Nature Landscape Photos: Blog https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog en-us (C) Melissa Machonis melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:17:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:17:00 GMT https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/img/s/v-12/u199527252-o420155182-50.jpg Nature Landscape Photos: Blog https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog 88 120 Flamingo Gardens 2018 Photo Contest Exhibit https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2018/3/flamingo-gardens-2018-photo-contest-exhibit 3 of pictures are finalists in the 2018 Photo Contest Exhibit which is on display in at the Gallery at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL from March 15 - May 13, 2018. Click here for more information on the exhibit.

 

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2018 photo contest" flamingo gardens davie fl melissa machonis photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2018/3/flamingo-gardens-2018-photo-contest-exhibit Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:04:10 GMT
US Department of Interior - Photo of the Day https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2018/3/us-department-of-interior---photo-of-the-day The US Department of Interior featured my photo from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska on Facebook and Instagram on March 16, 2018.

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) alaska facebook glacier bay nartional park instagram melissa machonis photography us department of interior https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2018/3/us-department-of-interior---photo-of-the-day Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:04:15 GMT
ShutterBug - Photo of the Day April 6, 2017 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/4/shutterbug---photo-of-the-day-april-6-2017 A recent photo that I took at sunrise on Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, GA was featured as the "Photo of the Day" by ShutterBug Magazine on April 6, 2017.

Click here to see a larger view of the image.

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Jekyll Island Melissa Machonis Photography Photo of the Day ShutterBug Magazine ocean rocks sun sunrise trees https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/4/shutterbug---photo-of-the-day-april-6-2017 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:01:08 GMT
Flamingo Gardens - 2017 Photo Contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/3/flamingo-gardens---2017-photo-contest Two of my photographs are currently on display at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL for their 2017 Photo Contest Exhibit which is now through May 14, 2017.

Click here for more information on the pictures on display.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2017 Photo Contest Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography birds flamingos wildlife https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/3/flamingo-gardens---2017-photo-contest Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:26:23 GMT
Long Key Park - 2017 Photo Contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/3/long-key-park---2017-photo-contest Five of my photographs are currently on display at Long Key Nature Center in Davie, FL for the 2017 Photo Contest.

Two out of five, won prizes. " The Horse Trail" won Honorable Mention for the Scenery Category and "Welcome to the Jungle" won 3rd Place for the Scenery category.

These pictures will be on display until the middle of the May.

Winners Announced on the Sun-Sentinel - 
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/ features/sfl-friends-of-long- key-photo-contest-winners- 20170327-photogallery.html

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2017 Photo Contest Davie, FL Long Key Nature Center Melissa Machonis Photography green jungle landscapes lilies scenery trees water https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/3/long-key-park---2017-photo-contest Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:22:17 GMT
ShutterBug Photo of the Day https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/3/shutterbug-photo-of-the-day My photo "Fall Drive" was featured as the Photo of the Day by Shutterbug Magazine on November 22, 2016.
Click here to see the photo in my portfolio, it is also available for sale.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Fall Drive Maine Melissa Machonis Photography New England colors fall fall leaves road trees https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2017/3/shutterbug-photo-of-the-day Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:14:26 GMT
New England in the Fall Time https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/11/new-england-in-the-fall-time I recently visited New England during the peak of the fall leaves. It was spectacular seeing every tree vibrant with colors.

We stayed a few days in a small cabin right on Rangeley Lake in Maine and each morning, I was able to watch the thick fog roll away as the sun came up. At night, I would capture pretty pink skies and reflections on the lake.

Check out all of the photos that I captured on my trip in my new portfolio; New England - Fall
Please feel free to comment on my pictures. Enjoy!

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Fall Leaves Melissa Machonis Photography New England New England Fall fog lake mountains trees https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/11/new-england-in-the-fall-time Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:30:18 GMT
Kodak Moment of the Day - November 17, 2016 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/11/kodak-moment-of-the-day---november-17-2016 My photo " Early Riser" was featured as of the photo of the day by Kodak on November 17, 2016.

http://www.kodakmoments.com/kodak-moment-of-the-day/month/ 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography acadia national park kodak photo of the day mountains sunrise https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/11/kodak-moment-of-the-day---november-17-2016 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:36:36 GMT
Nature.Org Article - Glacier Bay Photo Featured https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/9/nature-org-article---glacier-bay-photo-featured My photography from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska has been featured in a recent article on Nature.org about Alaska's climate change.

Click here to see the article.

