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

108 Properties Found. Page 1 of 12.
Photo of Listing #399575

5 Saw Timber Drive, Hilton Head Island

$270,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,201 Sf

MLS # 399575

Photo of Listing #401835

60 Cumberland Drive, Bluffton

$575,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,176 Sf

MLS # 401835

Photo of Listing #401582

17 E Summerton Drive, Bluffton

$565,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,298 Sf

MLS # 401582

Photo of Listing #401259

60 Royal Pointe Drive, Hilton Head Island


MLS # 401259

Photo of Listing #401431

10 Belfair Point Dr, Bluffton

$499,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,038 Sf

MLS # 401431

Photo of Listing #401515

266 Bamberg Drive, Bluffton

$18,700 - 1 Acres

MLS # 401515

Photo of Listing #401469

1 Timber Lane, Hilton Head Island

$615,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,796 Sf

MLS # 401469

Photo of Listing #401150

54 Stable Gate Road, Hilton Head Island

$449,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,794 Sf

MLS # 401150

Photo of Listing #401297

126 Belfair Oaks Boulevard, Bluffton

$589,500 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,682 Sf

MLS # 401297

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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