Category Archives: Marsh

Where River Meets Marsh

Taken on a ‘not so nice’ day. Actually I didn’t expect to see anything.

Where River Meets Marsh
Where River Meets Marsh

This was taken on the marsh side of a long dike. The other side is a river.  The Ashley River from here ends just above Charleston, a few miles down river.

Where River Meets Marsh
Where River Meets Marsh

Low light, and using a walk around lens that needs it, made for some darker images. However the Herons were not moving around so I could shoot at a slower speed.

Where River Meets Marsh
Where River Meets Marsh

Night Heron On A Trunk

For a juvenile Black-crowned you can’t beat this spot for fishing. Sit up on the trunk braces and wait for something to swim by.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

If the water’s not high there may be a place to stand below on the gate itself.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

He needs to keep an eye on that pesky ‘camera photo’ critter, but he seems harmless.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

I have never leaned over to watch when he drops down the trunk. It’s probably a little tricky with water flowing and maybe an Alligator nearby. I don’t need to make it any more difficult for him.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

Tricolored, Just Enough

There was just enough light, just enough wet, just enough green, and of course just enough luck.

Images best viewed large.

Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough

They are beautiful birds and the tangled fall grasses gave these shots a great background.

Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough

Even the ruby red eyes came through in the final photograph.

Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough

At the time I was thinking to skip the photographs all together because of the grass. I think it made the images much better…hind sight.