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Blue Cypress Lake

Blue Cypress Lake is a large lake about 20 miles west of Vero Beach. It is known for the hundreds of Ospreys that nest in its cypress trees from March through May. This place is also incredible for sunrises and sunsets framed with the cypress trees. You can rent a pontoon boat from Middleton Fish Camp, or better yet, go out with one of their guides.

Photography advice: Long lenses and intermediate telephotos are both good here. Don't forget the wide-angle for sunrise.


Blue Cypress Lake Photography: Sunrise and Ospreys!

Blue Cypress Lake Photography: Sunrise and Ospreys! - April 2014

It's that time of year again!  Time to drive down to Yeehaw Junction in the crazy-early hours of the morning for some Blue Cypress Lake photography. :)  A sunrise pontoon boat ride on gorgeous Blue Cypress Lake is totally worth the early morning.  My friends Michael, Debbie, and Debbie's Sherpa Tom and I met two weekends ago for a fun morning of landscapes and birding.  You see, Blue Cypress Lake …Read More


Clouds at Blue Cypress Lake

Clouds at Blue Cypress Lake - May 2013

Last Sunday I met friends Debbie, Tom, and Michael at Blue Cypress Lake for a fun-filled boat ride of dramatic sunrises and flying Ospreys.  Well, that's what it was supposed to be, and what it  was in March 2012, May 2012, and March 2013.  So I happily jumped out of bed at 4am and drove for an hour and a half to the middle of nowhere in the pitch black …Read More


Spring 2013 at Blue Cypress Lake

Spring 2013 at Blue Cypress Lake - March 2013

I was so excited when my friend Michael Libbe organized a boat ride on Blue Cypress Lake last weekend. Blue Cypress Lake is a huge lake near Yeehaw Junction in Central Florida. If you know Yeehaw Junction at all, you know that the location is "out in the middle of nowhere!" The only human structure on Blue Cypress Lake is Middleton's Fish Camp, where we rented our pontoon boat. Thanks …Read More


Happy Birthday, Dyeyo D!

Happy Birthday, Dyeyo D! - May 2012

A few weeks ago we celebrated Dyeyo's b-day early with a trip to Blue Cypress Lake.  Al0ng with friends Michael, Donna, and Susan, we took a pontoon boat ride to photograph the Ospreys nesting around the lake.  Dyeyo couldn't believe how many nests there were - easily one per tree in certain areas.  It was a beautiful morning and we had a great time. Joe Middleton from Middleton Fish Camp …Read More


Osprey Nesting Time at Blue Cypress Lake

Osprey Nesting Time at Blue Cypress Lake - April 2012

Saturday morning was an incredible morning to be at Blue Cypress Lake.  Some friends and I made the trip down the turnpike to the lake, which is near Yeehaw Junction.  The lake is full of bass, which makes it a popular hangout spot for the Osprey population.  Hundreds of Osprey nests can be found in the tops of the cypress trees.  We took a pontoon boat out on the lake …Read More


Sunrise on Blue Cypress Lake

Sunrise on Blue Cypress Lake - April 2012

On Saturday I joined friends Michael, Donna, and Susan on a much-anticipated trip to Blue Cypress Lake.  The lake is a prime location for nesting Ospreys.  I will post more on the trip and birds tomorrow – but for today, here are some teaser sunrise shots.  :) The clouds added some interesting features to the sky as the sun peeked over the trees on the horizon.  The reflection in the …Read More