For a juvenile Black-crowned you can’t beat this spot for fishing. Sit up on the trunk braces and wait for something to swim by.
If the water’s not high there may be a place to stand below on the gate itself.
He needs to keep an eye on that pesky ‘camera photo’ critter, but he seems harmless.
I have never leaned over to watch when he drops down the trunk. It’s probably a little tricky with water flowing and maybe an Alligator nearby. I don’t need to make it any more difficult for him.
Clouds and the last ‘beach flowers’ on the dunes.
Charleston, South Carolina.
A day that was a little ‘glum’. It just started dreary but a big white bird helps.
There was just enough light, just enough wet, just enough green, and of course just enough luck.
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They are beautiful birds and the tangled fall grasses gave these shots a great background.
Even the ruby red eyes came through in the final photograph.
At the time I was thinking to skip the photographs all together because of the grass. I think it made the images much better…hind sight.
As usual they pretty much ignored each other.
It’s much easier for both to catch a small fish.
The fall colors and shades are starting to show out here.
Red and orange leaves are not around here, but the new browns and greens make up for it.
From a good position to catch the Spoonbill with a soft background.
Roseate Spoonbill, ACE Basin, South Carolina.
A subject I find to be a bit difficult.
On these shots there was good textures and the clouds gave it drama. In the right situation I think I prefer this over color.