Category Archives: Birds

On A Cypress, Great Egret

When I have the opportunity to photograph these birds with a dark background I’ll always go for the shot.

The contrast is what I am trying to capture.

On A Cypress, Great Egret
On A Cypress, Great Egret

Of course it doesn’t always come out like I think it should.

On A Cypress, Great Egret
On A Cypress, Great Egret

However when it does I think it tends to be of a portrait than wildlife image.

 

Fishing For The Young Egrets

The signs are there that this is a breeding adult with young.

If you look at his/her head, behind the eyes, you will see the feathers are rough, some gone. Aggressive chicks grab the adults to demand food before their siblings get any.

Click the image for full size view.

Fishing For The Young Egrets
Fishing For The Young Egrets

Yellow-crowned Came Around

Shooting on a dull, drab, day in a low tidal marsh does not provide bright and colorful photographs.

It does show real life though.

Yellow-crowned Came Around
Yellow-crowned Came Around

This Night Heron was fishing along the edge here (jumping fish caught in the shots) but I didn’t spot it until it flew.

Yellow-crowned Came Around
Yellow-crowned Came Around

The bird was not going far, never did lift his legs.

Yellow-crowned Came Around
Yellow-crowned Came Around

ACE Basin salt marsh.