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By PattiW  
OSPREYS ON NEST . . . One from a recent shoot at Hendersons Fish Camp at Lake Placid, Florida. The first of a series I am working on entitled "The Real Florida". Most people who do not live here think of Florida of a series of coastal beaches, which of course it is. But as one travels inland it is an entirely different Florida. Lakes, forests, wetlands and flatlands comprise the inland areas. Cattle ranches, orange groves and nurseries are leading businesses. So, although I will undoubtedly sprinkle in glorious beaches and fabulous sunsets I will make a real effort to capture the Florida that is mostly unseen by those who visit here.

On the recent trip to Lake Placid I saw many nests of Osprey, some with chicks. There are not just alligators there but bear, panther, wild hogs, fox, squirrel and a multitude of avians.

So thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy the following images as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Thanks and God bless,

Tags: Osprey Wildlife and nature

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Apr 2013 2:17AM
Panthers? OMG you better be careful. I'm always listening for bear or cougars when I'm walking in the bush. I've seen the droppings from them but never actually bumped into one thank goodness. This is a great image. They sure make a messy nest......Sandy

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GREAT image, Patti, other than the purple fringing. I look forward to seeing the rest of your series. Do you read Carl Hiassen?

tonyguitar 6 63 37 Canada
27 Apr 2013 5:15AM
These young look so healthy and eager. Such a positive attitude. Osprey know how to dive with gusto. So entertaining to watch. Snakes in Florida are beautiful too, so keep them in mind. They never brush their teeth remember. TG
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 6:15AM
I love this picture..such beautiful birds..whats next i wonder?
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Apr 2013 6:16AM
An excellent capture, Patti. Carol
Ayoob 7 Australia
27 Apr 2013 6:59AM
Fantastic capture......Grin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 8:38AM
An interesting foreword Patti, supported by a stunning image of these wonderfully majestic Birds of Prey.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
27 Apr 2013 11:13AM
good narrative to go along with this fine capture Patti watch out for those panthers fine creatures but would not like to come face to face with one in the wild

Graham GrinGrinGrin

Have a good weekend
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 4:40PM
An excellent capture Patti - as my son lives in Florida I will be looking out for your pictures in the coming days SmileSmile
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 10:17AM
What a site to see and so well captured!

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 11:46AM
So lovely... Good capture! Grin

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