Seagulls at Oak Hollow Lake Marina in High Point, NC.
On Sunday, my Mom and I, along with my middle daughter and niece, rode up to Dobson, NC, to have a late lunch and practice some photography. Cody Creek has a very nice event facility for weddings and such. It was a nice quiet afternoon taking some pictures on the property, even if the weather was not the most cooperative.
If you were to drive by the Volvo Corporate Headquarters in Greensboro, NC, you would find the Volvo VNX series truck on display out front. Here are a few pictures I took today while at work.
It has been a while since I have posted for the sake of photography. I decided to greet the sun this morning at the Piedmont Environmental Center on Penny Road in High Point, NC. They have a nice wrap-around porch that neighbors the bird feeding area. They have a couple of hummingbird feeders there as well.
My goal was to catch the hummingbird in mid-flight. While I was waiting, I had some other visitors to come by to eat, so I tried to capture them as well. I have attempted to name the birds, but I am by no means an expert ornithologist. If you find a bird named incorrectly, please let me know…I used this as a learning experience to better identify the birds (as well as get some more photography practice, but, you know!).
The hummingbird seems to be quite elusive. I heard the sound of its wings several times, and even saw him light on the feeder a couple of times. Unfortunately, he would always land on the opposite side of the feeder from me, and moving my camera immediately scared him off. As I was getting impatient and preparing to leave, I decided to wait on the opposite side for him to return, and sure enough, I got him right before I left! I wish there had been a bit more light to get some more of his colors, but overall I am happy with the results.
I hope you enjoy the birds pictures, and hopefully, I will be able to bring pictures more consistently now.