Day Break

Morning Buffet
Morning Buffet

 

Most people enjoy the beach during the day. I have always burned easily,  so I tend to avoid the beach during “hot” part of the day. Instead I prefer my visits to be during the early mornings or late evenings.

(Dawn)

Since I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t consider getting out of bed early on weekends or vacations a mortal sin, I usually take this walk alone. It’s amazing how the beach will just come at live at sunrise.

 

the silhouette
the silhouette

 

When I have a question about birds I now think about Denise Ippolito. For those who know Denise you know why. For those who don’t you need to visit her blog,  A Creative Adventure. So the following is a question for Denise.  What are the little fellows eating?  They are so funny. When you first see them it appears that they are afraid to get their feet wet. Then I realized that whatever it is that they are after is being brought up on the edge of each wave.

 

morning scratch
morning scratch

 

After seeing the movie Finding Nemo a number of years ago, I just can’t help thinking of the gulls in the movie saying “mine, mine, mine”, every time I see a sea gull. Whoever thought of that line really nailed it. I hope they got paid well.

 

sunrise flight
sunrise flight

 

The sunrise is so beautiful along the beach, and the birds flying along the shore. It was like the were screaming take mine picture.

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Day Break

  1. Gorgeous light at that time of morning makes for a great set of images Phillip. My favourite time to go out and shoot is definitely dawn, its so rewarding when you have nice light such as you have here.

    1. Thanks Marc. I think most photographers would agree that mornings and evenings provide the best light. I just love that low angled golden light.

  2. Phillip, “The Silhouette” is outstanding and I can only say I wish it were mine! Very well done.
    Thank you very much for the kind words and the plug. Most Sandpipers eat small crustaceans, insects, worms and even mollusks and more… at least that is what I believe to be true.

    1. Thanks Denise, I like that one too. We figured that it was some type small aquatic crustaceans or insect, but we never saw what they were after. One time before we found some little creature that would bury itself in the sand each time a wave came ashore. However we never could find any information on them either. Whatever it was there was a lot of them and these guys were having a time hunting them down.

    1. I appreciate it Kris. Yes, one problem down and one to go. I’ve got an interview tomorrow so this may be this this will be the week!

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