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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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an easy walk, the road about 3 miles (5 k) in total and used once in a while with carts for cleanup.
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.
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’.
I think the Pelicans off to the side are why I grabbed this shot.
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.
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.
The adult swam by close but apparently the schools of fish had gone out deeper.
Taken on our walk out of the marsh early evening (12/04/2018). It’s a typical fall scene here.
Quiet end of day, a small Little Blue Heron hidden in the reeds, an Alligator moving by looking to bed down.
I’m more likely to take shots like these at the beginning of the day, not end.
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.
If one of the locals makes it easy for me I may follow them for a bit anyway.
We all enjoy the warn afternoons here.
When a sunset is dull, and little color I have a solution.
Wait a minute.