I was looking for a way to highlight both the birds and their shadows as they touched down. There was a lot of textures here, so B&W it is.
Prehistoric, yet elegant in the air. Nobody can resist a Pelican.
The birds with the darker head are juveniles.
All the photographs here were taken near commercial shrimp boats. It’s like a free lunch when the boats return from fishing.
These birds were more than happy to wait around, even with me staring at them with a camera.
Light was soft, bird was hidden, even an odd hue to the whole image. However, all the pieces together made an interesting photograph.
Black Simmers are flocking along the shore getting ready for their migration even further south.
This photograph is a small segment of the flock as it rose to move down the shore.
I’m still reviewing the images from this shoot, however there were hundreds of birds so none will fit into a single photograph
So, which one is different ?
There are several Terns that look the exactly the same to me. My best guess, Royal Terns.
One of the things that happens when Dolphins herd fish is everyone else benefits too. The Pelicans take advantage of this by diving in water that looks way too shallow.
This is a lot of bird, at high speed, going head first.
I didn’t see any get stuck in the sand so I guess they knew what they were doing.
This is just because they are so darn big. The wind span here is 5.5 feet (168 cm). Pretty wide. That’s why you can actually hear them coming if they are flying low.
I like this photograph since it gives a good overall view of a White Ibis. The pure white color is off because of the sun light…which I freely admit to taking advantage of and pushing the yellow hue. The baby blue eye is evident here also.