I arrived before dawn to take photos of the pier in Deerfield Beach. The lights of the pier gave a yellowish glow and the horizon had a terrific orange-reddish tinge. Below are a series sunrise photos of Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier taken on April 26, 2014
The glow of the lights from the pier, cashing reflections upon the shore.
The view from beneath the pier looked so calm and the depth of field through the columns looked endless.
When the sun turned the sky red as the sun climbed from behind the clouds.
The view from these two lounge chairs was spectacular on this day.
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It was a bright cloudless day in Pembroke Pines. I decided to take a quick trip to see Broward’s only known eagle nest. I was hoping to see one of the eaglets in the nest. After 150 shots, I could not tell how the photos came out because of the bright light and photographing south into the sun, but when I got home and reviewed the images – I one got one photo where I could see the eaglet. (Photo by Lee Smith – cropped)
It was a cloudless sky when I drove up to the preserve. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are located in Delray Beach, Florida, on 50 acres of utility land. The area was transformed into a wetlands with public access over a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses water, marshes, shallows and small nesting islands. There are gazebos with benches and plenty of wildlife offering a great way to observe birds in their natural habitats.
The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department’s operates a Water Reclamation Facility that pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated water through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
Flamingo Gardens is a beautifully landscape wildlife sanctuary with exotic plants, birds, reptiles and animals.
A Bench with a ViewSwan LakeA Quiet PondAmerican KestrelCommon Screech OwlSwallow-tailed KiteColorful PeacockStanding ProudGolden EagleSleeping Barn OwlsA Beautiful PeacockAll my photos are for sale, just contact me and let me know what you are looking for.
Visitors drive across this bridge on highway U.S. 1 – located about mile marker 103.6. The vertical walls rise about 15 feet high and the local boaters refer to it as “the Cut”. It took a year-and-a-half to complete the half-mile cut in 1961 with a temporary bridge on the bayside. Twelve years later, a four lane highway bridge was built. Interesting story – http://www.keyshistory.org/thecut.html
Off Key Largo are beautiful quiet islands covered with mangroves. These saltwater trees create a massive amount shade and help create an amazing environment to explore. Below is a mangrove tree with new growth.