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Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

I count at least four Dolphin this Pelican was trying to steal from.

A good guess is the Dolphin averaged about 450 pounds, and were 12 feet long. The Brown Pelican, maybe 7 pounds and 4.5 feet tall.

I will say the Pelican was careful and stayed away hoping a fish would squirt his way. They do, just not today.

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

Still it’s funny to watch him trot up close to the Dolphin.

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

This Pelican followed them a few feet out into the water too.

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

Bottlenose Dolphin and Brown Pelican.

Another Rocket Flight, Ibis

As I played catch up with the last few weeks of photographs I found another White Ibis flight shot.

Another Rocket Flight, Ibis
Another Rocket Flight, Ibis

Its always fun to have caught one of these birds passing by. They rarely make it easy for you.

BTW, we were out shooting with a biologist from Tasmania a few days ago. We walked by a few Ibis wing feathers and she mentioned one of the reasons the wing tips are black is the different materials the tips are grown with. They are stronger than the rest of the feather to prevent wear and tear.

The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style

A few weeks ago we stopped by The Huguenot Church in Charleston. The door was open for visitors, of course it sucked us in like a magnet.

This is the third building here and was completed in 1845. The first church was opened around 1687 but burned in the late 1790’s, a second replaced it in 1800. In 1845 the current building opened in the same foot print.

The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style
The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style
The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style
The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style

The 1800’s were an ‘interesting’ time is Charleston. Repairs and rebuilds have been needed. During the US civil war the church was damaged during the bombardment by the Federal blockade. In 1886 Charleston had a major earthquake, a 7.3 magnitude making it still one of the strongest in US history. The area is on an active fault. In 2022 an area 20 miles outside town had a small quake every day for a month. (That was not in the brochure when we were moving down here)

The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style
The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style
The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style
The Huguenot Church, Gothic Revival Style

Services are now in English though there are still a few in French during the year.

Huguenot Church, Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street

The home of the Dock Street Theater is the old Planters Hotel in Charleston. The main part of the building is a large 1800’s theater. The lounge area is from the old Hotel.

Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street
Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street

The lounge, like the theater is a step back in time. It’s also a great place to photograph. You don’t know where to point first.

Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street
Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street
Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street
Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street
Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street
Old Planters Lounge At The Dock Street