Part of a series on architecture / industrial photographs.
All I could think of was the Edvard Munch painting ‘The Scream’.
And he didn’t stop with just one either.
A pile of Herons, and probably 1 fish. There are actually 4 birds here. One is under the pile (his butt sticking out on the right).
When the chicks reach this size adults are attacked when bringing food. This nest even worse since there are 3 chicks here.
I have seen adults land, throw something, and flee for their life.
The usual pose of an Egret when they return to the rookery.
The Egret nests are close to each other so often an adult lands a little off to the side and ‘climbs’ down. If you can catch the first moments of landing a decent photograph can be caught.
Most Heron nests have 2 young birds. There is a nest with 3 near this one, but that one is too crowded. This nest did have 2 chicks, but one day only a single one was there. Probably best not to know anymore than that.
Here the young bird is testing flight, just a little early.
It didn’t work so the next best thing is chewing on Mom.
John James Audubon illustrated the Harris’s hawk in The Birds of America (published, London 1827–38) as Plate 392 with the title “Louisiana Hawk –Buteo harrisi“. The image was engraved and colored by the Robert Havell, London workshops in 1837. The original watercolor by Audubon was purchased by the New York History Society where it remains to this day (wikipedia).
Photographs shot at The Center For Birds Of Prey, Awendaw, South Carolina.
A series of photographs of a Spectacled Owl perched and posing.
One of the most photogenic birds I know and over time I have an entire portfolio around just bird.
Courtesy of The Avian Conservation Center, South Carolina.
This is from an old carriage house. There are 3 walls, the front open to easily pull the carriages out. Which makes for sun, and darkness, depending on the time of day.
It’s never really bright so I tend to use the textures here in black and white. I have shot this location several times.
There are at least 4 different carriages stored here. From a traditional buggy through a regal enclosed private passenger style.
I’m sure there will be another round of images before summers end, the building is near where I live.