Thursday, September 6, 2012

I am such a Bird Lover. Really. Big. Bird. Lover.

One of my most favorite places to see and photograph birds is at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island.  I've posted about it before. We were there on Monday and I managed to get a few shots that I really like. Our purpose was to look for gators (Sophie's Kindergarten class mascot!) but it was much too hot and I think they were all at the bottom of the lake. We saw not a one and we usually see several. Anyway, it must be my antisocial side but nature and wildlife are my favorite subjects to photograph. I get so excited.  But these birds.....oh, these birds....they literally take my breath away.  Who gets to be THIS gorgeous???  

My camera is a simple point and shoot. Clearly. But I've already warned my family that, once I save up enough for a Canon EOS, they will have to set me free for several hours just so I can go to the Forest Preserve and take pictures of birds.  Doesn't that sound just heavenly?

Here are a few other shots from today that I like.....the non-bird ones....I'm not an artist or a painter but these images seem to me to be the type that would inspire someone to paint a lovely scene....

Hilton Head is just beautiful.  Of course. On Labor Day weekend, it's full of people. For me, the Forest Preserve is the quietest and most serene place on the island.  Yet, when we go, we're usually the only people there.  Am I the only one who finds that odd?  Am I really so different?  Are we? These are the kinds of questions I ask myself.


  1. You know I am a bird lover too and I love these photos of the birds! Wow, you really got some great shots here and I also love the ones that you suggest that someone could paint. Often, I will see something and sometimes photograph it that I will say that it needs to be painted, and people look at me strangely. I am so glad to see that you think the same way!
    And those quiet places that you enjoy? You know I do too! I would love to go to Sea Pines Forest Preserve, looks and sounds wonderful.

    1. This place is truly a bird-lover's paradise so I know you'd love it!!! Maybe one of us should START painting (ha!).... Hope you're having a good week!


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