On the few days before the Memorial Day Weekend 2012, Karen and I traveled to the gulf coast of Mississippi to visit some friends. Of course, I took along my camera to capture whatever images I could. However, challenging myself, I opted to only take my 24-105mm lens and not the 600mm “beast” as my friend JohnT likes to call it. That made capturing some of the shore birds a little more of a feat.
For instance, this heron was perched on the pier. I slowly walked toward it, taking a shot, taking a couple of steps, taking a shot, repeat, until I was probably within 20 feet before it decided to fly off!
Another heron, was perched on top of on of the pier roofs and sat there while I walked right up to it. Of course, it was still out or reach, but close enough for a pretty detailed shot. It remained there until some kids started throwing shrimp at it. <kids!>
There were also gulls, of course. They were a little harder to catch as they flew past at breakneck speeds, but I did manage to capture a couple of them.
And of course, there is the sun, as it begins to set over the bay. Still a little high in the sky here, but you can already begin to see the colors as the sun approaches the clouds.
All in all, it was a great trip. Spent some quality time with our friends, was able to challenge myself in my photographic techniques.
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