My very first photo outing for 2013 took place during the first few days of the new year, which I spent on the Central Coast of California.
I took pictures in three locations, the second of which was Grover Beach,
which is only a short drive from where I was staying in Santa Maria.
I made an outing to Grover Beach about a year ago, the results of which can be seen in the Grover Beach 2011
photo album. Last year I got some great shots of a Snowy Egret,
which I processed into some nice-looking black and white pictures. This year, I got even more beautiful photos of a Snowy Egret — maybe it was the same bird?
During the 90 minutes I was at Grover Beach I took 113 pictures, 24 of which were selected for this album. I also took photos of monarch butterfies, sandpipers