John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Watching the Sunset Over the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Fl. with a Few Birds

Watching the Sunset Over the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Fl. with a Few Birds

Sunset Over the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida. Officially known as the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, it is home to hundreds of differnt species and thousands of migratory birds. It's a nature photographer's paradise on a nice day with the right lighting. Unfortunately, most of my day was overcast and jacket weather. I think all of the exotic wildlife was hiding but it was an enjoyable day none the less.

 Viera Wetlands

 Great Blue Heron.

 Great Blue Heron

Bufflehead Duck.

 Bufflehead Duck

Loch Ness Two Foot Gator.

Loch Ness Gator

Natural Habitat.

 Natural Habitat

 Sign at the Entrance.

 Sign at the Entrance

 Soar Like an Eagle.

Soar Like an Eagle

Flora and Still Water.

Flora and still water

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Comment balloon 27 commentsJohn Mayer • January 20 2013 08:57PM

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Wow! You took some great pics! Love the closeups...I'm thinkin that gator looks bigger than just 2' tho! LOL! Love the Sunset!

Posted by Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector (Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector) over 6 years ago

Thanks Cheryl - Nope, he's 2 1/2' tops but he can still bite you pretty hard :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Good evening, John. Those are some amazing shots! Thanks for sharing them with us! I hope I don't dream about the alligator! ;)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Joni - Gators are just another "hazzard" on the golf course for Floridians. You just give them their space :-) Pleasant dreams!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Those pictures are real stunners, John!  Especially the top picture.  The golden hue of the sky is amazing!  CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 6 years ago

John, this pictures are amazing, the heron has to be my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts (eXp Realty / 619.316.7445) over 6 years ago

Gorgeous sunset, John. And I love the wildlife! You make me long for summer up here in Maryland!

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 6 years ago

John,

Not your usual subjects ;-)...but great photos. That first one is just amazing.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Thank you Myrl - I love being featured in your excellent group.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Rachell - I guess the pics didn't turn out too bad despite the poor lighting and no tripod :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Thanks Rich - I was just getting ready to leave when I noticed the sunset in my rear view mirror. Here's your bird in a bikini shot :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

John, those are some really great photos! You really live in a beautiful area, love those sunset photos!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 6 years ago

John, really nice sunset.  Really nice birds.  But one of these guys doesn't look ike a bird.  Hmmmm

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

John,

Another great example of our beautiful Florida landscape. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 6 years ago

Hi Tony - The sunsets are fantastic almost every night!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Patricia - He was swimming right in the middle of a flock of birds and no one got eaten :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Steve - We are so lucky to have such a diverse and natural eco-system here in Florida!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi Marney - Summer will come soon enough. In the meantime, go snowmobiling :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi John,

These are terrific photos but I think I like the blue heron and the top photo the best. All are such great photos and looks like a fun place to visit. Happy MLK Day.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Kristin - I was hoping for a sunny day with different lighting but I guess they didn't turn out too bad :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the photos. The overcast days often make for the best sunrises and sunsets.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 6 years ago

Hi Than - I prefer sunshine and 80* :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.

 

Posted by Barbara Raley, When you think of Real Estate, think of me! (The McNelis Group,LLC) over 6 years ago

beautiful job with these photos. I enjoyed them very much!

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) over 6 years ago

Thank you Barb!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi Steve - I love photography. I was hooked the minute my Uncle George showed me how to develope photos in his dark room when I was just a kid.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi Barbara - Natural beauty surrounds us all here in Florida. We are lucky, indeed!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

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