Thursday, May 2, 2013

Key West Sunset

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

Happy 1st of May..Spring is starting to look very pretty around now, flowers and trees blooming. All we need is some warmer temps and  I will be happy.

After a long drive with many stops we arrived in Key West in the afternoon. Enough time to check into our hotel , relax a bit and then head back out to see a famous Key West sunset. Key West is known as the Southernmost point of the United States. Except for Hawaii which is not part of the US mainland.


As I said in my previous post, we saw many Palm Warblers in Florida. They seemed to like posing for me and my camera.



Above is an Osprey flying by.


On this first night we avoided the crowds at the famous Mallory Square and headed to Fort Zachary State Park to watch the sunset.


I saw a lot of Laughing Gulls and  Caspian Terns on the beach and nearby rocks.


Above, as we were watching the sunset hubby noticed a sundog. It is a small one the right side of the sun.


Sunset watching is a big thing in Key West. There are many sunset cruises you can go on, we preferred staying on land to watch the sunset.


 The birds, the sailboats and the sunset made for a beautiful Key West scene.


We enjoyed this Key West sunset and I am sure the people on board the sunset cruises had a great view too. I hope you enjoyed my birds and Key West sunset.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I always appreciate your comments.

Happy Skywatching  to everyone!

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to the host of NF Winged.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

68 comments:

  1. FINALLY ... we've got a bird in common! Caspian Tern is all over the place downunder as well!!

    I'm not surprised sunset watching is a local sport in Key West when there's views like these on offer - sensational!

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  2. WOW!
    Lovely post, interesting photos and such a pleasant breath of marine breeze and lovely skies to enlighten such a dull and gloomy weather, here in the south of France!...
    Cheers and keep well Eileen!

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  3. Love the Osprey, we have them down under as well. The sail boat silhouettes make the sunsets look terrific.

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  4. I could sure use some Key West time right now! Gorgeous photos Eileen. xo

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  5. These are gorgeous photos, Eileen! The birds are fantastic, and the sky, oh the sky, is just stunning in colors!

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  6. love the sunset shots with the sailboats. gorgeous views. such keepers. I hope you save them & get them printed for your home walls. nice!! ( :

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  7. The sunset photos are so gorgeous.

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  8. lovely sunset as the backdrop for those tall ships!

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  9. LOVELY!! After the long drive - don't blame you for wanting a quiet sunset!! But you'll have to have one evening of crazyness on the square :-}} Hope you have a chance to paddle the mangos!! Eat seafood, relax, ohhhh - wish you had packed me in your luggage!

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  10. A lovely serie, love the sails against the sunset.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/05/02/i-like-winged/

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  11. Happy May to you too! Gorgeous shots! The golden sky captures are mesmerizing!

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  12. Wow - these shots are stunning!

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  13. Beautiful images! The third one from the top is so amazing with the gorgeous clouds and sailboats. Your sunsets are spectacular as well. Wow. I'd love to visit there someday.

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  14. Nothing like the Keys for sunsets, that's for sure! We preferred the quiet places to watch as well.

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  15. the sea sunsets complete with sail boats are absolutely magical!!!

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  16. Looks like you are really enjoying your trip. Beautiful area for sunsets and bird watching isn't it. Have fun and happy birding.

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  17. Key West offers some of the most spectacular sunsets! I agree that Mallory Sq gets too crowded. You picked a perfect place for these gorgeous captures!

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  18. Wonderful photos in your post!
    Have a nice evening:)

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  19. Gorgeous sunset photos.. Wow!!!!! We've talked about going to Key West sometime --but have yet to work out a trip down there. I'd probably opt to take a cruise to see the sunset. BUT--your photos with the boats in the pictures are terrific!!!! Love the sundog also.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. What beautiful sunset shots! The sailboats made the perfect scene. So cute that the bird in the first photo posed for you!

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  21. Hallo Eillen!!Great post!I saw a movie about Key West!!It's a very preety place!!Wonderful pictures!! Gorgeous shots!!Beautiful birds and a fantastic sunset!!!What a view!!!Thank you for sharing!Happy New month!
    Dimi..

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  22. You got some marvelous pictures of the sunset as well as the birds. I really like your photos with the sailboats on the horizon. They are all just gorgeous.

