Kayaking In Huntington

Kayaking in Huntington

Kayaking on a beautiful day!

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Photo Challenge – Focus

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

A visit to Huntington Beach State Park always provides fantastic opportunities to catch the shore birds in action.  This particular visit was no exception.

Anhinga on Oyster Shells

An anhinga posed for me while perched on oyster shells until he was startled by other visitors walking on the causeway.

He took off as I desperately tried to adjust my camera speed to capture the moment – to no avail. 

 

I watched him fly away into the sunset – before I could get the perfect “focus”.

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Photo Challenge – Order

This week we are asked to share our view on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between.

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“Order” isn’t as important for me as it once was.  Years ago clothes were folded nicely in the dresser, shoes were lined up in the closet, dishes washed immediately and the bed was always made.  Now my undies are carelessly tossed in the dresser, my flip flops are always by the back door and bowls and spoons from last night’s ice cream will sit in the sink overnight.  The bed is still made every day though – that was my dad’s one pet peeve.  If he saw your bed unmade, he would insist you make it – even if it was only 30 minutes until bedtime.

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Symmetry is a different story.  There’s something about the evenness and balance that appeals to me.  Symmetry is calm.  Symmetry is peace.  Symmetry is serenity.  Symmetry calls to me and I follow.  

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Photos taken at Atalaya in Huntington Beach State Park

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Photo Challenge – Reflecting

 This week we are asked to share a photo that captures something reflected back in a way that it makes us look at our surroundings differently.

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Egret Catches a Snack

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Snow Egret Poses

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Jumping Mullet

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Egret Love

Photos taken at Huntington Beach State Park –

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Alligator Season

On a recent visit to Huntington Beach State Park to take bird photos, I saw a dozen alligators floating by.

Slow Floating Alligator

I’ve never seen this many alligators out at one time but it’s mating season and the gators are here looking for a date.

Alligator Float

They don’t approach as long as you keep your distance but it was very difficult to focus on the birds while constantly looking over my shoulder to see if the alligators had moved.  Despite that, I managed to get several great shots of egrets, anhingas and cormorants and I will be posting those soon.

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Alligator Close Up

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Photo Challenge – Graceful

For this week’s challenge, we are asked to show something that says “graceful” to us.

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Sunning Anhinga

Photo taken at Huntington Beach State Park.

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