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Old 02-06-2018, 10:03 AM
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Shutterbug Pub Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tis Tuesday and I hope all is well.
This morning if are off to Apollo Beach where we will visit a viewing area to see Manatees who congregate near a Power Plant using the warm waters that flow out from the power plant to keep themselves warm.

Because of the cool temps in January, there is suppose to be a larger number of these "Sea Cows" than normal. There is not much to see other than them floating around but I am curious. After that we travel another 20 minutes north to visit with a girlfriend and her husband. I have known her since 1st grade!

I leave you with a view of one of the gorgeous sunsets we have been blessed with. Here is a photo taken from inside of our screened in deck. The screen exaggerates the sunrays. No photoshop needed.

Till later,
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Re: Shutterbug Pub Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Interesting sunset Lorrel. Hope you get to see the manatees. Always fun to watch. We saw several at Wakulla Springs last month when we were there.

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Re: Shutterbug Pub Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hope you see the manattes, Lorell. The screen gave your sunset photo an artistic look.

Hi Don.

Sorry, I have no sunrises or sunsets to offer. Or any other capture of nature's beauty.

So here's another look (I posted one in the Transportation Challenge yesterday) at a man-made beauty...

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Re: Shutterbug Pub Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Tis Tuesday and I hope all is well.
This morning if are off to Apollo Beach where we will visit a viewing area to see Manatees who congregate near a Power Plant using the warm waters that flow out from the power plant to keep themselves warm.

Because of the cool temps in January, there is suppose to be a larger number of these "Sea Cows" than normal. There is not much to see other than them floating around but I am curious. After that we travel another 20 minutes north to visit with a girlfriend and her husband. I have known her since 1st grade!

I leave you with a view of one of the gorgeous sunsets we have been blessed with. Here is a photo taken from inside of our screened in deck. The screen exaggerates the sunrays. No photoshop needed.

Till later,
LORELL



Lorell,
Beautiful shot and nice "texture"😉.

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Re: Shutterbug Pub Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lorell, What a breathtaking sunset, the river leading into it is just picture perfect! I've never heard of sea cows, are they mammals that produce milk like whales?

Don, so now I know what a sea cow looks like, your pic appears to be shot from the air, from a drone perhaps?

Dave, what a mean machine!

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Lorell I've never heard of sea cows, are they mammals that produce milk like whales?

The Manatee is really more closely related to the elephant.
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The manatee is a large marine mammal with an egg-shaped head, flippers and a flat tail. Manatees are also known as sea cows. This name is apt, due to their large stature; slow, lolling nature; and propensity to be eaten by other animals. However, despite the name, they are more closely related to elephants. Though they may seem like cumbersome creatures, manatees can swim quickly and gracefully.

Manatees are herbivores. At sea, they tend to prefer sea grasses. When they live in rivers, they consume freshwater vegetation. Manatees also eat algae. According to National Geographic, a manatee can eat a tenth of its own weight in 24 hours. That can equal up to 130 lbs. (59 kg)


I thought they were called seacows because they eat the vegetation in the waters they live in. We only saw a total of FIVE manatees today. I am glad I went anyway. I think I was more impressed with the size and stature of the electricity plant more than the manatees. The photos are still in the camera.

Don, I know without looking, your photo is better than anything that I got today. The water was real murky at the Apollo Beach.

Mark,
Nice glassy reflection. I especially like the little house that the stream leads to.

Dave,
A good BMW bike closeup. Are they more expensive than a Harley? Did you hear that they are closing the Harley Davidson factory in Kansas City, Missouri, as sales continue to fall?

Hey Peter, I didn't know the sea cows were more related to the elephant. Wow, I see it now that I googled it.

Hi Ya Mike, thanks for stopping by and joining in.
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Re: Shutterbug Pub Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Dave,
A good BMW bike closeup. Are they more expensive than a Harley? Did you hear that they are closing the Harley Davidson factory in Kansas City, Missouri, as sales continue to fall?

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I know nothing about motorcycles, so I can't answer your question. I just enjoy photographing them.

Speaking of Harley's, I posted a shot of a red and black beauty in the Transportation Challenge. Sad to hear about the plant closure.
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your pic appears to be shot from the air, from a drone perhaps?

No drones for me (at least not yet ). This was from a diving platform, so it was a bit high.
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