Today I went to the Everglades. Well, first I went to Robert is Here and bought an assortment of fruit and Doritos and took pictures of the sunflowers, a bunch of which I stopped later on my way home to buy. They're pretty.
I walked for a very long time. I took some pictures. I had the D70 there, as well as the D300, and I just gotta say - great camera and all, but holy shit is it hard to use the D70 now. The tiny LCD is a killer. There are other things (such as the focus points), but the LCD was what makes it so hard... You take your pic and you really can't see the result! Also, the D300 seems to figure out lighting a lot better. I used to have to compensate -7 with my 70-300 lens with the D70. I don't typically find that I have to compensate at all with the D300. That's huge!
Anyway, I'm too tired to put any pictures up, or even get them off the camera for that matter. I doubt I got much, but I am happy I captured a picture of the little anole that was hanging out with me for a while on the Gumbo Limbo trail. I found a "solution pond" and had a seat on the ground so I could watch the absolutely-nothing. Soon after, I realized there were tadpoles in the pond. And then a little turtle head popped up!
But anyway, the mosquitos and flies (biting flies!) were INSANE on this trail. They were everywhere. I was glad Chris wasn't with because they would've just carried him off, never to be seen again. As for me, they bit and bit and bit. I killed a fly and it fell to the ground and an anole darted out of the bushes and ate it. The anole must've realized he had a few meals coming because he just stayed there with me, the whole time, just a couple of feet away. At one point, he jumped on me and ate a fly off me! I told him he was a good boy and offered to rub his belly, but he didn't seem interested in that, so instead I just started dropping him all the mosquitos I killed.
Yes, I am way too easily amused. This is why it is a good thing I take an alone day to go to the Everglades sometimes, because I don't know if a half hour at a solution pond watching tadpoles while being eaten alive by mosquitos and biting flies is anyone ELSE'S idea of a good time... :D