Some evenings the sky is filled with color, others a golden glow. Either way a walk with a camera is always an adventure.
A layer of clouds hid the sunset, we still had soft light along the shoreline.
The coast is filled with inlets, creeks, and rivers here. It’s a highway for Brown Pelicans.
A few random shots from a walk on the Charleston shore.
I had been shooting a group of Roseate Spoonbill a few minutes earlier, but they gave the signal and left for far trees.
However, suddenly here were a few more passing low, fast, and right by me.
I grabbed a few images while basically spinning like a top.
I gave it a good try, I caught just this one photograph worth keeping.
I finished this in B&W for a web site I work with, then decided to publish here too.
I’m sure color versions will make their way here. This was taken using a spot metering and fast shutter method. While it doesn’t work with all images a big white bird is a perfect subject.
I think he was enjoying the view too.
One of those small Sandpipers that scurry through the surf in little chaotic groups. They seem to never stop moving.
They are in the Lowcountry fall and winter. They change to a rusty coloring in the summer…and live in the arctic.
Bird Key, a small island off coastal South Carolina is just a few miles from Folly Island.
Best I can tell the Pelicans are heading in that direction each night. It’s a protected rookery so it’s a safe assumption. Thousands of Pelicans live there.
Taken end of day, the usual low light glare and colors.
She does compensate a bit. Having one eye makes a perfect landing and catch difficult. Yet this series shows her doing just fine.
During exercise she will fly all around the opens fields here. Her food is on different branches and snags. She finds the food, eats, and is off looking for more.
This is a Hawk that was hit by a car somewhere nearby. The Avian Center medical staff could not save her eye. She has been living here over 5 years.
Charleston, South Carolina.
Found in the dunes along the shore.
Folly Island, South Carolina.