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Photo Challenge: Blur

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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.  : )

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Photo Challenge – Shadow

It was early afternoon on Monday.  Sunshine was bright and the sky was clear….a perfect day for casting shadows.

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This gull was flying very low to the ground.  Pretty cool how the wings almost touch the sand.

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For a little bird…this guy cast a pretty large shadow.

DSC_0264 (2)Around the oyster beds and shells, these two were looking for lunch.  I didn’t really notice at the time I was taking the picture, but the shadows do give depth to the photo.

DSC_0279 (2)When I looked at this flier, I noticed the stripe across his chest.  At first I thought it was just odd coloring, but then I realized that his wing was shading his body.

Hope you like my shadows.

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Beach Birds

Today is a beautiful day on Tybee. The breeze is cool, the sky is a vivid blue and the sun is shining for the first time in days. Best of all the herons, seagulls and miscellaneous other birds are about. I wandered with camera. Here are a couple of my favorites from this morning.

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Doesn’t this heron seems to be saying, “You dare to approach the Queen!!!” ?

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Not the most elegant bird on the ground, but actually pretty impressive in flight.  Say hi to the turkey vulture.

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Although I took this one the other morning.  This gull was so gracious about posing, he made the cut.