that big, though. About the size of a dinner plate.
harrietbrown From: harrietbrown Date: May 30th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you got some downtime while you were there and were able to take some pictures. The dragonfly has stayed on my brain - how did you catch it so still?
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: May 30th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was perched on the reed, probably waiting for an unsuspecting mosquito to go by.
rednoodlealien From: rednoodlealien Date: May 27th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, what's with the metal animal? What was its injury?
doodlegoat From: doodlegoat Date: May 29th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
WATER on the knee. Can't you read?
From: narode Date: May 29th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Florida Trip

Top-of-list favorite has to be the eagle, with his truly impressive beak and the arrangement of feathers which suggests a cape made of mail.

Also loved the owl and the dragonfly.

That robot armadillo looks like a fugitive from "The Terminator."
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