Nightly Routine

While all the other marsh birds went to a hidden roost each night this egret had another idea. The shrimp boat.

Nightly Routine - Click To Enlarge
Nightly Routine – Click To Enlarge

The only reason I even noticed was due to the setting sun making everything bright and vivid.

I must have a dozen versions from different evenings. Each just as colorful.

Recently I mentioned to someone a picture should try to tell a story. Well, this photo is not great art, but looking at it there is definitely a story.

The Odd Couple

This was the first opportunity I’ve had to photograph a male Peacock displaying the tail feather fan.  The colors and dance routine are quite a show.

Even better when the Peacock turns out to have a thing for a local Guinea Hen. One of the all time strange looking birds.

Stylized Peacock - Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock – Click To Enlarge

Since the both birds were so striking this series of photographs has been ‘slightly’ enhanced. They’re just fun. Besides I was with a group of photographers who all have the skill and sense of humor to make their own version of the dance routine. It should be interesting.

Stylized Peacock - Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock – Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock - Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock – Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock - Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock – Click To Enlarge

So here we have my ‘The Odd Couple’.

Stylized Peacock - Click To Enlarge
Stylized Peacock – Click To Enlarge

Happy Cedar Waxwing

These waxwings were about as close as I have ever been. The berries were more important than me. That was fine since I had more time for different types of shots.

Cedar Waxwing - Click To Enlarge
Cedar Waxwing – Click To Enlarge
Cedar Waxwing - Click To Enlarge
Cedar Waxwing – Click To Enlarge

Photographs taken in South Carolina, end of February (2016). In New England waxwings seem to just make a guest appearance. The coloring is so smooth and even it almost looks fake.

Cedar Waxwing - Click To Enlarge
Cedar Waxwing – Click To Enlarge

The tree, branches, and berries worked out perfect to provide a nice amount of bokeh for the photographs.

 

TPJ Photography