I was wandering with my camera and I spotted this heron through the trees. I was trying to creep in closely to get a shot, knowing that if I was noticed my subject would take flight. The branch blocked my shot as I focused on the bird and made a large blur….but my buddy was in focus. The pictured survived the cut. I must have been anticipating this challenge. : )
It was a stormy evening, but the fishing crew was still diligent in their work. The birds were still scavenging. To me this scene was ephemeral.
Here is a shot from a few years ago that I think fits the “abstract” category. Plus they are purple crocus. What could be better for a beautiful Spring day?
Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #11
Dinner guest of the furry variety. “Don’t skimp on the portions, Mom.”
I captured this close-up of a brown pelican on one of my beach walks. He truly did not seem to be afraid of me at all.
We went to the Mardi Gras Parade yesterday on Tybee. The island parades are always fun and an opportunity to act a little silly. Plus the marchers hand out swag. Who could ask for more? A pink octopus wearing a purple mask and sporting a lei….it just seemed to fit the “odd ball” challenge.
The huge cargo ships that travel the Savannah River impressed me when I first saw them and continue to impress me today. These ships are gigantic. Each of the rectangles on the deck of the ship is a trailer from a semi-truck, giving you some sense of the size of the ship. Seeing them up close and personal gives the best perspective. The second shot of the tug in front of the cargo ship may provide an even better sense of scale. You can see the tug pilot in the cabin.
The sparrows visited the “strawberry” bird feeder in my backyard. I’ll let you admire the lovely paint job on the feeder. Last year it was getting a bit grungy looking and I had some pink paint sitting in the garage. The birds like the color. 🙂
Last week a flock of white ibises visited my marshy world. They were very agreeable about posing for pictures, so I was able to get quite close and took many photos. I think this shot shows depth pretty well. The birds in front are in focus with the ones in the back blurred.