For me it’s best when you can get an interesting nature landscape with some of the locals in scene. Adds a bit more interest and perspective of the natural environment. The following are three random photographs from a marsh.
First image is a marsh with both cuts and high ground. The winter reeds have fallen a bit so more of the area is visible. Behind the main subjects, Pelicans, are several Great Blue Herons. Looking close I also see the head of a Great Egret in the left side reeds.
A quick snap next since I assumed the Great Blue would fly. A big Pelican is to be watched and the heron didn’t have much space to back off. He stayed of course. When shooting we all figure out what the critters will do, not sure how often we’re right.
Last is another wider shot. The background has several Great Blues. Up front is interesting since a group of Roseate Spoonbills are huddled up in the grasses. They weren’t ready to start the day.
This is an old rice field, turned marsh. It’s huge and there’s almost always something happening here.