Monday, January 9, 2012

New Smyrna Beach in December

Over the Christmas holiday, we visited family in Florida, and what kind of Florida vacation would it be without a trip to the beach? New Smyrna Beach was the beach of choice during this trip. It was a cloudy day, and not very warm, but the sun did manage to make an appearance a couple of times. I had great fun watching all of the beach birds scurrying across the beach, swooping by, or just standing there surveilling the scene. Here are some images of my bird friends.


Processed using Kim Klassen's Embrace and Confidence Textures



Ankle-high in SandAnother view of my Seagull Friends

Ruddy Turnstones and Laughing Gulls



Scurrying Sandpipers


"We better keep an eye on those guys!"


What a delightful day it was! Nothing like the sea breezes and sound of the ocean to melt away the lingering stress from the holiday hustle and bustle.



Shared over at The Kim Klassen Cafe, The Creative Exchange, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays

29 comments:

Nadege, said...

Wonderful captures... the first one is beautifully processed with Kim's textures.

WildeLifePhotography said...

Fabulous set of images.

nancyjean said...

looks like a wonderful holiday! i love love love your last photo of the boys in the backround! such a great capture

Teresa said...

What wonderful shots Linda . . .beautiful work . . .and I too think the last shot is outstanding. Happy Tuesday xx

Evelyn S. said...

Amazing captures of the birds....and you know all the species! I like the photo at the bottom with the birds and the boys, too!

Deborah said...

fantastic! and I love New Smyrna Beach!

Kathy said...

That last shot is just so dreamy! Love the DOF...perfection.

Kathy

Heather said...

Beautiful photos!

Angie said...

LOL!!

I LOVE the last photo so much! "We'd better keep an eye on those guys." Laughing out loud! That is such a great capture and I hope you frame it!

Lovely use of texture as well! :)

Pat said...

The birds are really something - I especially like the first image. When you have an itch, get to it and scratch - pronto!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The last photo is wonderful -- just captures the moment perfectly, Linda. :)

nics cahill said...

Great captures, I really like them.

lisa d. photography said...

soothing images, just delightful

Linda Makiej said...

simply marvelous!!! :)

lisa said...

These are just beautiful Linda!
It looks like a wonderful place to be.
I absolutely LOVE the reflections in the last one here.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Michelle Renee said...

Beautiful photos...all of them.

Jaymi said...

i love the first shot, the texture works nicely with it!

Van's Blog said...

Great shots and textures. The last shot is my favorite

elizabeth said...

Your texture work is AMAZING! Thanks for your comment at my place!

Amarie said...

I love the reflections! Great texture work!

yvette said...

Such beautiful 'beach' photos, looks like a wonderful place to visit, reflect, watch and capture beauty through the lens!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Awesome series of shots.

AJ said...

These are all awesome...!

Anna said...

Hi Linda,
Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Very nice collection of images - my fav is the last! Love its design, DOF, and your caption makes me smile:)

Ms. Becky said...

I think I'm in love with sandpipers. their legs, color, everything. thanks for sharing these spectacular photos, you just made my day. I'm not sure which one I like best, the tones in "scurrying" are lovely. reflections in the last - just superb. this was a good day at the shore for many reasons! thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello, I truly appreciate it. happy day to you Linda.

Tricia said...

I'll bet that was a great trip. I miss the beach...and wearing shorts too. Your photos look wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots of your bird friends! Thank you for sharing

Cheryl Flatt said...

These are beautiful! On my beach walk this evening there were lots of little birds scurrying around...so difficult to capture them. I'm very impressed with your photos.

Laurie said...

Wow. One of my favorite subjects, birds at the beach.