Category Archives: Black and White

Now What Does He Do With It, Heron

This bird caught a fish that was huge. When you look at these photographs it’s hard to believe he could swallow it.

Now What Does He Do With It, Heron - click to enlarge
Now What Does He Do With It, Heron – click to enlarge

They catch and eat ones larger than this. It’s not easy, but the manage.

Now What Does He Do With It, Heron - click to enlarge
Now What Does He Do With It, Heron – click to enlarge

A few other Heron noticed his catch and came around looking to maybe steal it so after a few minutes he took off into the deep reeds.

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Now What Does He Do With It, Heron – click to enlarge

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Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator

As we pulled into the dirt road I glanced towards the old rice fields and said “Oh, that’s just a log”. I ignored it and got out of the car. Funny…the tree had no branches.

Yeah, That's Just A Log, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

Second glance showed it had eyes and a tail. However, still the size of a tree.

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Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

Step on the dike, and look down…

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Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator – Click To Enlarge
Yeah, That's Just A Log, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

Obviously not a tree.

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Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

This was one of the biggest, laying and watching the silly humans scurry around.

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Yeah, That’s Just A Log, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

I walked far enough away to see if the grasses would give some perspective to his size. A little help but it would have been better if he was next to a car, or van. He was that big.

Plantation, Black And White

Looking down the long field, main entrance, to the manor house. Once this building was attached to another similar building. Like many of the plantations it was burned during the US civil war.

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Plantation, Black And White – Click To Enlarge

Prior to the civil war this stretch of land, along the marsh and river had multiple huge rice plantations and may have been the wealthiest part of the US.

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Plantation, Black And White – Click To Enlarge

Old stables and barns here still have large work horses.

Ibis, High Key

We went out the other day, 5 seasoned photographers, and were lucky enough to find multiple flocks, different species, pretty much a nature photographers pot of gold.

So, the first image I finished was this.

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Ibis, High Key – Click To Enlarge

Black and white, high key, landscape shot of Ibis. I really liked it due to the detailed silhouettes.

And of course, I see where one of the others saw the flocks, took the shots, and also first thing… a nice high key image.

Great minds think alike !!