All posts by Ted Jennings - TPJ Photography

Young Great Blue Heron

I spotted this Heron near the Ashley River, in an old rice field.

Young Great Blue Heron
Young Great Blue Heron

The coloring and feathers led me to believe this is a first year bird.

Young Great Blue Heron
Young Great Blue Heron

There are no long chest feathers, even outside mating season there are still a few.  Also the head feathers look very short and smooth.

A guess, this is a bird from down river where there is a Heron rookery.

Young Great Blue Heron
Young Great Blue Heron

Cabins / Tents

In keeping with the biblical design and purpose these are referred to as tents. The revival design was 99 tents surrounding a tabernacle, as laid out in the bible.

Cabins / Tents
Cabins / Tents

The meetings were started in this location in 1848 and are held yearly. In 1848 cabins were built.

Cabins / Tents
Cabins / Tents

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We revisit these sites a few times a year, can’t keep away from the great black and white images we can get here.

 

Look Down Once In A While, Alligator

Most of the time when out we are looking up, or at least out in the distance.

If you don’t look down once at times you will miss the shot.

Look Down Once In A While, Alligator
Look Down Once In A While, Alligator

In the image below you can see just how close he was to the waters edge.

Look Down Once In A While, Alligator
Look Down Once In A While, Alligator

It’s always surprising how many times we still walk by things and completely miss them.

This would be one of them. It’s not like he was going to call out to me.