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Thumb of 2016-11-05/mellielong/d7aa09@mellielong submitted this image in the Miscellaneous/Other category of the The 2016 National Gardening Association Photo Contest.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 7, 2016 12:03 AM CST
Seems the ocean wave is about to overtake the birds.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Dec 7, 2016 12:55 AM CST
They were fine. Just standing at the edge. We don't tend to get very big waves on the Gulf side of Florida.
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2017
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jmorth
Dec 7, 2016 2:09 AM CST
Certainly, a great picture; if it was mine I'd mount and display it.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Bromeliad Tropicals
Foliage Fan Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Photography
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sunkissed
Dec 7, 2016 6:25 AM CST
Nice pic of the Terns, Mellie! Looks like you laid on the sand to capture that one.
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Dec 7, 2016 5:58 PM CST
Jack, I'm redecorating my room so you may have something there!

Sherri, you make a good point, but I was actually standing! They wouldn't let me get too close so I just used the zoom on my camera. I may have been holding it lower than usual, though.

Oh, and for everyone who doesn't hang out on the BBB forum, this is a photo I took back in July. There's a local restaurant down on Bradenton Beach that has an annual fireworks display for the 4th of July. But they had Black Skimmers and Royal Terns nesting on the beach, so they canceled the fireworks. It was only the second time they'd had to cancel them in decades, but oddly, it was the second year in a row. They have a sister restaurant about a mile away where they did hold the fireworks. Since I believe in rewarding good behavior and voting with my dollars, Mom and I drove down a few days after seeing the story on the local news, and had a fabulous lunch. I had the grouper sandwich, a Florida classic. And I took lots of photos of the birds, but this was my favorite (Mom's too)!
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Wow, This is just amazing. We needed about 45 winners at least. All photos are so impressive

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