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Gayle P. Clement | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gayle's Travelblog > Venice, Florida
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March 5, 2008

Venice, Florida

Ding Darling, Florida view map

We originally booked a week in a campground in Venice, Florida, and enjoyed ourselves so much we stayed on for a few more days. It was a fascinating peek into a different lifestyle for us. I kept thinking the phrase "second childhood" but in a much more positive way than it's usually used. There were over 650 lots in this campground, almost all taken up by snowbirds. Everyone in the campground seemed to spend the day riding bikes, fishing at the river, swimming in the large pool, and playing games. I was reminded of my activities the summer I was ten.

Bre and I got up every morning but one before 5:30 a.m. and drove to a rookery or refuge to photograph.

The birds are white pelicans. I was going to post this under the title "First Date".

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Laurie Hawkins 06-Apr-2011 02:35
This is just fabulous, Gayle. What a special capture! BV
waterfalls man28-Jul-2009 03:13
Excellent V !!!
Robyco17-Mar-2008 07:34
OUTSTANDING !! (big Vote)
looks like real twins....
Robert Charity12-Mar-2008 01:15
great capture, v
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography11-Mar-2008 22:47
Superb, Vote :)
Guest 11-Mar-2008 21:18
Wonderful capture!
Guest 11-Mar-2008 14:46
Very nicely done, they do seem to be checking each other out...
Buz Kiefer11-Mar-2008 14:41
Excellent pose and somehow it fits perfectly with your notes. :^)
Guest 11-Mar-2008 13:45
Great timing on this one Gayle.V
Debbie Blackburn Beierle11-Mar-2008 07:10
I LOVE this shot, Gayle!! Almost looks like a mirror image. Almost to perfect to be real. Great timing/exposure and detail.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)11-Mar-2008 04:07
Fabulous capture. wonderful detail in the plumage, what a unique shot.....
Mindy McNaugher11-Mar-2008 03:44
Fabulous capture!!! Vote!
Yi Feng11-Mar-2008 03:41
Absolutely wonderful! Great timing, beautiful poses! V
s_barbour11-Mar-2008 03:15
Awesome capture Gayle, wonderful colours!
Sandi Whitteker11-Mar-2008 01:46
Fabuous capture! Guess they're having a chat, eh?
Roe..11-Mar-2008 01:44
this is so amazing..I need to explore other areas in Florida..
Bryan Ramsay11-Mar-2008 01:44
Spectacular shot Gayle! Looks like the place to be!! -BJ
Gayle Jenkins11-Mar-2008 01:10
What a pose! I love Venice and I have loved your Florida bird shots. V
Katie Chew11-Mar-2008 00:57
Great shot! V
Barb10-Mar-2008 23:26
LOL love this shot. Great capture.
Cindi Smith10-Mar-2008 23:21
This cracks me up, two old ladies gossiping! I love it! Excellent capture! Will be down in Florida in less than a month!
Richard Vance10-Mar-2008 23:00
What a rare mirror image shot, Gayle! Not only great timing, but a superb double exposure. Vote
Best to you,
Guest 10-Mar-2008 22:59
First date would fit the photo perfectly. Really nice Gayle. vote
joanteno10-Mar-2008 22:48
Great shot, Gale!
Michel Jasmin10-Mar-2008 22:47
Great shot, great colors, very well done
monil10-Mar-2008 22:36
A very great shot. Very beautifull.
It is Long-legged Waders?
Guest 10-Mar-2008 21:45
lol, talk, talk, talk.lots of gossip I think.
Coleen Perilloux Landry10-Mar-2008 21:20
Soooo, I told you to stay and enjoy!! I love this photo.
Guest 10-Mar-2008 21:16
Sounds wonderful, Gayle. We get to live, vicariously, through you. ;-)
AWESOME picture!! Voted.
J. Scott Coile10-Mar-2008 20:33
I'll take your form of relaxation any day :-) Beautiful symetry.
Jola Dziubinska10-Mar-2008 20:14
Funny twins, cool shot :)
Bill Miller10-Mar-2008 19:51
Well done Mary ! What a great picture.