A Topsail Sunrise

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SERENE

Topsail, NC. One of the only places you can catch me willingly getting on a boat. Especially before the sun comes up. Every summer I make myself go on one of the early morning fishing trips my family takes. They fish with hooks and poles but I fish with my camera. Sunrises like this are the only reason I go.  - Diane

 

Face to Face at Flamingo Gardens

Face to Face at Flamingo Gardens

theme – the lucky shot

There are a few reasons for choosing this as my lucky shot…
I was lucky that the feathered subject was interacting with me. I was then fortunate that the screen made a cool background but did not blur the object.  The parrots were entertaining to watch their actions. This parrot would hop to the ground and was trying to dig himself an escape route! They seem very interested in us, trying to coax us closer, but I stayed back with my zoom lens and enjoyed them from afar. – Kim

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

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THE LUCKY SHOT

My daughter and I went on a photo hike at the local park. We pulled into a parking space and saw this squirrel just laying flat on its tummy eating an acorn. We had never seen one laying on its tummy like this. He would finish the acorn, jump down to get another, and then jump back up and lay down to eat it. I think he started watching us as much as we were watching him. He reminded me of a little kid ready and waiting for their favorite tv show to start. – Diane