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MarkChinn

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Blue Springs Park

I thought I would upload a couple of warmer images during the winter. This is from Blue Springs State Park not far from my home in Florida. The springs empty into the St. John's River and when the temperature of the water in the river drops in the winter, manatees (also known as sea cows and similar to dugongs in the eastern hemisphere) will migrate into the warmer water of the springs which remain the same temperature year round. I have been there when there are over 100 manatees there in a relatively small area so they are easy to see and observe.

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Exif Data

Canon EOS 7D

Aperture
f/14.0
Exposure
1/60
ISO
200
Flash
16
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 1/60
  • Resolution: 3000000/10000
  • Created: 18th February 2014
  • Uploaded: 10th February 2019
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 64
  • Likes: 37



  • Mike Iles
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    3 months ago
    Wow - what stunning color to the water-- I need to visit Florida someday
    • MarkChinn
      3 months ago
      The water from the spring is beautiful and clear. Nice place to visit. Thank you Mike for commenting.
  • Denise Savage
    8 months ago
    That water is amazing!
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      Clear spring water. :-) Thank you Denise.
  • stigg1
    8 months ago
    Great colours.
  • Gjesdal
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    8 months ago
    Just love the state parks in Florida. Hope to visit a few more :-)
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      I hope you will. This one is nice any time but winter is best to see manatees. Plus the weather is so nice in the winter. :-)
  • Dylan Burgess
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    8 months ago
    Nice photo, looks a lovely place and sounds it too by your description. Must be a great site to see the area filled with Manatee :)
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      Thank you very much Dylan for visiting and commenting and sharing. :-) It is a great place to visit especially in the winter to see lots of birds, fish, alligators, and manatees.
  • garysibio
    8 months ago
    Beautiful.I can't get over how clear the water is.
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      Clean and clear coming from underground. Thank you for your comment Gary.
  • ButchReinhart
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    8 months ago
    Beautiful scene. Beautifully photographed. Blue Springs is a great place to visit.
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      It really is a nice place to visit. And in the winter seeing all the manatees is a treat. Thank you so much for the kind words and sharing.
  • John Lowe JLowPhotos
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    8 months ago
    Beautiful image.
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      I really appreciate the comment and share John. Thank you so much!
  • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
    8 months ago
    Beautiful colours Mark, things to look forward to.
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      I appreciate your comment Les. Thank you!
  • FabioM
    8 months ago
    Lovely photo, beautiful water color
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      Thank you very much Fabio!
  • Olga N
    8 months ago
    beautiful azure water
    • MarkChinn
      8 months ago
      Water from the springs is so pretty. Thank you for your comment Olga.