Tag Archives: Artful

Hitting The Water, Brown Pelican

I don’t think there is any space between the tip of the Pelicans bill and the waters surface. Only the horn on the upper mandible looks to be under the surface.

Hitting The Water, Brown Pelican
Hitting The Water, Brown Pelican

When photographing diving Pelican one shot always sought after is the bird just breaking water. There is no splash at all, I’m not sure this counts LOL.

Hitting The Water, Brown Pelican
Hitting The Water, Brown Pelican

As the bird goes under a Gull moves in for a steal. When the Pelican comes up he will empty the water from his pouch. A quick Gull can take advantage of that moment by grabbing any fish in the pouch.

 

 

Reddish Egret On The Hunt

One of natures great entertainers, Reddish Egret.

Reddish Egret On The Hunt
Reddish Egret On The Hunt

These photographs are of the ‘Run, Stretch, and Grab’ routine.

Reddish Egret On The Hunt
Reddish Egret On The Hunt

Click any image for full screen.

 

 

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

Night comes along real quick here. It’s not particularly difficult getting around when it does hit. It’s just easier when you can see a little.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh
Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

Above is a road we use to get to the furthest open water at sunset.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh
Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

This is around the time to leave the large water. It’s about 4 miles (6.5 K) to reach the main road from here. No speeding, or you may break something and have to walk.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh
Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

Another reason to leave slow is the critters, they are wandering around now. In the above image the fore ground has a ‘bump’ in the water. A pair of eyes watching us leave.