Kingsley Plantation ....

by Russell Smith October. 28, 2019 418 views

Kingsley's were a very large land holder in North Fla. Some 32,000 plus acres. One thing that stands out to me is Mrs. Kingsley was at one time a slave herself and when the Civil War broke out she went to Jamaica so she would not be captured.
The road to get to the plantation is long and well full of potholes. Once we got there we searched for birds and well birds were few and far inbetween but butterflys were plentiful.

These were three of the better ones that I got on this day. I think if I had a longer lens I would have gotten a few more that were good but I left it at the house because I knew I would be traveling to New Mexico and I did not want to drag the extra weight through the airports.

The textures and lines in this piece of driftwood caught my eye. I love the bleached look of it too.

As you can see from the water it was rather breezy while I was there. The next shot is a pano that was taken on the leeward side of the area.

This was more or less a test shot and honestly I think this location would work quite well for a sunset or maybe just into the blue hour .So call this a test shot for the future trip back to this location.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Lovely series! Your L series canon lens is a real winner!+1grinning+1

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Russell Smith Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Thank you. It is the basic non is F-4 version. There was a great deal on it used when I got the 77d :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 6 months ago

Glad you came across such a deal! Thanks for sharing the fine results!grinning

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Russell Smith Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Hopefully your trip is going well.

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Heike 1 year, 6 months ago

The driftwood is great and I like #2 most of the butterfly pics. The background is cool and the flap the lower butterfly's wings differs the pic from others.

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Russell Smith Replied to Heike 1 year, 6 months ago

I watched those two butterflys for about 30 min . Unfortunately my guess at shutter speed for a later sequence was about 100% too slow. I should have been up at 1/500-1/1000 to freeze the wings on them. It was lesson learned forr the future.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 6 months ago

Love the driftwood, can see why you like it.

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Russell Smith Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 6 months ago

It is amazing and looking at it on the beach it can look like so many different things or creatures.

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