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Koi
Koi
September 26, 2016 Koi Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 17, 2016 2009 This pool of Koi was captured at a Botanical Gardens. Note the unusual surface effects on the pool water. Koi are a fancy relation bread from the common carp. The Japanese in particular prize the Koi, with some of the more exotic bringing prizes of over 1 million dollars. -912 2736-3648
Shellfish Cluster on Pilling
Shellfish Cl...
September 13, 2016 Shellfish Cluster on Pilling Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 18, 2016 3756 This colourful cluster of shellfish was photographed clinging to a piling in Florida sea water at low tide. -912 2736-3648
Bubble Pattern from Retreating Wave
Bubble Patte...
September 13, 2016 Bubble Pattern from Retreating Wave Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 17, 2016 3905 A moment before this photo a large wave broke on the shore. In it's retreating wake this unusual bubble pattern evolved. -912 2736-3648
Sunset Though Succulent Branches
Sunset Thoug...
September 11, 2016 Sunset Though Succulent Branches Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 10, 2016 4322 I caught this sunset through the perspective of a succulent bush. -700 900-1600
Newfies VS Hurricane Hermine
Newfies VS H...
September 1, 2016 Newfies VS Hurricane Hermine Chantal Marche Sarasota, FL, September 1, 2016 4026 While Vacationing In Florida, Hurricane Hermine Decided To Drop By -607 1823-2430
Streets Flooded
Streets Floo...
September 1, 2016 Streets Flooded Chantal Marche Sarasota, FL, August 31, 2016 0 Driving Around Serasota 0 480-480
Storm Clouds Sarasota
Storm Clouds...
September 1, 2016 Storm Clouds Sarasota Chantal Marche Sarasota, FL, August 31, 2016 7081 Driving Into The Storm 0 3024-3024
Fiery Sunset at Madeira Beach, Fl
Fiery Sunset...
August 17, 2016 Fiery Sunset at Madeira Beach, Fl Judi Cunningham Madeira Beach, FL, August 16, 2016 2761 Just stepped out our front door to see this beautiful array of clouds in the Western sky. We love living in Florida for these moments. -1152 3456-4608
Ominous Sky
Ominous Sky
August 1, 2016 Ominous Sky Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, April 6, 2014 912 This photo was taken near sunset just before a stormy night. 400 1600-1200
Spiny Spider
Spiny Spider
August 1, 2016 Spiny Spider Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, March 16, 2016 3844 I caught this photo of a Spiny Spider and it's droplet laced web on a humid Florida morning. -400 1200-1600
Driftwood Eye View
Driftwood Ey...
July 19, 2016 Driftwood Eye View Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, March 8, 2015 4813 This is a view of a gathering storm dominated by the roots of a piece of attractive driftwood. -400 1200-1600
Glass Sculpture Sun Reveals Refraction Paterns
Glass Sculpt...
July 15, 2016 Glass Sculpture Sun Reveals Refraction Paterns Jon Van Loon Sarasota, FL, February 16, 2016 2727 This striking glass sculpture sits at the entrance to a exhibit featuring sculptures all in coloured glass. The sun leaves a tiny bright starred point of light on the front edge and the transmitted ray's produce a refraction pattern near the rear surface. 310 1507-1197
Exploding Bubble Riding the Wave
Exploding Bu...
July 15, 2016 Exploding Bubble Riding the Wave Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, January 19, 2016 556 An unusual photo catch was this bubble bursting on top of a breaking wave just before sunset. -400 1200-1600
Sunset in Black and White
Sunset in Bl...
July 10, 2016 Sunset in Black and White Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 4, 2014 195 It seems at first thought to be silly to take a photo of a sunset in black and white. In these 2 pictures a comparison of the same photo is shown in black and white and in original colour. The black and white photo to me accentuates the structure of the cloud formations and seems to enhance the brightness of the sun as it shines up from the horizon. Of course in today's world of nature photography colour remains king. What do you think? -700 900-1600
Magnificent Roots
Magnificent ...
July 9, 2016 Magnificent Roots Jon Van Loon Sarasota, FL, February 4, 2015 1394 This is a type of fiscus tree, common in the tropics and subtropics. A careful look shows spots of bright colour on the root surface. I presume these to be a species of lichen. -400 1200-1600
Jack in an Orchid
Jack in an O...
July 7, 2016 Jack in an Orchid Jon Van Loon Venice, FL, February 17, 2015 2412 This very atractive orchid has a flower that looks much like a little person. -400 1200-1600
Camouflaged
Camouflaged
July 4, 2016 Camouflaged Jon Van Loon Sarasota, FL, February 12, 2015 325 Anhingas often called Snake Birds have no oil on their feathers to repel water naturally. Thus they must spread their wings to the sun to dry their flight feathers. This Anhinga lies almost camouflaged on the surface of mangroves to let the water dry off in safety. -400 1200-1600
Star of the costume Party
Star of the ...
June 13, 2016 Star of the costume Party Jon Van Loon Sarasota, FL, February 17, 2015 0 This human like vividly coloured Orchid was photographed In Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Florida. It reminded me of a person in a costume looking for a Party. -400 1200-1600
Proto-Conch Chowder
Proto-Conch ...
June 10, 2016 Proto-Conch Chowder Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, October 10, 2012 513 This live conch rolled onto a beach after a storm. Before it could fully retract into it's shell I was able to obtain this Photo of it's intensively red flesh. Rather than being a candidate for conch chowder, by law it had to be released back into the sea as do all living shellfish found on the beach in this area. -400 1200-1600
Waiting for Spring
Waiting for ...
June 6, 2016 Waiting for Spring Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 8, 2012 168 These Royal Terns, dressed in their winter plumage, are resting together on a beach in Florida on a cool winters day faced out to sea in the direction of the oncoming wind. -400 1200-1600
 Strange Looking Aerial Root Strewn South Florida Swampy Woodland Floor
Strange Loo...
June 5, 2016 Strange Looking Aerial Root Strewn South Florida Swampy Woodland Floor Jon Van Loon Longboat Key, FL, February 11, 2016 184 Swampy patches of mangrove growth are common along undisturbed sections of the south Florida coastline. This picture shows a dense aerial root system of proto-mangrove growth. -912 2736-3648