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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Boneyard Beach

This weekend I had the amazing opportunity to view and photograph the sunrise on Boneyard Beach located on Bulls Island.  The north end of the island is eroding and the live oaks and red cedars of the forest are now part of the surf serving as guardians of the beach.

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The sky was full of color and absolutely wonderful to see…

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although just as dramatic in black and white.

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Butterfly Captures!

I took some awesome photos of butterflies yesterday!

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Although I wish the flowers hadn’t faded.

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Photo Challenge – Structure

This week, we are asked to share a photo of the structure of something typically overlooked.

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A Bee’s Wings

So delicate and light, yet strong and intricate allowing the freedom of flight.

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