September 20, 2012

Red Shouldered Hawk

Filed under: Birds,Florida,Space Coast — Kirby @ 9:52 am

I photographed this Red Shoulder Hawk along the St. Johns River in Brevard County north of 520.

December 18, 2011

Poinsettias at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot

Filed under: Florida,Orlando,Photo — Kirby @ 8:01 am

Poinsettias

Nothing gets you in a Christmas state of mind more than when you see a bunch of poinsettias grouped together in a festive display and no place on Earth puts out better floral displays than the Mouse House during the Christmas events at Disney World.

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August 29, 2011

Alligators in the Everglades

Filed under: Everglades,Florida,Photo — Kirby @ 3:15 pm

Everglades Alligator on Anhinga Trail

Alligators are everywhere in the Everglades National Park, I photographed this seven footer on the Anhinga Trail.

Everglades Alligator at Shark Valley

I don’t like the way this Shark Valley alligator is looking at me, even though he’s one of smaller gators I saw in the Florida Everglades.

Everglades Alligator on Airboat Ride

This little fellow is only about six inches long, I photographed him while taking an airboat ride at Gator Park.

June 17, 2011

Tribute to Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Mission Awaits

Filed under: Florida,Photo,Space Coast — Kirby @ 3:43 pm

I’m lucky to have been able to participate in the Space Shuttle Program through a minor support role while working at CCAFS. I’ve also been very fortunate to be able to photograph the last three shuttles, Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis when I shot these photos just before the STS-125 mission.

During STS-125 mission, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on May 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm and serviced the Hubble Space Telescope.

Since its first launch on 10/3/85, Space Shuttle Atlantis has logged 32 missions with 191 crew members, spent over 293 days in space, orbited the earth 4,648 times and traveled 120,650,907 miles. Atlantis will be the last space shuttle launch and is currently scheduled for early July.

March 11, 2011

Shrimp Boats in Daytona Beach

Filed under: Daytona Beach,Florida,Photo — Kirby @ 2:52 am

Miss Hazel Shrimp Boat

I’ve always loved shrimp boats even before Forrest Gump was a “shrimpin’ boat captain” cause I guess I’ve always loved shrimp.

Calico Jack Shrimp Boat

I was recently in Daytona Beach at DJ’s Deck, where I shot these photos, doing a blog post for Spring Break in Daytona Beach where I saw these shrimp boats.

Sea Rover Shrimp Boat

Why do I love shrimp? Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

February 18, 2011

MacArthur Causeway To Miami Beach

Filed under: Florida,Miami,Photo,South Beach Miami — Kirby @ 5:46 pm

MacArther Causway

A shot of the MacArthur Causeway is one of the most famous shots in Miami Beach, it has been featured in many movies and TV shows about Miami Beach. From Miami Vice to Dexter, it’s a staple of the cinematic world.

Miami Beach Skyline

As you get close to South Beach Miami you’ll see this skyline to the north with high rise offices, condos and resort hotels visible. The light pastel colors are a pleasant break from the concrete and steel of some other cities skylines.

Bentley Bay

The Bentley Bay Tower is a residential skyscraper in Miami Beach, located directly on Biscayne Bay near the Macarthur Causeway and the Miami Beach Marina. They opened in 2005 with two towers each over 20 floors tall, 16 different floor-plans and a panoramic view of Biscayne Bay.

Miami Beach Marina

The Miami Beach Marina has been dubbed “Gateway to the Caribbean in the heart of South Beach”. It’s adjacent to Government Cut, has fixed bridges, and is one of the deepest inlets in Florida. There are 400 boat slips with plenty of dock space for vessels up to 250 feet.