Something I noticed.
I have published very few photographs of this falcon. There were so many good owl images from this day many of the raptor photos were skipped.
This hawk is wearing the Jess (leg wrap) used to secure a bird during falconry. Also a transmitter halter is used to track the bird if they should fly too far.
A transmitter will allow a handler to track a bird if they should need to fly away for safety reasons. Birds are often attacked by other raptors while flying loose.
Photographed at The Avian Conservation Center, South Carolina.
The entire brood piled on each other to sit on the stump, a little bump really.
This ‘bump’ is in the open water of a swamp. No place to hide.
I have recently seen an alligator go from sound asleep one moment, to 50 feet away on an Anhinga in 6 seconds on this water. How does this species survive?
For now, and until they fledge and leave the nest, these 2 are fond of each other. Now, that may be a stretch considering they’re wild Egrets. At least there is minimal fighting.
Once adults they will not get along at all.
Its construction began in 1772 when the Society of Dissenters (now known as the Circular Congregational Church) needed more space than its Meeting Street location could provide. It was nearly complete in 1776 when the Revolutionary War began, finally being repaired and officially dedicated in 1787.
During the past several years we photographed the interiors, focusing on lighting from stained glass, of multiple cathedrals and historic churches. So when given the chance to just walk in and shoot we jumped at it.
The fan vaulted ceiling (see above) is rare and considered one the best built.
Since this wasn’t a planned shoot we could not really ask them to turn all the lights off. A little pushy, so we went with what we had.
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I have this photograph. I like it, the light was pretty good and the subject was easy. But I couldn’t think of any title which made me push it aside.
Here…alligator sleeping on a board. best I got.