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James River Beach Still Life

photograph of rocks, a feather and a leaf on the shore of the James River near Richmond, VA

Natural objects on the shore the James River, near Richmond, VA.


Snowy Egret Walking Through Shallow Water

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photograph of a snowy egret walking through shallow water

This Snowy Egret heads back to shore after fishing in the shallow Gulf Coast waters.  There’s some speculation those bright yellow feet may actually help the Snowy Egret catch fish off guard.

These birds were once prized for their beautiful plumage and the fashion industry hunted them to the to the brink of extinction in the late 19th century.  They’ve made a wonderful comeback and are fairly common now.

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Resting Willets

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photograph of three Willets resting on a beach in Florida

Willets are pretty common along the beaches of the southeastern United States, at least during the winter months.  I sat on a Gulf Coast beach in Florida and watched a fairly large flock resting well above the water line.  The pictures I took of the larger group didn’t really do much for me.  They were simply too busy.  This smaller group of three made for a much cleaner composition.

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Juvenile Laughing Gull

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photograph of a juvenile laughing gull in North Carolina

This juvenile Laughing Gull was investigating a tidal pool on the beach at Corolla, NC while I was there last summer.  I had a little trouble identifying it until it finally occurred to me that it might not be an adult.

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Sanderling Breakfast

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photograph of a sanderling digging in the surf

This Sanderling looks for breakfast among the surf at Corolla, North Carolina.

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Beach Bum

photograph of a shaggy, sandy dog on the beach

 

What can I say about this photograph?  When I saw this dog playing on the beach I knew I had to get its picture.


Crab Digging In The Sand

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macro photograph of a small crab in the sand on the beach

These little crabs are so well camouflaged they are nearly impossible to see until they move.  This one was busy digging when I spotted it.  Each time it went back into in the hole I crept a little closer until I was able to get this photo.

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