Shady House in Plant City, Florida

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Leaving Dinosaur World, we stopped for the first time in Plant City and ate lunch.  What a beautiful little old historic town. I want to go back there and explore around more in the future.  This house is shaded by live oak trees and many palms and has awning shades and large porches.

ISO 400, F/6.7, 1/180 sec, 55  mm Lens

ISO 400, F/6.7, 1/180 sec, 55 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/125 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/125 sec, 24 mm Lens

Fossil Extravaganza at Dinosaur World

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These are some of the last images of Dino World that I will share so it will be an extravaganza of Fossils for your viewing:

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/90 sec, 47mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/90 sec, 47mm Lens

Above, these are real starfish of several varieties and are about 5″ tall each.  There are also various Trilobites there too.  An amazing stone to find.

Large Trilobite with both halves intact. About 13" high

Large Trilobite with both halves intact. About 13″ high

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/60 sec, 45 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/60 sec, 45 mm Lens

Above is an Ammonite with its beautiful spiral.  It is about 16″ high.  If you cut one in half and its agatized and fossilized it will look like this:

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/125 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/125 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/4, 1/30 sec, 55 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/4, 1/30 sec, 55 mm Lens

Above, this smaller cut Ammonite, has filled with agate and tine crystals.

ISO 400, F/4, 1/15 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/4, 1/15 sec, 50 mm Lens

Above is a concretion of Echinoderms or sand dollars both flat and arched.

Sharks Teeth at Dinosaur World Florida

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The Gift Shop at Dinosaur World in Florida was almost as good as the grounds with lots of artifacts for sale and to view:

ISO 400, F/4, 1/30 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/4, 1/30 sec, 105 mm Lens

They also had these Huge Megalodon Shark Teeth for sale and they were pretty expensive:

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/125 sec, 82 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/125 sec, 82 mm Lens

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Dinosaur Eggs at Dino World

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Well maybe not real Dinosaur eggs, but they look real.  They are Onyx and Alabaster stone eggs and other wonderful artifacts in Dinosaur World, Florida:

ISO 2000, F/6.7, 1/125 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/6.7, 1/125 sec, 50 mm Lens

A beautiful lathed stone vase

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/125 sec, 55 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/125 sec, 55 mm Lens

Various Lathed Stone Bowls, boxes and Plates

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/10 sec, 40 mm Lens

ISO 200, F/7.1, 1/10 sec, 40 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/7.1, 1/60 sec, 45 mm Lens

ISO 400, F/7.1, 1/60 sec, 45 mm Lens

Dinosaur World Gem Hunting

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There at Dinosaur World they had a nice little Gem Hunting adventure for the kids (and yes, it was fun for the adults too).  It was all set up with running water in sluices that circulated down a long way to the bottom and was recirculated.  They had real gems mixed in bags of sand to separate out it was exciting for all to find them with the little screens.

ISO 50, F/22, 1/15 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 50, F/22, 1/15 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 50, F/22, 1/8 sec, 28 mm Lens

ISO 50, F/22, 1/8 sec, 28 mm Lens

Massive Philodendron Vine Up Tree

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There were many unusual sights at Dinosaur World in Florida.  Here grows a massive leafed Philodendron up a tree where the leaves were over a foot long each:

ISO 100, F/9, 1/80 sec, 32 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/80 sec, 32 mm Lens

Dinosaur World, Florida

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While visiting Florida this past year, we stopped at the interesting Dino World near Orlando.  It was really a lot of fun with dinosaurs popping up in the swamps and woods all over and gem hunts in a water sluice.  Here is an entrance:

F/9, ISO 100, 1/100 sec, 28 mm Lens

F/9, ISO 100, 1/100 sec, 28 mm Lens

Great Egret at John’s Pass Florida

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Here at John’s Pass on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a “Great Egret” which I had always known as a Great White Heron or White Heron. Names change and progress is made.  This Egret was waiting and hoping for fish scraps near a bait boat.  I am always amazed at the brilliant green area over the beak.
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