This post is a week overdue, but better late than never.
A week ago I was ending my lovely beach vacation with my Grandmother. We decided to go to a beautiful park called Brookgreen Gardens. It was a photographer’s paradise.
There are so many animals, statues, trees, and flowers that it kept me occupied well into the afternoon.
Bellow are some of my most favorite shots, though certainly not all of them! And as always, please feel free to look, share, and comment (my personal favorite!), but don’t copy or steal my work!
This is a Carolina Fox Squirrel. What really got me was the huge size of this guy! You can’t tell too much from the shots that I got, but he was the size of a small dog. No exaggeration.
The swamp birds (above) weren’t all that beautiful in my opinion, but the intense eyes and the crisp clean appearance of their feathers against the green did create pretty captivating subjects.
My most favorite animal to watch was the otter. However, this pair of pups wouldn’t be still long enough to let my camera focus, so the pictures were limited. However I could sit and watch them for hours. They were just so happy, and frequently showed off with back dives and rolls in the water.
The butterfly house was probably one of my favorite shoot locations. There were butterflies everywhere, as is to be expected in a butterfly house I suppose. I was fascinated by the ones that were sucking the juices out of oranges and cantaloupe, so there are a few shots of that bellow. I also had to be sure to capture the moment when a yellow butterfly landed on my Grandma’s arm. (Yellow butterflies hold a special significance to her in particular.)
Can you say heart attack? This snake was NOT in an enclosure, but instead, was laying on the side walk sunning himself when I rounded the corner and almost stepped on it! Pretty sure you could’ve heard my scream throughout the whole plantation. However, after I realized it wasn’t poisonous, my heart rate returned to normal and I shot a few photos before he slithered away.
I decided to spare you from viewing the pictures of the statues, which most people don’t get, but I couldn’t resist including these. The last one is my favorite though – the red bird made the shot. :)
I hope that you enjoyed the small sampling of my work! Coming up next on the blog: My first engagement shoot results! So stay tuned everyone. ;)