Gallinule And Duck Weed

This stuff must be really good.

Note: After ID’ing several birds for a friend, this one included, it was brought to my attention…I was wrong. An obvious mistake too. The white bill means this is a Coot, not a Gallinule. Sorry all for not paying more attention.

Gallinule And Duck Weed - Click To Enlarge
Gallinule And Duck Weed – Click To Enlarge
Gallinule And Duck Weed - Click To Enlarge
Gallinule And Duck Weed – Click To Enlarge

Green stuff and swamp water. I think I’ll pass.

Blue-winged Teal Pair

I am guilty of taking photographs of these birds far too often. Worse, they are usually blown out from glare on the water. That has never stopped me since I am not using film.

Blue-winged Teal Pair - Click To Enlarge
Blue-winged Teal Pair – Click To Enlarge

Up north it’s Mallards, in South Carolina it’s Blue-winged Teals.

Blue-winged Teal Pair - Click To Enlarge
Blue-winged Teal Pair – Click To Enlarge

Just about anybody that has a camera, or is reading this, is guilty of having a million duck photos too.

Red-shouldered Hawks In The Rookery

Just outside a Great Blue Heron rookery is a section of wetlands and woods that is now home to at least 3 Red-shouldered Hawks.

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Red-shouldered Hawk – Click To Enlarge

We found all 3  within a 2 hour period. At one point 2 hawks shared a few branches but of course we didn’t get any shots from there.

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Red-shouldered Hawk – Click To Enlarge

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Alligator Reflections Black And White

The morning sun reflection was so perfect, with just enough glare, to hide where the the water and alligator meet. In color, with or with out processing, not matter what the same strong reflection remained.

Alligator Reflections Black And White - Click To Enlarge
Alligator Reflections Black And White – Click To Enlarge

The last image I tried was developed in black and white. Same result but I liked it best.

Green-winged Teal

This duck knows how to wear color. I had read this area was known for the Green-winged Teal but never did see them.

Green-winged Teal - Click To Enlarge
Green-winged Teal – Click To Enlarge

It turns out they were right under my nose the whole time. Almost anyway. There is a an open water lake where they stay on the far side, away from people.

Green-winged Teal - Click To Enlarge
Green-winged Teal – Click To Enlarge

They came to the Blue-winged Teal side and I was lucky to be there.

Green-winged Teal - Click To Enlarge
Green-winged Teal – Click To Enlarge

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