Category Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife Photography

End Of The Day, Folly Island

Some evenings the sky is filled with color, others a golden glow. Either way a walk with a camera is always an adventure.

End Of The Day, Folly Island
End Of The Day, Folly Island

A layer of clouds hid the sunset, we still had soft light along the shoreline.

End Of The Day, Folly Island
End Of The Day, Folly Island

The coast is filled with inlets, creeks, and rivers here. It’s a highway for Brown Pelicans.

End Of The Day, Folly Island
End Of The Day, Folly Island

A few random shots from a walk on the Charleston shore.

Where Did They Come From ? Spoonbill

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.

Where Did They Come From, Spoonbill
Where Did They Come From, Spoonbill

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.

 

Great Egret, Black And White

I finished this in B&W for a web site I work with, then decided to publish here too.

Great Egret, Black And White
Great Egret, Black And White

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.

 

Back To Bird Key, Pelican

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.

Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican

Taken end of day, the usual low light glare and colors.

Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk

She does compensate a bit.  Having one eye makes a perfect landing and catch difficult. Yet this series shows her doing just fine.

Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk
Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk
Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk
Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk

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.

Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk
Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk

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.

Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk
Finding Her Food, Red-tailed Hawk

Charleston, South Carolina.