Photography At Green Cay

This is like adding insult to injury, right? I’m about to write about my afternoon in the mild air of South Florid. By all rights I should be buried under two feet of snow. I am not!

As photo expeditions go this one was well planned out. A few weeks ago my friend John had recommended visiting Green Cay. I immediately found the time of sunset and the proper place to stand to catch. Then I went to Flickr and looked at shots others had taken there. The night he suggested it John was emailed a map showing where I thought we ought to go.

Green Cay in far western Boynton Beach, Florida is farmland transformed into wetlands. With 1.5 miles of boardwalk Green Cay is publicly owned accessible wilderness.

Green Cay emulates the Everglades ecosystem with a wide expanse of marsh habitat and intermittent tree islands and cypress hammocks.

You’re supposed to learn about nature at a place like this. I did. I also learned my father’s blood has thinned out to the point you could read a newspaper through it! With the temperature in the mid then lower 60s he was ready for a scarf, gloves and a hat!

Here’s a little taste of what we saw.

16 Responses to “Photography At Green Cay”

  1. Paula says:

    Incredible pictures, Geoff. I especially love the sunsets. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a safe trip to CA

  2. Sandi says:

    Ok the first bird looks like a Wood Stork, the white one I think is a White Ibis and the grayish one I am not sure, thought it might be a young Blue Heron but it really looks gray in the picture. Beautiful pictures.

    • Geoff Fox says:

      Sandi – When asked what type of bird I’ve photographed I always answer the same way, “Cute.” I wish I knew more.

  3. deb says:

    Have you considered changing careers and going into photography? Nice shots!

  4. Jill Losee says:

    The last bird is a Blue Heron… we have those and the white version here in Ct also, as well as the smaller Green Heron

  5. Judith D. says:

    Amazing photos, Geoff! Love the bird in mid-flight, and all of them!

  6. Hi Geoff:
    Being a photographer myself, I’m envious that you’re out w/your camera in such a gorgeous place. And just so you know, I’ve got HUUUUGE lens envy. The “L” lens on the Canon looks like just what I want! (LoL) What’s the focal length.

    Enjoy your time in Florida. We all miss you in Connecticut!

    Chris
    CJP Photos
    (http://www.cjpphotos.com)
    Wisdom and Life
    (http://www.cjpwisdomandlife.com)

    • Geoff Fox says:

      That’s a 200-400mm f/4.5-5.6. While there a woman walked by with a Canon 500mm f/4 with a 1.4 teleconverter. Wow! My shots were from a variety of lens I was carrying. I shot primarily in manual because the Sun shots were underexposed around 2-f/stops.

      I like photography, but as a technician, not artist.

  7. Mikey P says:

    I think your dad and I have the same P+S camera. Is it the Canon Powershot A95? I love mine.

    I’ve always been interested in photography but not enough to pony up the cash for a DSLR.

  8. @Sandi and Geoff:
    Re: Birds:
    Bird in flight and Bird in water:
    Great Blue Heron

    But then you MAY have known those.
    Don’t know the others.

    Chris
    CJP Photos
    (http://www.cjpphotos.com)
    Wisdom and Life
    (http://www.cjpwisdomandlife.com)

  9. Stacey says:

    Amazing photos Geoff!! What kind of camera is that? I am looking into DSLR’s now, and there are too many out there!!

    Enjoy your vacation, you deserve it!!!

    • Geoff Fox says:

      Stacey – The camera isn’t the most important piece. Most of these were shot full manual with me choosing the shutter speed and aperture. The lens is the most important piece of the pie and often more expensive than the camera body! Yesterday I watched a woman wheeling around a $6,500 lens on her $1,700 camera.

      My camera is a Canon Xsi. I used a variety of lenses yesterday.

  10. Sue says:

    Geoff – Great shots! When you get back to CT…you should do a photo exhibit at the Hamden library or Art Space – some place. Although you state that you like photography from a technical perspective – you are a talented artist! Def needs to be on your “to do” list Also, some of the photos that you’ve taken over the years are worthy of matting, framing and selling – they are that good!

  11. Stacey says:

    Wow, I hope that lady had a wheelbarrow to carry all of her stuff :) Thanks for the response back!! Safe flight, looking forward to your next post, and more beautiful pictures!

  12. Justine says:

    Hi Geoff! These pics are beautiful. My mom and dad have been living in Boynton Beach for the past 20 years and I love it there! So glad you are having a wonderful time! Be safe!

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