St. Pete Art Show Highlights Florida Birds

This is a picture site visitors can anticipate to see as element of the Dining Out sequence. This bass makes a pleasant light-weight lunch for this heron.
Rod Hurley

Rod Hurley did not start out pursuing a images vocation until 2010 when he retired and moved to Westminster Shores in Pinellas Place. Now, from Dec. 8-10, he’s presenting his images at the Westminster Shores Art Exhibit.

The art clearly show exhibits Hurley’s trademarked images, termed “Living in the Wilds of South St. Petersburg,” with four picture collection: Dining out, Ballet, Stem, and Out and About.

“The display will be intended to point out to people that there’s a ton appropriate below in their midst,” Hurley said. “Then the other component is by putting it in a exhibit like this, individuals that can’t get out for many reasons, bodily limits or nearly anything like that, then they still get to see it.”

Most of his operate for this show will be Florida birds in their wild and natural habitats as well as scenic sights of sites like Lake Maggiore and Banyan Bay.

Hurley explained his desire in capturing images of Florida birds was owing to developing up generally being exterior down in Fort Myers. His Dining Out collection was his to start with assortment. Lucky more than enough, that collection built the minimize for the artwork demonstrate.

Eating Out displays shore birds, wading birds, and birds of prey as they take in.

“I would go to find the birds pursuing their food, capturing it and feeding on it,” Hurley discussed.

Considering the fact that these shots ended up taken inside the purely natural habitats of these birds, it’s supposed to encourage preservation and bring mild to the natural beauty of character.

A cormorant eating a steelhead catfish.
As element of Eating Out, Hurley captured photos of numerous kinds of birds as they capture and consume fish for a tasty meal. This cormorant caught a huge steelhead catfish. 
Rod Hurley

Ballet presents birds in their natural poses, wherever they may possibly appear like they are “dancing, preening, and calming,” Hurley says. This sequence shows the grace and beauty of birds’ movements as they merely go about their days. Most of the birds in this collection have their wings unfold broad as they make some kind of movement.

a roseate spoonbill landing into a body of water.
This roseate spoonbill experienced just jumped into the drinking water. Hurley named this piece “I Come to feel Very,” which is portion of the Ballet series.
Rod Hurley

The Stem is a selection of photographs that largely focuses on wine and themes involving wine. Hurley reported this series embraces the theme of wine “dominated by stemware, venues, and encounters whilst exposed to gentle.”

While on a journey to the Canary Islands, Hurley’s wife, Paula Hurley, noticed “sunlight refraction by means of a glass of pinot noir and then radiating and expanding in the stem,” he stated.

Finally, Out and About immerses viewers into the surrounding environments of St. Petersburg. Guests can count on to see many landscapes of lakes and bays correct in their have yard. This sequence also presents scenes of sunrises and sunsets. Some of Hurley’s favorites are from occasions on his kayak using shots of docks and piers.

A sunset on the bay
For a lot more than a yr, Hurley would go out on his kayak to fish, which is a perfect prospect to snap a couple photos of sunrises and sunsets on the bay.
Rod Hurley

This two-working day party is not one to pass up. Head to Westminster Shores to check out out Hurley’s best moments of Florida’s beautiful creatures just existing in the wild. Not only will there be exhibits, but also canvases and prints of items for you to choose dwelling. Some of the proceeds will be likely to the Westminster Shores Basis.

Westminster Shores Artwork Clearly show Westminster Shores, 125 56th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Dec. 8-10. 727-291-8643.

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