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A Marsh Back Road

This article will ramble a bit, because that’s what I was doing when I decided to shoot this series.

All the photographs here are taken along a mile (1 k), or so, old marsh road. It was late in the day and we had no goal but to get out with our gear and stretch our legs close to home.

A Marsh Back Road - click to enlarge
A Marsh Back Road – click to enlarge

The marsh here is an old plantation rice field from the early 1800’s. A river, which is behind the tree line, feeds all the marshes from here to Charleston, South Carolina.

A Marsh Back Road - click to enlarge
A Marsh Back Road – click to enlarge

At one point the river turns close to the trail and is visible between the brush and trees. I may live here, but I certainly don’t have that view.

A Marsh Back Road - click to enlarge
A Marsh Back Road – click to enlarge

Canals run through here and wildlife, all kinds, use them like highways. Above a Moor Hen can be seen. They are the warning system around here. When they see a person it’s a loud scream and they walk on water to the nearest reeds. It’s really hard to sneak around here.

A Marsh Back Road - click to enlarge
A Marsh Back Road – click to enlarge

This is an easy walk, the road about 3 miles (5 k) in total and used once in a while with carts for cleanup.

A Marsh Back Road - click to enlarge
A Marsh Back Road – click to enlarge

I am never the only one out here. Above are 2 other locals (guess I’m a local I live here). An Anhinga dries out on an old ramp while a Great Blue Heron hunts from a clump of reeds. This day I bumped into 5 – 6 Heron, almost walked into 2 having a disagreement.

A Marsh Back Road - click to enlarge
A Marsh Back Road – click to enlarge
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Above an Anhinga sat on an old pillion at the end of the road.

No particular subject matter in this article other than a few random photographs on a walk ‘around the neighborhood’.

 

 

Checking On Me, Dolphin

When photographing Dolphin feeding along the shore at some point you become the center of interest. The Dolphin watch you just the same as you do them.

Checking On Me, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Checking On Me, Dolphin – click to enlarge

I was so intent on getting focus of the Dolphins eye it occurred to me too late, her calf was swimming by her side. Only the young ones dorsal fin was on the surface.

Checking On Me, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Checking On Me, Dolphin – click to enlarge

The adult swam by close but apparently the schools of fish had gone out deeper.

Checking On Me, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Checking On Me, Dolphin – click to enlarge

Stopped For A Willett

I’m more likely to take shots like these at the beginning of the day, not end.

Stopped For A Willett - click to enlarge
Stopped For A Willett – click to enlarge

After shooting on the shore for any amount of time I get worn out. Sun, wind and sand makes for a very long hike back.

Stopped For A Willett - click to enlarge
Stopped For A Willett – click to enlarge

If one of the locals makes it easy for me I may follow them for a bit anyway.