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Alaska Article on Alaska Glacier Bay Melissa Machonis Photography Nature.org glaciers mountains rocks wildlife https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/9/nature-org-article---glacier-bay-photo-featured Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:01:05 GMT
Weather.com June Photo of the Month https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/6/weather-com-june-photo-of-the-month Exciting news to share! My photo "Skeleton Trees" is being featured as the Photo of the Month for June on Weather.com.

Along with the photo recognition is a full article about my experience while taking the shot in Big Talbot State Park, FL.

Click here to read to the full article.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Big Talbot State Park Florida Beach Photography Florida Beaches Florida Photography Melissa Machonis Photography The Weather Channel Weather.com Weather.com Photo of the Month Weather.com Photos https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/6/weather-com-june-photo-of-the-month Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:08:46 GMT
Flamingo Gardens 2016 Photo Contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/5/flamingo-gardens-2016-photo-contest Two of my photos were selected as finalists in the 2016 Photo Contest at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL. "Spring Bloom and "Swan Lake" are on display in the gallery from March 12 to May 15.
 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2016 Photo Contest Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography finalist flower spring bloom swan https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/5/flamingo-gardens-2016-photo-contest Sun, 08 May 2016 19:51:31 GMT
Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo of the Day https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/outdoor-photographer-magazine-photo-of-the-day My photo "Crashing Waves" taken at Blowing Rocks in Jupiter, Florida was selected as the Photo of the Day on February 17, 2016 by Outdoor Photographer Magazine. https://www.facebook.com/outdoorphotographer/photos/a.10151043180811175.427061.59273816174/10153279194206175/?type=3&theater

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Jupiter, Florida Melissa Machonis Photography Outdoor Photographer Magazine Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo of the Day ocean rocks https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/outdoor-photographer-magazine-photo-of-the-day Wed, 17 Feb 2016 23:41:06 GMT
Alaska Photo Featured by US Department of the Interior https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/alaska-photo-featured-by-us-department-of-the-interior My photo taken while on a trip through Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska was featured on February 11, 2016 by the US Department of the Interior on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Click here to see Facebook Post.

Click here to see Instagram Post.


 

 

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Alaska Glacier Bay National Park Melissa Machonis Photography US Department of the Interior glaciers mountains ocean rocks https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/alaska-photo-featured-by-us-department-of-the-interior Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:28:18 GMT
ShutterBug Photo of the Day https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/shutterbug-photo-of-the-day My photo "Sunrise in Midst of a Storm" was selected by ShutterBug as their Photo of the Day for February 2, 2016.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Beach Sunrise Florida Beaches Melissa Machonis Photography ShutterBug Photo of the Day Stuart, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/shutterbug-photo-of-the-day Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:29:25 GMT
Kodak Moment of the Day - January 31, 2016 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/kodak-moment-of-the-day---january-31-2016 My photo "Sunrise in Midst of Storm" was chosen has Kodak's Moment of the Day on January 31, 2016.
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=10419&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=42064

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Florida Beaches Kodak Moment of the Day Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise in Stuart, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2016/2/kodak-moment-of-the-day---january-31-2016 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:58:49 GMT
2015 Weather.com Photo Contest Finalist https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/8/2015-weather-com-photo-contest-finalist 2015 Weather.com It's Amazing Out There Photo Contest

Over 40,000 photos were submitted to the Weather.com 2015 photo contest and they narrowed it down to 73 finalists. I am excited to announce that my image titled "Skeleton Trees" has been chosen has one of the finalists. I took this photo at Big Talbot State Park in Jacksonville, FL during sunset.
 

Click here to view my photo and the rest of the finalists.

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2015 Weather.com Photo Contest Big Talbot State Park Melissa Machonis Photography Skeleton Trees finalist photo contest photo contest finalist https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/8/2015-weather-com-photo-contest-finalist Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:30:01 GMT
Photo Contest - Please Vote for My Pictures https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/8/photo-contest---please-vote-for-my-pictures Two of my photos have been selected as the Top 100 in the 2015 Nature Conservancy "A New Hope for a New Wild" Photo Contest.

The contest has been opened to the public to Vote for the People's Choice Award. Each person can vote once a day from now through August 31, 2015.


Please click here to vote for my for my pictures. They are both located on row 19.
 

