Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico from the Fort Island Gulf Beach Fishing Pier, Crystal River, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
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crystal river, fishing pier, scenery, fort island, gulf of mexico, sunset

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    beautiful capture, so peaceful Dot

  • Thank you, Kathy. See, you got me to go catch a sunset…..easier than finding a sunrise — only a 45 minute ride, but we ate out, too! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    So serene …. wonderful capture Dot! :-)

  • Thanks very much, Brenda! Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • sarasmile
    sarasmileabout 4 years ago

    looks very peaceful.

  • Thanks. It was nice to hang around for a while to watch the sun set over the water. I don’t get a chance too often.

    – AuntDot

  • Thanks so much for the fave, too! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful, Aunt Dot! It looks like home to me!

  • Gee, I wonder why…he, he! It’s about a 45 minute ride for me out to this beach. Worth the trip for a beautiful sunset. Thanks so much for your nice comment, Judy.

    – AuntDot

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonabout 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks very much, Monte!

    – AuntDot

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 4 years ago

    Magic capture.xox

  • What a nice comment! Thanks and many thanks for the faves!

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful scene…love the quiet mood!

  • Thank you, Gena!
    I just accidentally deleted your comment on Watercolor Sky. I meant to delete my reply, but I hit the wrong “delete.” I was deleting my reply since I said thanks for the features, and of course I meant favorites! I must really be tired right now!! Sorry for the mixup!

    – AuntDot

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • Morag Bates
  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful Dot, I just love the tranquil atmosphere and wonderful colours and shine !

  • Thanks very much, Morag!

    – AuntDot

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