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Reflection at the Beach | by MattPenning
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Reflection at the Beach

A simple scene at the Atlantic Ocean beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


A Seagull, searching for bits of food in a tidal pool.


The reflection in the water is what drew my eye. I had to wait patiently until the bird advanced to this point. Slowly it advanced, sometimes moving too far to one side or the other of the pool, so the reflection was cut off. I waited and got this one.


Some might find these birds a nuisance. There's times that a flock of them would be creating a chaotic dance in the air and on the sand, causing havoc among those of us trying to enjoy a peaceful ocean breeze and afternoon's sun. I was enjoying the antics. They're all part of the cycle of nature.


Sometimes I have to slow down to appreciate the wonder of nature that is right in front of me.


It's worth the time.

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Taken on March 23, 2012