I appreciate all your support in voting for pictures. Thank you!
 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography Nature Conservancy Photo Contest Vote for Pictures alaska beach glaciers ice ocean rocks water waves https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/8/photo-contest---please-vote-for-my-pictures Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:01:58 GMT
Kodak Moment of the Day August 7, 2015 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/8/kodak-moment-of-the-day-august-7-2015 My photograph of Portland Head Light at Sunrise in Portland, Maine was chosen as the Moment of the Day by Kodak on Friday August 7, 2015.
http://kodak.ly/KMotD
 

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography kodak lighthouse maine moment of the day ocean portland head lighthouse rocks sunset https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/8/kodak-moment-of-the-day-august-7-2015 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 02:50:59 GMT
New Section - Awards & Exhibits https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/6/new-section---awards-exhibits I have recently added two new sections to my website. One lists all of the awards I have received along with the pictures and the other lists of all of the places my photographs have been on exhibit. You can view these in drop down menu in the About section.

Click here to view my Awards

Click here to view my Exhibits

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL awards exhibits https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/6/new-section---awards-exhibits Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:05:21 GMT
Kodak Photo of the Day https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/6/kodak-photo-of-the-day One of my photographs from Acadia National Park taken on top of Cadillac Mountain at sunrise was chosen by Kodak as the Photo of the Day on Saturday June 6, 2015.
 

Click here to see the post.
 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Acadia National Park Cadillac Mountain Kodak Photo of the Day Nature Photography hiking lake landscape mountains nature sun sunrise https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/6/kodak-photo-of-the-day Sat, 06 Jun 2015 21:01:17 GMT
New Photo Gallery - New England https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/5/new-photo-gallery---new-england I just wanted to share with you that I have added a new photo gallery to my website filled with images I took in New England over the last few years. There are images from Acadia National Park, various Lighthouses in Maine and Cape Cod, the Vermont countryside and so much more!

Please click here here to view my new gallery. The photographs are also for sale if you are interested in purchasing.

I hope you enjoy them!

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Cape Cod Maine Lighthouses Melissa Machonis Photography New England New England Lighthouses New England Photography Vermont Countryside landscapes lighthouses ocean https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/5/new-photo-gallery---new-england Fri, 29 May 2015 15:11:08 GMT
Discover Alaska Gallery Exhibit https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/5/discover-alaska-gallery-exhibit As my gallery exhibit, "Discover Alaska" at the City of Sunrise Civic Center has come to a close, I wanted to share some pictures from the exhibit as well as the newspaper article from the Sun Sentinel on Sunday April 19, 2015 which featured a story about myself as a photographer and the exhibit.
 

The exhibit was a success and I look forward to exhibiting my work at local galleries in the future.
 

Please click here  to view the Sun Sentinel Article.
 

Also, you can click here  if you are interested in viewing the actual photographs that were on display or purchasing them.
 

I hope you enjoy looking through the photos and reading the featured article.
 


 

 
 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Alaska City of Sunrise Discover Alaska Gallery Exhibit Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL cruise cruising fine art glacier bay national park glaciers landscapes mountains nature ocean sea ship sky sunsets wildlife https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/5/discover-alaska-gallery-exhibit Thu, 21 May 2015 01:52:35 GMT
Discover Alaska Exhibit - City of Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/4/discover-alaska-exhibit---city-of-sunrise My photographs of Alaska are currently on display at the City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery through May 9th.

In this exhibit, you will discover America's last frontier through the lens of  photographer Melissa Machonis. Her images showcase the beauty of rugged coastlines, sparkling glaciers, and majestic panoramic views - all captured during endless hours of daylight on a journey through Alaska's great wilderness.

Address: 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL 33351

Gallery Hours:  The Art Gallery is open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Alaska City of Sunrise Civic Center Discover Alaska Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL gallery gallery exhibit photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/4/discover-alaska-exhibit---city-of-sunrise Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:38:56 GMT
2015 Earth Day Festival - City of Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/3/2015-earth-day-festival---city-of-sunrise-fl I will be selling my photographs at the 2015 Earth Day Festival for the City of Sunrise on Saturday April 4 from 10am - 4pm.
For more information on this event, please visit http://www.sunrisefl.gov/index.aspx?page=555

Hope to see you there!

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Earth Day Festival Melissa Machonis Photography Photographs on sale Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/3/2015-earth-day-festival---city-of-sunrise-fl Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:38:53 GMT
Flamingo Gardens 2015 Photo Contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/3/flamingo-gardens-2015-photo-contest My photo "Peek-a-Boo" won 1st place in the "Wildlife" category of the 2015 Photo Contest at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL. The photo is currently on display in the gallery through May 3. Click here for more information.
 

