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Through A Swamp, Great Egret

One of my favorite scenes. A large wading bird making their way through a swamp.

Timing and location are everything. Branches, trees and sticks almost always get in the way.

Through A Swamp, Great Egret
Through A Swamp, Great Egret

But when there is a clear opening the images are fun.

Through A Swamp, Great Egret
Through A Swamp, Great Egret

For me the key is to have the right distance too. The surrounding landscape must be in the shot.

Through A Swamp, Great Egret
Through A Swamp, Great Egret

I was lucky to have enough room here to get a crisp clear image of the Egret.

Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing

I think the chaos is spreading. Egrets and Anhinga are loud and scrappy. Great Blues typical above it all.

Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing
Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing

However this one was angry at another Heron for some reason and joined the fighting.

Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing
Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing
Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing
Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing

The bird being chased may have come to close to the others nest. This would be a good reason for a chase.

Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing
Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing

As with most disagreements it was over as fast as it started.

Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing
Even The Great Blues Are Disagreeing

These big birds do get loud though.

Surprise !

Surprise ! Usually when walking around near swamps people check where they step. Great idea, but that should not be the only thing you watch for.

Surprise !
Surprise !

Not one, but two !

Surprise !
Surprise !

These look like Ribbon Snakes. The tree might be where the female is placing her eggs.

Surprise !
Surprise !

The good news here is these snakes are harmless, except to the things we like them to eat.

Surprise !
Surprise !

This tree is hanging over a path, near a marsh, that many visitors to the Charleston area walk under. None know what looks down as they walk and talk among themselves.

Great Egret, Graceful In Flight

Watching these birds, and how elegant they can be, is such a pleasure.

Great Egret, Graceful In Flight
Great Egret, Graceful In Flight
Great Egret, Graceful In Flight
Great Egret, Graceful In Flight

When we have a sunny blue sky I just stand in a place hoping they come in high against that blue.

Great Egret, Graceful In Flight
Great Egret, Graceful In Flight

It’s not their usual pattern but at least one has to give me a break.

Great Egret, