Three Is The Perfect Number

Have you noticed how photographs with three subjects catch your eye?  I’m not sure why but I have noticed a trend in my photography.

Three SwansThree DucksThree Wood Storks

 

But then, a photography is like a story with a beginning, a middle and an end.  It makes perfect sense when you think of it that way.

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A Skimmer Went A Skimmering

We took a drive the other evening with the top down on the car and ended up on the marshwalk in Murrells Inlet – the newer portion behind the Hot Fish Club.  There were a few egret waiting patiently for their dinner but this skimmer got my attention.  He only stayed long enough to catch a bite and then went on his way.

Skimmer

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Anhinga

I haven’t been able to get out much recently and have missed visiting my feathered friends.  So I was excited to grab my camera and stop by Huntington Beach State Park earlier this week.

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Of all the birds I’ve photographed, I enjoy the anhingas the most.  They have such personality.  They take glory in the sun with outstretched wings yet can be as silly as a small child the next moment.

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The anhinga in these photos flew over and literally belly-flopped in the water in front of me.  Unfortunately, I had my camera trained on a second bird and I missed that shot.  But I did get these photos as he dried himself off.

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Photo Challenge – Story

This week we are asked to do some visual storytelling with our photography.

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Foggy Beach

Several weeks ago, we had an unusual foggy day.  It covered the beach for most of the day and gave it a very eerie – but still beautiful – quality and provided yet another side of the character of the beach.

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The fog did not deter this little bird.  He scurried along the surf looking for his lunch and found several tasty items.

I wasn’t the only one out to enjoy the weather.

Fog on the Beach Couple

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Yellow Billed Kite

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My daughter and I participated in a photography day at SC Center for Birds of Prey this past weekend.  The center provides medical care to injured birds of prey and shorebirds as well as promoting education and research in environmental elements that affect the birds.  

Along with about 20 other photographers, we were able to see 15 different birds up close and personal.  The staff were wonderful answering all questions and helping us get that perfect shot…rather lots of shots!  I’ve just started going through them and I’ll post more but I couldn’t wait to get started!

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Photo Challenge – Serene

This week we are asked to show a scene of blissful quiet.

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Heron in Silhouette at Sunset

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Photo Challenge – Temporary

This week we are asked to share a photo that says “temporary” to us.

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The roseate spoonbills have been visiting the lowcountry the past few weeks on their way south for the winter.  You can’t miss them – pink feathers with a large, flat, spoon-shaped bill which they use to feed by sweeping their bill back and forth.

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The arrival of the spoonbills always creates excitement among all “birders” and the topic of all conversation revolves around the “spoonies”.  The weather’s getting colder so our “temporary” residents will be leaving soon but I think I can say for all that the welcome mat is always out.

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