Today’s post comes from my 2014 Florida trip. When I travel to Florida for photographing nature, I always try to find some time to stay in Myakka River State Park for a few days. Besides lots of gators, Myakka River has a wide variety of birds. One such bird is the Limpkin (Aramus guarauna). This crane-like bird is another water-loving bird and forages in Florida swamps and marshes, looking for large snails, mussels and other water creatures.
Here are a few of my favorite images of the Limpkin as it foraged in the Myakka River:
Fascinating birds to watch and photograph, although I never see many of them.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/5.6 to f/8
- Shutter 1/60 sec. to 1/1250 sec.