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography birds first place winner photo contest wildlife winner https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/3/flamingo-gardens-2015-photo-contest Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:40:26 GMT
Festival of Treasures https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/3/festival-of-treasures Festival of Treasures - Saturday March 7, 2015

I will be selling my photography at The Festival of Treasures on Saturday March 7 from 10am - 4pm at Volunteer Park in Plantation, FL.

This is an Art, Handcrafts, Collectibles & Handmade Jewelry Event indoors and outdoors. I will be in an outdoor tent for one day only on Saturday so please stop by. This is a free event for the whole family

Hope to see you there.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Festival of Treasures Melissa Machonis Photography Plantation, FL Volunteer Park https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/3/festival-of-treasures Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:32:20 GMT
New Smoky Mountains Photographs https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/1/new-smoky-mountains-photographs New Gallery Posted: Smoky Mountains:

In the fall of 2014, I visited the Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway for a week to photograph Autumn in the Appalachian Mountains.

Click here to view all of the beautiful photographs and please feel free to post any comments. Enjoy!

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Blue Ridge Parkway Melissa Machonis Photography Smoky Mountains National Park autumn cabins creeks fall leaves mountains streams trees waterfalls https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/1/new-smoky-mountains-photographs Sun, 11 Jan 2015 01:46:05 GMT
Discover Alaska - City of Sunrise Gallery Exhibit https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/1/city-of-sunrise---gallery-exhibit---discover-alaska City of Sunrise - Gallery Exhibit:

The City of Sunrise in Florida has chosen to feature my photographs of Alaska in their gallery from March 24 through May 9, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Friday March 27th at 6:30pm.
 
Gallery Address: 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351
 
Gallery Hours:  The Art Gallery is open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Click here for more information.
 
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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) City of Sunrise Discover Alaska Photographs by Melissa Machonis Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2015/1/city-of-sunrise---gallery-exhibit---discover-alaska Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:40:33 GMT
2014 Camera Club Exhibit https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/11/22 Three of my photos are currently on display at the Flamingo Gardens Gallery for the 2014 Camera Club Exhibit. One of my photos "The Rookery" won 2nd place. These photos will be on display until January 4th, 2015.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Camera Club Exhibit Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/11/22 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:37:07 GMT
Flamingo Gardens Native Bird Exhibit 2014 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/9/flamingo-gardens-native-bird-exhibit-2014 My photograph "White Heron Reflecting" is on display in the Flamingo Gardens Gallery for the Native Bird Exhibit from September 1 through October 31, 2014.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography Native Bird Exhibit birds wildlife https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/9/flamingo-gardens-native-bird-exhibit-2014 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:43:43 GMT
2014 Earth Day Festival, City of Sunrise, FL - April 5th https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/3/2014-earth-day-festival-city-of-sunrise-fl---april-5th 2014 Earth Day Festival:

I will be selling my photography at the 2014 Earth Day Festival hosted by the City of Sunrise on Saturday April 5 from 10am - 4pm. If you live in the area, stop by for a fun day of live music, food and arts and crafts. For more informtion on the event, visit: http://www.sunrisefl.gov/index.aspx?page=555. Hope to see you there!
 
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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Earth Day Festival Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/3/2014-earth-day-festival-city-of-sunrise-fl---april-5th Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:40:23 GMT
2014 Photo Contest Exhibition https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/3/20  
Two of my photos will be on display in the gallery at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL for the 2014 Photo Contest Exhibition from March 22 to May 11, 2014. If you live in the area, please stop by and check them out. 
 
 
 
 
 
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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2014 Photo Contest Exhibition Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/3/20 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:54:37 GMT
Flamingo Gardens 2014 Photo Contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/3/flamingo-gardens-2014-photo-contest  
Two of my images have been selected as finalists in a Photo Contest at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL. There will be an opening reception on Friday March 21st where the winners will be announced. For more information, please visit http://flamingogardens.org/Gallery.html
 
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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/3/flamingo-gardens-2014-photo-contest Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:10:05 GMT
New Wildlife Gallery Posted https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/2/new-wildlife-gallery-posted I have recently created a new photo gallery on my website for Wildlife Photography. This has become a new interest for me as I recently joined a camera club where the majority of what we take is birds and animals. All of the pictures in this gallery were taken at Flaming Gardens in Davie, FL which is a non-for-profit organization and features over 3000 species of rare & exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. The Everglades Sanctuary is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife including alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacock, and of course, flamingos.

Please click here to check out my new photos and feel free to leave any comments. I will be continuing to feature new photos in this section so please continue to check back. Enjoy!

