Close And Fast, Spoonbill

The marshes have a trick they play on you. Just out of your view, hidden by the tall grass, the best shot of the day is heading full speed right for you.

And you never know until the last second.

Close And Fast, Spoonbill
Close And Fast, Spoonbill

With luck you get a chance for a quick burst of shots.

Roseate Spoonbill, ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Night Heron, Juvenile

These were taken not far from the marsh that had all the young Night Herons around the Alligators.

I guess they have kept out of reach.

Night Heron, Juvenile
Night Heron, Juvenile

Ellen spotted him and we both took a few minutes getting some photographs.

Night Heron, Juvenile
Night Heron, Juvenile

This one is just getting old enough that you can see the start of the ruby red eyes he will get as an adult.

More Cabins (2)

A few photographs here adding to the overall series of monochrome rural camp cabins.

More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)

This group was taken at the Methodist Campgrounds at Indian Fields, South Carolina.

More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)
More Cabins (2)

South Carolina.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

The scenery, and distance, could not have been better.

When shooting a bird in motion half the time it’s an educated guess if I have zoomed in to catch the scene right. Once you start is not the time to change your mind.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

Since I was out in the open I could pan the shots and follow the Spoonbill going by.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

I tend to like the environment to be a bigger piece of the image so distance here worked well for me. A clear sweeping opportunity like this is unusual. Typically by the fourth in a series there’s grass or dirt right in front of the lens.

Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill
Flying Through A Swamp, Roseate Spoonbill

This day Spoonbill were moving back and forth between two big marshes. Here I was moving along with them, well he got there first.

Pelicans…

Best title I could think of at the moment.  It’s accurate so I went with it.

Recently I got replacement parts, for me. The ‘warranty’ was up and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Modern medicine, gotta love it.

Since we shoot almost all the time and live in a wildlife photographers paradise I have no shortage of photographs. However parking myself at the office desk for any amount of time is ‘not allowed’… and monitored I might add.

Pelicans...
Pelicans…

I can work from an IPad, which I do carry around with me.

Hence this shot was lost on a drive until now, and many more I thought were done will likely pop up over time.  Grammar and spelling will surely suffer. My IPad hates me.

In short, sorry for the inconsistent work flow, yet it will be fun to watch how the IPad torments me.

 

TPJ Photography