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  23. Breathtaking photos, Eileen! As I sit and look at the snow it's fun to be carried away to a land of palm trees (and warblers!), ocean breezes and gorgeous sunsets. Just lovely!

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  24. Such gorgeous skies and what a glorious way to end a day -- any day!! And I love your birds, too!! Wonderful post for the day as always, Eileen! And, as always, thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!

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  25. So Nice to see Your photos!

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  26. The Yachts are brilliant Eileen.

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  27. I´m not sure why but that kind of ships has a special place in my heart. :) Lovely sunset shots.

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  28. Gorgeous photos :) Love the birds and what a beautiful sunset.

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  29. Beautiful sunset! One of these days I'm going to make it down there.

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  30. Thank you for taking us on your journey Eileen .... the capture of the sweet little palm-warbler is just gorgeous.
    Hoping your week-end goes well.

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  31. You caught some great shots of Key West. I've been there several times but it was before I was into photography. You really captured that glorious sky and always love your bird shots.

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  32. Wow, love all those yacht silhouettes

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  33. Drive to Key West is lovely isn't it? Thank you for sharing beautiful record of your journey! Happy SWF!

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  34. Wow Eileen, these are beautiful skies and great shots of them. Have a really great weekend.

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  35. Always a pleasure to stop by and see your photos Eileen. You got some great ones down in Key West, just gorgeous!

    I wanted to thank you again for introducing us to Bombay Hook. We both loved our visit there and look forward to going back as soon as our schedules allow it.

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  36. Gorgeous photos for skywatch! Pretty birds, too :)

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  37. Hope someday I get to see Key WEst too. I'm dying to see the pretty houses there that I saw on a travel show once.

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  38. Key West is so beautiful and your photography of it is amazing! Wow!

    Thanks for your lovely comments ^_^

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  39. Ah, beautiful shots, Key West is on my bucket list. We are going to the Gulf Coast for summer vacation and am looking forward to some leisurely sunsets.

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  40. Beautiful captures! Sundogs are magical! I'd love to be sailing on one of those boats!

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  41. Really incredible skies!! Beautiful post.

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  42. Wow! I love the last shot most.

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  43. The sky in your second pic is stunning!

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  44. The Palm Warbler photo is great. It looks to be such a dear little thing.
    Love the first sky-shot too. Very imposing.
    Have a great weekend.

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  45. Marvelous photos of the birds and the Sunset. My favourite is your third shot. Gorgeous !

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  46. Wow! Those sunset photos with the sailboats are just gorgeous! Fantastic shots!

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  47. The boats sailing with the sun in the background is just stunning the type of moment that makes you happy to be alive. You have such a wonderful talent. Have a lovely weekend

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  48. wow the last one with the boat is just ... incredible !

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  49. Eileen............one word.....stunning!!!!

    [and I loved your anhinga post below, I'm just behind this week in paying visits to my bloggin' buddies!]

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  50. Stunning sunsets, Eileen. The last pic is perfect!

    Thanks for dropping by, happy weekend :)

    www.womenandperspectives.com

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  51. Great photos! I see we share the interest in birds?!

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  52. Wonderful series with alovely glorious sunset.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  53. Key West is one of our favorite places to visit! I love the sunsets and you saw a magnificent one. Eileen. The colors are gorgeous. Did you ever do a sunset cruise? They are wonderful fun!

    Have a great weekend!

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  54. Fabulous sunset photos! Love the golden colors

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  55. Amazing shots, Eileen. Beautiful scenerey and so colorful ... love your bird shots too!

    Wish you a great weekend!


    Irene

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  56. The sunset pics are gorgeous!
    We went to Key West once but we were on a cruise so we didn't get to stay there long enough. Had time to visit Hemingway's house and eat lunch; that was about it.

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  57. WoW Eileen, these are stunning!!

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  58. Wow! I totally understand why sunset watching is a big thing in Key West if your photos are anything to go by. Absolutely, stunningly gorgeous!

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  59. What a dramatic, stunning series of photos! So love the silhouette of sails in the sunset light and the gorgeous feathered clouds are fascinating! But I especially love the first photo of the cute little warbler! Just adorable!

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  60. This is truly awesome! I love those sailing boats!

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  61. The Palm Warbler is an epic find!! The shot of the Osprey and sunsets are incredible. I HATE crowds of people. But crowds of Terns and Gulls are another thing:)

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