You are looking at the beautiful Vietnam War Memorial Park. It is located under the Midpoint Memorial Bridge connecting Cape Coral and Fort Myers in Florida.
On the Cape Coral side of the bridge, there is a replica of the statue from the Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, Virginia (which is just outside of Washington, D.C.). The statue depicts the six U.S Marines raising the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
On the Fort Myers side, there is a small Vietnam War Memorial tucked right under the bridge and spanning north from there. If you looking for a little escape for a few minutes, this is the place. Hardly anybody knows about this little hidden gem, including myself until my hubster pointed it out to me one day.
The true wild Muscovy Duck, from which all domesticated Muscovy’s originated, is blackish, with large white wing patches. Length can range from (26 to 33 in), wingspan from (54 to 60 in) and weight from (2.4–9.0 lb) in wild Muscovy’s. On the head, the wild male has short crest on the nape. The bill is black with a speckling of pale pink. Can YOU see his little pink tip? A blackish or dark red knob can be seen at the bill base, and the bare skin of the face is similar to that in color. The eyes are yellowish-brown. The legs and webbed feet are blackish. The bare fact is…they don’t like to be photographed♥
It was such a delight to see all the lily pads in the pond. This girl LOVES her lily pads…aaah! DO they give you delight?
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
The Framed Perspective!
We have talked about the Get Down Low Perspective when taking photos in the past.
Today, I want to give you a few examples of the Framing Perspective.
In the fourth photo, this is one of many ways to frame your image. I used nature for the frame.You can see where the smaller pads are framing the larger ones in a circle. The magic…it draws the eye to the subject and gives compositional interest.
Let me give you a few more ideas where to look for the framed perspective:
- Window Seats
- Underneath Furniture
- Branches of a tree
Let your imagination run wild looking for how to frame your subject. This isn’t just for professionals…you can do this for fun with your iPhone!!! The possibilities are limitless!!!
The next time you have your iPhone out…see where you can shoot a FRAMED photo.
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Love the get down low tip. Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting me. 🙂
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Always love your posts and pictures Laurie! 🙂
Really cool duck. It looks like there is another eye on his beak. I know it’s probably the coloring, but interesting nonetheless. Thanks for all your visits and the likes of all my posts ending with this last one “Bouquet of Buds”.
Gorgeous! My fave is the last one of the lily pads. Reminds me of a Monet painting!
Thanks for the tips. 🙂
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Wonderful photos, Laurie. Thanks for the useful tips too. 🙂
Glorious is right! I want to see your lovely images in person some day.
Absolutely gorgeous views of the memorial. Love the greens!
Beautiful Photos, and I love that you are trying to share your skills with us. I’m going to explore “framing.” The pictures and the title of the post echoed my own thoughts posted last year: http://axiesdad.blogspot.com/2012/04/green-is-color.html
Green is my favorite color and your photos did it proud! These are lovely shots Laurie. 🙂
I’m loving all the greens and that fourth shot, especially.
Glorious is the perfect word for these photos! The green colors are rich. Lovely!
Those are glorious! A feast for the eyes. And enjoyed your tip too, thank you:)
Did not know there was a Vietnam War park in Florida. VERY pretty.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
You are so fortunate to have such beautiful ponds filled with lily pads. Nice framing.
I love the lily pads… something so tranquil about them
Great tips and great shots!
Such scenic, rich greens in these delightful photos! Especially love the melting of colours in the water in the last photo!
Those ducks should be Florida state bird 🙂 they are every where lol
Your ‘glorious greens’ just pop off the screen! Beautiful.
Beautiful mix of photos!
These are all wonderful shots…and those lily pads are huge! Love the duck! I’m a huge duck fan. Well pretty much all nature.
Ahh, green glorious green…great shots. And thanks again for all your wonderful tips for us bloggers. Always nteresting info!!
Of course the duck is my favorite! But these are all so wonderful Laurie. Thanks for the photo tips on framing too. Very useful.
Beautiful, beautiful pictures. How did you get the duck to stand still? My ducks are constantly on the move! Come over and share these wonderful photos at What to do Weekends Party on my blog. I’d like that. Linda
These are wonderful, Laurie.
I especially love the duck.
What a beautiful brown those feathers are!
Can’t help but smile at all that green! Lovely, Laurie!
Beautiful photos and I love the texture in the forst photo! ❤
Great photos and I love the Muscovy Duck
Glorious is right! Your photos are beautiful!
Have a great Tuesday.
Wonderful shots, I especially like the textures you applied on them.
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Wonderful, excellent captured – the last one is my favorite, it’s amazing… 😉
Oh, those lily pads are gorgeous!
What a great way to enjoy and appreciate nature. You clearly love what you do. That makes me happy. 🙂
Almost looks like Monets garden, very pretty. There seems like so much to see and do in that area. Hope we can return.
Great tip Laurie!
i love the texture on the first photo – wow! so gorgeous! I love your effect on the lily pads…they are very intriguing, indeed. Have a wonderful week! Blessings to you!
Allie @ Framed by God
Wonderful color and detail in these photos
Look at those wonderful colors!! These are fantastic, all of ’em!
What beautiful pictures!
I always enjoy your photos.. And I also enjoy your photo tips..
Never knew this park was there! Thanks for sharing these great photos!
Simply beautiful! Do you know what those red things are? They are very interesting!
Terrific photos of a unique location.
Wonderful images Laurie. I love those lily pads.
That park looks really lovely, peaceful and relaxing! I have to say I really appreciate your photography tips!
Caroline, thanks for letting me know you are appreciating the tips♥
Wow..I want to be there, great pictures.
So green and so beautiful! Thank you for the tips.
Amazing images, love especially the lily pads, the last image, wow
Beautiful greens indeed, great work! I agree with Kim, the last image does indeed look like the famous Monet painting.
Beautiful photos! I love lily pads, too as long as they are snake free!
So pretty. The last one looks like a real life Monet! Love it!
Nice set of images.
I love lily pads too! Looks like a wonderful little park to visit.
How green and lush! Wow!
What an incredible spot! How do you manage to capture all the wildlife shots, you must be very stealthy! the lily pads are amazing, and the last photo is indeed an art piece. Gorgeous!
I love the natural framing and I love the depth of your shots!
Hello! Great photos. Have a good week!
These are gorgeous photos and I sincerely appreciate your tips.
Beautiful photos as always. I love the lily pads.
Oh! Yeah! I see it. The frame looks like a heart. Thank you so much for sharing your tips. I really love them. and I LOVE your photos! Wow! they are wonderful. Have a great Monday!