When I was out shooting this
week, I found the most birds I have ever seen on St. Simons Island. I had a
blast! I finished my shoot and was headed back "home" when I found
this big fellow by the road.
He wasn't even five feet
from the road, and as people were riding past in their cars or on their bikes, he did
not hardly move at all.
It was not the typical place
where I would find a wood stork, but I did not want to miss out on the
opportunity. I photographed him from across the street. I had to be careful
with my framing or the road would be in the frame. He was comfortable with me
photographing him because he actually bedded down.
The next day I went out to
shoot, and he was in the same area. On the way back home from shooting, he was
pretty much in the exact spot.
A lady was photographing
him. I told her he was there yesterday. She was trying to see if it was the
same bird that had a hurt foot in a different location. She said she called DNR
and they were not helpful, but I don't know which bird she was talking about.
I did notice a red, bumpy
area on his left leg. I don't know if this injury was causing him strife, or if
he was sick. I hope he makes it!
I thanked him for my
photographs...my usual tradition!
Judy Royal Glenn Photography This photograph was not what I planned, but it is better than nothing. While I was on Daniel Island, South Carolina for the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament, i wanted to photograph a sunrise. I got up early and went to where I thought I would find the sun coming up over the horizon in a scenic location. I kept driving and driving, but did not find what I was looking for. Finally, I gave up on my vision and settle for what I could get.