Our First Book! “Native Orchids of Florida” is Now Available!

2011 · Page 4 of 4 · Leighton Photography & Imaging

2011 Annual CREW Wildflower Festival

It’s that time of year again, and FloridaNaturePhotography.com will have it’s usual table/display set up at the 2011 Crew Wildflower Festival in Southwest Florida. Every year we meet lots of new people and catch up with old friends, and get to hear a lot of news and happenings from fellow naturalists, artists and outdoors-types. We will be

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Song Sparrow

The one most beautiful things about being a nature photographer is that you will always be the student. No matter how many years you spend in the field and how many field guides you memorize and scientific papers you read - every day in the field is a constant reminder of just how much you don't know! That will always make everyday an adventure!

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Florida Native Orchid: Green Adder’s-Mouth

The green adder’s-mouth orchid (Malaxis unifolia) is one of those species that does and will continue to elude the best of the orchid hunters. Not only is it quite rare across the state of Florida, but it is one of the most easily overlooked. Found primarily in North & Central Florida (but by no means limited to just

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‘Shrooms!

Sometimes a bolt of inspiration comes out of left-field. A couple of months ago, I saw a few gorgeous images of mushrooms that someone made (I didn’t catch the photographer’s name or I would mention it here) while browsing the web, and the images kind of stuck in my mind. Slowly it began to dawn on me that during

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Foggy Dawn and the Burning Sun

Yesterday morning I went to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's Gulf Coast and started to realize as I got closer to the water that the fog was really going to be too thick to get the types of landscape shots I was after. As I entered the refuge, I couldn't see the road ahead of me, and decided to just wait for the sun to come up and see what happens. It's a tactic I've used before with several very surprising outcomes. This early morning was no exception......

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My Photo was Picked for the 2011 National Audubon Society Calendar!!!!!!!

I realize this post is VERY late in getting out, but due to our oldest son starting preschool this year and bringing home the plague, I’ve been suffering for most of the winter with a whole host of kiddie germs and hadn’t had the time to post this until right now. Then I wanted to

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