Wednesday, August 31, 2011

After work walk at Kapok Park


Great blue heron hiding in the bushes. I think I woke him up from his nap.


Tiniest frog I've ever seen. This is blown up. I almost stepped on him.


Mallards walking around keeping an eye on me.


Blue jay with a nut.


Male grackle shining in the sun.

Another hot walk around Kapok Park after work. Kapok is a small park right in the middle of some neighborhoods off a busy road. It used to be a trailer park and was turned into a water management project. It's named after the tall kapok tree that is an emergent tree in the rainforest that grows tallest over all the other trees. I couldn't find any information on how Clearwater Florida got some of these tree. In the winter there's a lot of unusual wildlife there but in the summer it slows down a bit. There weren't too many people there as well. Things were pretty quiet while I was there.

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful assortment of creatures - love the heron shot especially!

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  2. Lovely captures! Hope the tiny little frog doesn't end up as food!

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  3. loved the sweet ducks! great shots, all.

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  4. These pictures look hot, like the air itself might ignite!

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  5. I agree with Pat. I can well imagine that heron meeting the little frog and thanking you for not stepping on him.
    Beautiful photos, Dina. The blue jay is great, and I love the expressions you manage to capture on the faces of ducks, etc.
    Always enjoy your blog.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  6. You have posted a nice selection of photos.

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  7. A beautiful series of images..

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  8. A great series for sure! I love the heron, of course, but I am especially fond of the grackle. The colors are wonderful, and I just love the pose with that tail showcased so nicely.

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  9. The sheen on that grackle is something else!

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