Texture in Florida habitats

Recently I have met new friends in Florida who ask me what kind of photography I do. I usually reply that my primary niche is landscape/nature and any wildlife that crosses my path. But many of my blog followers might call me a travel photographer, since many of my subjects come from scenic travel destinations. Last year, I brought you images from Paris, England, Scotland, Wyoming, New Mexico, California and Florida.

Today, I enjoyed the monthly bird watching tour I like to do in Naples, Florida. While looking at birds, I also look around at the environment for textures and shapes that appeal to me, and for compositions that work in a rectangular or square frame.

I like the morning light on the side of the pine trunk and the softer repeated patterns that the grasses make along the base of the frame.

This is the kind of photography I like to do. My subjects don’t have to be important. This scene conveys a peaceful moment that I wanted to preserve.