Crack of Dawn

sandpipers
sandpipers

 

Getting up at the crack of dawn has it benefits. These sandpipers were searching for their breakfast early one morning.

 

gull watching
gull watching

A couple of years Cindy and I spent a few days around Destin Florida. I enjoyed walking the beach and photographing the different birds. We have planned another trip in a few weeks to the area and are looking forward to getting away for a few days.

heron
heron

This heron was so used to seeing people that it allowed me to wade around photographing it. This was my first time to photograph water birds. Iโ€™ve since learned that others aren’t as cooperate as this guy.

 

reflections
reflections

I just love the reflection of the sky in this shot.

 

breakfast
breakfast

 

 

 

strolling
strolling

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Crack of Dawn

  1. I agree, getting up early is the ticket. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love this series of shots, Phillip. The Heron and sky shots are my favs. Nice work, man.

    1. Thanks Marc. Yes he was dealing that crab a fit! I took several shots of him. Here he wanted to get a better hold and is dropping him for a half of a second. Then he’ll grab him before he hits the ground and … well let’s just stay that the poor crab doesn’t stand a chance of getting away. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Denise. So my sandpiper isn’t a sandpiper, but a Willet. We are looking so forward to going back in a couple of weeks, so I’ll have to remember that !

        1. Great, I get partial credit! ๐Ÿ™‚ As you might have noticed, I don’t might enjoy nature, but I don’t always know it’s creatures by name. However, thanks to this exchange I bet that I’ll remember the Willet. Denise, I really do appreciate you bringing it to my attention.

    1. Thank you Jan. It really does until you try to mentally solve for the bird flying upside down and then the waves. It took me a second be fore I could accept it too.

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