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Hungtinton State Park (SC) - Part I

Discussion in 'Birds' started by daodang, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. I was at Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) for vacation and gladly discovered the Hungtinton State Park's marsh. There are many species like egrets (great and snowy), woodstocks, herons (tricolor, green, great blue), ospreys, ble jays, red-bellied woodpickers and ... alligators :biggrin:. The best time was early in the morning before it gets to hot and the birds gone resting in the tree shade.

    On the way down to Myrtle, I met with Dave Watts and his wonderful spouse Jennifer. It was a memorable diner together. Thanks Dave and Jennifer.

    Here're some Woodstock pictures to begin with.

    NIKON D2X    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/1250s    ISO 500

    NIKON D2X    ---    420mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 250

    NIKON D2X    ---    500mm    f/7.1    1/1500s    ISO 500

    Thanks for viewing. Comments and critics are always welcome.
  2. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Thanks for the woodstorks, Dao! Looking forward to the rest of the birdies.

    Were you down just recently to South Carolina? Good thing you didn't melt!
  3. WOW! Talk about beautiful! Glad you had a great time! Keep em comin!
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Wow Dao, I had no idea that this area was so rich in birds. Sounds like you hit a mother lode. Well done. :smile:
  5. You made a rather Ugly bird look very good, Now that is talent!!

    Well done
  6. Many thanks for the kind words, Pia. I was there last week and the temperature wasn't too hot. Of course at midday, it was above 90 but in the early morning (time of shoot) and at night, the temperature was a comfortable 76-80

    Thanks a lot, Dianna. Appreciates your kind word.

    On the first day, I went there in the afternoon and there're only few great egrets and some alligators. But, the next day, I was there in the early morning and it was a different story. There were a lot more birds and activities.

    A hearty thanks for the comments, dear friend.

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Gary.
  7. Dao
    Great to see these posts! You really did make the most of that marsh!
    Jennifer and I were so happy to have dinner with you and your wife and daughter. What a great time!
    Off to look at part II
  8. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    Great to see images from huntington beach! i shot these guys for almost a year while I was there. Yes I agree the sunrise is much better there! There is also an eagles nest as well:biggrin:

    thanks for sharing and nice shots!
  9. Thanks a lot for the appreciation, Dave.
  10. If I knew you was there and about the eagles nest! My wife did spot something like an eagle high in the sky at Brookgreen Garden but I didn't suspect that they are nesting in the park. Next year, I will look or them. Thanks for the input.
  11. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    You were so close , but so far:>)))

    Nice location you were in. Very nice place.

    Very nice birdies also.
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