All posts by Ted Jennings - TPJ Photography

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

A series of a local that did not fly off after a good hunt.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

These Barred Owls do love them some Crawdaddies.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

There is still a young Owlet  to be fed but I guess he had to wait this time. The adult kept this catch, so no sharing this time.

Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl
Successful Hunt For Crayfish, Owl

Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water

This is more of an observation than anything else.

Osprey,  like most fishing birds, have very specific depth requirements.  They are also smart enough to know when the water is right for diving.

Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water
Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water

When we first spotted this bird earlier I commented on seeing an Osprey move away as we approached. But the guide told us there were none in these waters.

Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water
Osprey, Taking Advantage Of Deeper Water

Another half mile or so and here he was perched.

The swamp water was much higher than usual and this Osprey came in from the shore for some easy catches. As the depth recedes he will return to the old area.

 

 

Watch Your Step

Just an interesting image.

In color this was much too muddy and dark brown. Contrast and light in B&W gave it a new look.

Watch Your Step
Watch Your Step

Another reason this shot has the deep contrasts is drama.  The Alligator is an apex predator, king of the hill so to speak.  You want him to look the part.

Sometimes they just need a little help.