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Flamingo Gardens Davie, FL Melissa Machonis Photography birds flamingos heron ibis panther wildlife https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/2/new-wildlife-gallery-posted Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:45:05 GMT
Flamingo Gardens - Garden Festival & Bonsai Show https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/2/flamingo-gardens---garden On February 22-23, 2014, I sold my photography at the Garden Festival & Bonsai Show at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL.

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Flamingpo Gardens Garden Festival & Bonsai Show Melissa Machonis Photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2014/2/flamingo-gardens---garden Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:02:58 GMT
Alaska Voyage https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/10/alaska-voyage Over the summer, I took a once in a lifetime trip to Alaska via a cruise and land tour with Princess Cruises. We started off with a 7 day cruise and visited Ketchikan, Juno, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord. Glacier Bay was amazing with icy waters, freezing cold temperatures and watching Margerie Glacier calving. The cruise stopped in front of Margerie Glacier for 30 minutes so we could watch as the glaciers broke, it was a marvelous site to see and hear. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip.

After the cruise, we took a 10 hour train ride from Whittier to Denali National Park. The train had 360 views, which were spectacular! I was able to capture some great shots from this ride.

Then we stayed at the Princess Lodge in Denali National Park for two nights, so on the full day, we took an 11 hour bus ride all the way to end of Denali. We saw a lot of Moose, Mountain Goat, Caribou, but only one bear. Mt. McKinley was also in clear view in the morning hours, but then by Noon, it was covered in clouds and you could no longer see it.

We then stayed at the Mt. McKinley Princess lodge for one night and I decided to stay on the viewing deck for most of the night to capture both the sunset and sunrise over the Denali Mountain Range. For the entire night, the sky stayed pink with strange cloud formations which made for some interesting night sky shots.

We ended the trip with a one night stay in Anchorage and then flew back home. Princess cruises handled everything from the cruise to all of the hotel stays, bus rides, train ride and our luggage from place to place. It was a great trip and would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Please click here and enjoy the beautiful landscape shots I took during my trip.

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Alaska Melissa Machonis Photography denali national park glaciers lakes mountains oceans snow sunrise sunset wildlife https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/10/alaska-voyage Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:29:35 GMT
New Florida Landscape Photos https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/9/new-florida-landscape-photos I have uploaded some new pictures in my Florida Landscapes Section. These are from a recent trip to Stuart, FL and the place is called the House of Refuge. On one side of the road, you have the beach with a wooden lighthouse and rock formations and on the other side, you have a lake with a fishing pier that is also used for weddings. The first night of the trip, I had planned to take sunset pictures at the pier, but when I arrived a wedding was taking place so I unable to shoot anything there so I went across the street to the beach and captured a night time shot of the rocks with the moon.
 
The next morning, I woke up early and headed to the beach side in hopes of capturing an amazing sunrise picture and while I was in mid shooting, I noticed towards the other side of the road that some interesting pink clouds were forming so I immediately grabbed my equipment and ran to where the lake and pier are located and captured a couple of amazing shots of the pink clouds reflecting on the lake with some yellow flowers. After this I ran back over to the beach and a storm was fast approaching which made for some interesting shots with the rocks and the lighthouse. Then as I packed up and headed to my car, I noticed a storm and a rainbow over by the pier so I immediately headed over there and captured images of the pier with the rainbow. I took some of the rainbow with the storm and others of the rainbow starting to disappear has the storm cleared up.
 
I have been taking sunrise pictures for years and always hoping to capture a shot with storm clouds or a pink sky with clouds and have never had much luck until this trip. I will definitely be back at this location in the future.
 
Please click here to check them out and feel free to leave any comments.
 
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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) House of Refuge Melissa Machonis Photography Stuart, FL beach clouds ocean rocks sand storm https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/9/new-florida-landscape-photos Wed, 18 Sep 2013 01:09:38 GMT
Bash American Bistro https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/8/bash-american-bistro A few of my pictures are still up for sale at Bash American Bistro in Sunrise, FL. Stop by and check them and enjoy a nice meal at a great neighborhood restaurant.

