Category Archives: Ocean Shore

Year Round Pelican

Lately all the attention has been on the visiting big White Pelicans. It’s easy since they move into the marshes where the Spoonbill, Wood Stork, and others are.

Year Round Pelican
Year Round Pelican

Right down the road, very close, are the Brown Pelicans. Being salt water birds they avoid marshes.

Year Round Pelican
Year Round Pelican

Personally I prefer them, much more character.

Year Round Pelican
Year Round Pelican

It doesn’t hurt that they tolerate people much better.

Year Round Pelican
Year Round Pelican

If you see a shrimp boat, you have Brown Pelicans.

 

Late Day Plover

I am not all that good at identifying the smaller shore birds. My best guess is a Plover, of some type.

Late Day Plover
Late Day Plover

These were taken while out shooting sunset on the shore. I did not have my best long lens gear but I was able grab two images.

Late Day Plover
Late Day Plover

These are more about the small tidal pool than the bird.

Wind And Waves

The basic composition rules are all gone here. Most important piece missing, a foreground object for perspective.

It’s the ocean, end of day, and no control over anything.

Wind And Waves
Wind And Waves

However, there was wind, salt air, splashing waves heading to shore.

So here is the Atlantic ocean…

Click to enlarge, take a deep breath, lose some stress.