These were taken the first week in September and promptly went to the ‘black hole of photographs’. No reason I can think of since I, like most people, enjoy the big pink birds.
I think the tide was pulling the water back out to the river. This is not a place I would usually associate with Spoonbill, I always think big marshes.
For photographers who don’t want to venture out to places in the ACE Basin they can wander close to home and maybe get a few shots.
Outside Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.
There is no perfect place to hide at night. Yet this is probably as good as it gets.
Locals have expensive taste.
Looking out, and down. The important item is looking ‘down’ from a hill.
This may be one of the highest spots around. For normal environments this means nothing.
We are the Lowcountry…. sea level.
Maps show this spot at an altitude of 75 feet. A mountain !
We do shoot higher locations though Click here to view
An unusual spot to find a female Anhinga.
They prefer more open water since they dive and swim underwater. It looked a little thick, and shallow.
I’m not even sure how I spotted her with all this vegetation.
Behind the Magnolia Plantation there are multiple trails and paths. Most lead through old gardens. A few go off to swamps and the marsh / rice fields.
Through an opening I spotted a statue I don’t remember seeing before. It’s all over grown and almost covered in Spanish Moss.
Best viewed large.
I don’t use a macro lens, especially with monsters.
A long lens keeps me far away, I can’t even focus if too close.
This is about the end of the swamp spider season. I see a few, but not many.
Better yet, less webs to walk into on trails, because that’s just freaky!
The tide might have been low here. This was right outside town at the old Magnolia Cemetery. Charleston is between two rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Basically lots of salt marshes.
Great Blue Heron.