Bash American Bistro, Sunrise, FL - Melissa Machonis Photography on displayBash American Bistro

 

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Bash American Bistro Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/8/bash-american-bistro Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:13:03 GMT
Share the Experience Photo Contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/7/share-the-experience-photo-contest Please vote for my pictures in the Share the Experience National Parks photo contest at the link below:
http://www.sharetheexperience.org/gallery/search?q=melissa+machonis

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography share the experience photo contest https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/7/share-the-experience-photo-contest Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:06:15 GMT
Smart Travel - Best of 2012: Waterscape Photos https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/6/smart-travel---best-of-2012 My Lauderdale by the Sea, Pier at Sunrise image was voted Best of 2012: Waterscape Photos by Smarter Travel. Please view click on the link to view my photo being featured - http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/best-of-2012-waterscape-photos.html?id=339

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography best of 2012: waterscape photos smartertravel.com https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/6/smart-travel---best-of-2012 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:49:31 GMT
Earth Day Festival - April 20, 2013 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/4/earth-day-festival---april-20-2013 I will be selling my photography at the Earth Day Festival hosted by the City of Sunrise Sawgrass Sanctuary Park (237 North New River Circle, Sunrise 33326) from 10am to 4pm. For more information, please visit: http://www.sunrisefl.gov/index.aspx?page=555

Earth Day Festival 2013, Sunrise, FL, Melissa Machonis PhotographyEarth Day Festival photo

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2013" Day Earth Festival Melissa Machonis Photography Sawgrass Sanctuary Park Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/4/earth-day-festival---april-20-2013 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:53:42 GMT
Flamingo Gardens 2013 Photo Contest - March 16, 2013 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/3/flamingo-gardens-2013-photo-contest---march-16-2013 Two of my photos were selected as Finalists in the 2013 Photo Contest at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL. They will be on display in the Gallery from March 16 through May 17, 2013.

Flamingo Gardens 2013 Photo Contest, Melissa Machonis PhotographyFlamingo Gardens Photo Contest 2013

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Davie, FL Flamingo Gardens 2013 Photo Contest Melissa Machonis Photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/3/flamingo-gardens-2013-photo-contest---march-16-2013 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:47:00 GMT
Bash American Bistro - March through April 2013 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/3/bash-american-bistro---march-through-april-2013 Some of my photography is currently being featured in the Artist Corner at the new location of Bash American Bistro in Sunrise, FL.

Bash American Bistro, Sunrise, FL, Melissa Machonis PhotographyBash American Bistro March - April 2013

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Bash American Bistro Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/3/bash-american-bistro---march-through-april-2013 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:50:00 GMT
YellowBook 2013/2014 - Ocala, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/2/yellowbook-2013/2014---ocala-fl One of my photos was recently selected to be on the cover of YellowBook for Ocala, FL with my name and website address captioned on the inside cover. This directory was distributed 98,500 residents in the area.

Yellowbook Ocala, FL, Melissa Machonis PhotographyYellow Book

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Melissa Machonis Photography Ocala, FL YellowBook https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/2/yellowbook-2013/2014---ocala-fl Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:44:00 GMT
Flamingo Gardens 17th Annual Garden Festival & Bonsai Show February 16 & 17, 2013 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/2/flamingo-gardens-17th-annual-garden-festival-bonsai-show-february-16-17-2013 Come check out and purchase my floral photography at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, FL at the Garden Festival & Bonsai Show on February 16 & 17, 2013.
 

Flamingo Gardens Garden Festival 2013, Melissa Machonis Photography

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) 2013 Davie, FL Flamingo Gardens Melissa Machonis Photography https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2013/2/flamingo-gardens-17th-annual-garden-festival-bonsai-show-february-16-17-2013 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:40:00 GMT
Bash Wine Cafe and Catering - January and February 2013 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2012/12/bash-wine-cafe-and-catering---january-and-february-2013 Some of my photography was featured at Bash Wine Cafe and Catering in Sunrise, Florida.

Bash Wine Cafe, Sunrise, FL, Melissa Machonis Photography

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Bash Wine Cafe Melissa Machonis Photography Sunrise, FL https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2012/12/bash-wine-cafe-and-catering---january-and-february-2013 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:36:00 GMT
St. Thomas University Law School - September 2012 https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2012/10/st-thomas-university-law-school---september-2012 I was commissioned to take photographs of the Law School building at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL which resulted in the photo being used for their Thank You cards as well as being featured on an insert in the Winter 2012 St. Thomas Lawyer Magazine.

St. Thomas University Law School, Miami, FL Melissa Machonis Photography

 

St. Thomas University Law School, Miami, FL Melissa Machonis PhotographySt. Thomas University Law School

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melissamachonis@bellsouth.net (Nature Landscape Photos) Law School Melissa Machonis Photography Miami, FL St. Thomas University https://www.naturelandscapephotos.com/blog/2012/10/st-thomas-university-law-school---september-2012 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:47:00 GMT