Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Washington Oaks and Big Talbot Island Parks

I've been a busy photographer this week! First I went to Washington Oaks Park. Here are some shots from there. My photos can be purchased at

This motorized parachute was cruising above the beach.

The beach has a strange set of eroded coquina rocks there that make for a very artistic view of the ocean.

The algae covered rocks there were fascinating

and this little sandpiper was happily looking for morsels along the beach.

Next I went to Big Talbot Island and fed the mosquito population there. Wow, 95 degrees never felt so hot!

Here is a pretty little zebra longwing butterfly I found.

There is a funny story behind this ghost crab shot. I was trying to get down an embankment to the beach. The sand gave way under my feet and I slid on my tush the last 6 feet, winding up directly in front of this startled guy. I grabbed the camera and got a few good closeups of him before he recovered his senses enough to scurry away.

Speaking of crabs here is an Atlantic horseshoe crab I found at the edge of the water.

This poor osprey never did find a fish for lunch while I was there.

We will say goodbye to the beach there with this closeup of one of the dead oaks laying along the beach. There are hundreds of them there due to erosion, giving this section of beach its nickname "the Boneyard".

Till next time have a good week!


Lucky Lady said...

Beautiful pictures

Michelle said...

The color of that algae is really something else. I especially love the photo of the rocks and the ocean.