Across The Water, Great Blue

Across The Water, Great Blue

Part wildlife, part landscape. Late summer to early spring the style of photography takes a big change for me. These shots are a good example.

Across The Water, Great Blue
Across The Water, Great Blue

Spring -Ssummer the best place to shoot is in the swamp areas. Birds are nesting, everything is feeding other mouths, and you have activity ‘right in your face’. Having an Egret push right by you is common.

Across The Water, Great Blue
Across The Water, Great Blue

Now most large birds are in big marshes. They have more territory and food is all around. I enjoy creating images with both the subject and environment on display. There are less opportunities on any given day though.

Across The Water, Great Blue
Across The Water, Great Blue

Here I was shooting at the far end of my lens length and less light meant shooting at a slower speed.

Across The Water, Great Blue
Across The Water, Great Blue

On cloudy days I may use a monopod which can be an adventure all on it’s own but it keeps me steady at 500+ mm.

Not everybody likes a monopod. I think the key is having the right gear for how you shoot. I was lucky years ago to have a good camera store to shop with various vendors and styles to try. Knowing what works for me now is great since the nearest retail camera store is hundreds of miles away.

5 thoughts on “Across The Water, Great Blue”

    1. No but I am very familiar with the NE Tocks Island area, Wallpack NJ. Worked photos all over New England, but The NE corner of NJ is the most amazing area in the north, and my photo partner/wife is from Maine and we shot often there.

    2. I haven’t been to the Tocks Island Area yet, I will have to check it out! Maine is also a beautiful place. Hopefully you guys can make it back to Maine at some point for more photos.

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