Favorite Nature Photographs

Posted by Dan and Debbie Lowman on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 3:08pm.

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Photographing all kinds of animals, scenes, food and people has been a hobby of mine since I was in my teens. My father, an excellent amateur photographer, taught me to expect, at best, only one good photo from a roll of 36 negatives. He was right. Then came new technology and easy ways to crop and edit photographs. “Delete” became my new best friend! “Delete” saved me a lot of money too. Film was expensive. Taking great pictures with film was challenging. Waiting for the local drug store or K-Mart to develop film tested my patience. Here’s to digital photography and instant gratification! I photographed these two fascinating green wonders of nature with a digital camera and iPhone respectively.

Moss Creek and Belfair Properties for Sale

115 Properties Found. Page 1 of 13.
Photo of Listing #393853

134 Belfair Oaks Blvd, Bluffton

$549,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,160 Sf

MLS # 393853

Photo of Listing #393827

33 Spartina Point Dr, Hilton Head Island

$575,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,325 Sf

MLS # 393827

Photo of Listing #393700

61 Cumberland Dr, Bluffton

$540,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,446 Sf

MLS # 393700

Photo of Listing #393635

105 Summerton Dr, Bluffton

$949,900 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,700 Sf

MLS # 393635

Photo of Listing #393319

254 Moss Creek Dr, Hilton Head Island

$439,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,894 Sf

MLS # 393319

Photo of Listing #393386

64 Stable Gate Rd, Hilton Head Island

$229,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,371 Sf

MLS # 393386

Photo of Listing #393399

49 Cumberland Dr, Bluffton

$725,500 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,612 Sf

MLS # 393399

Photo of Listing #392807

54 Cumberland Dr, Bluffton

$799,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,837 Sf

MLS # 392807

Photo of Listing #393283

161 Summerton Dr, Bluffton

$799,000 - 5 Beds, 7 Baths, 5,500 Sf

MLS # 393283

This Green Anole Lizard was in Belfair sunning on the deck rail of our old house. Anoles are all over the region and plentiful in the landscape at our new Moss Creek home. They eat insects so they’re good to have around. Displaying a bright red dew-lap, this anole was either courting or declaring his territory to other males. Anoles change colors from emerald green to brown depending on the color of the background where they are situated. They are often called chameleons and marketed under the same inaccurate moniker for sale as pets. They are not chameleons.

For several years in the 60’s, I had a pet “chameleon”. Handling a squirming little reptile is an acquired skill, but easy for most country kids. Anoles don’t have teeth. As an adult, the only anole I’ve ever touched is one I rescued and released outdoors from the living room of a home we had listed for sale. Once, driving home from work, I discovered an anole crawling across the windshield of my car. I turned the car around and drove back to my parking space where I shooed the little guy away to be with his mates. I love animals.

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This praying mantis was exploring a freshly picked red tomato at our family farm in Meadville, Pennsylvania last summer. Odd to find the mantis on the tomato because, like green anoles, mantises eat insects. But who can resist a fresh red ripe tomato! Mantises are garden friends because they eat crickets, moths and other bugs. Sometimes they eat each other! Females have been discovered eating males after, or even during mating, but males aren’t discouraged! Mantises have five eyes – three little eyes between two bigger ones. They can turn their E.T. like heads nearly 300 degrees. Praying mantises are very hard to find because of Mother Nature’s gift of green for their long stem-like bodies, perfect garden camouflage. Mantises can be found all over the Low Country.

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