Category Archives: Marsh

Great Blue Heron Taking Over

When I shot this my position was not all the great. I had been trying to get a better angle, and then without any signs, this… a take off.

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Great Blue Heron Taking Over – Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Over - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Over – Click To Enlarge

My assumption was I had gone a little too close and spooked him.

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Great Blue Heron Taking Over – Click To Enlarge

But that was not the case. The bird really wanted to chase away the Wood Ducks and get the dry platform all to himself.

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Great Blue Heron Taking Over – Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Over - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Over – Click To Enlarge

The ducks did leave but that turtle was going nowhere.

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Great Blue Heron Taking Over – Click To Enlarge

Wood Storks And Spoonbills, Getting Along

Birds of different species usually don’t mix, at best they will tolerate others. That doesn’t seem to be the case with these.

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Wood Storks And Spoonbills, Getting Along – click to enlarge
Wood Storks And Spoonbills, Getting Along - click to enlarge
Wood Storks And Spoonbills, Getting Along – click to enlarge

I’ve just started to work through a few days of shooting them and have not found any real squabbles yet.

Anatomy Of An Itch

I was trying for something completely different. Turned my exposure compensation way down, and spot metered.

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Anatomy Of An Itch – click to enlarge

How many times has a bird suddenly ruined a shot with an unexpected scratch ???

Anatomy Of An Itch - click to enlarge
Anatomy Of An Itch – click to enlarge

Since the final images came out ‘interesting’ I kept them.

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Great Blue Heron In Marsh

After the recent storms many of the reeds and grasses have broken into small ‘floating’ islands. The Herons have been taking advantage of them near the Ashley River.

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Great Blue Heron In Marsh – Click To Enlarge

These photographs were taken right before we had a change in weather so everything was still a bright green.

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Great Blue Heron In Marsh – Click To Enlarge

As of now the marshes are still very green, but some browns have started to show.

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Great Blue Heron In Marsh – Click To Enlarge

There will not be any cold temperatures until mid January probably. A little brown mixed in we can live with.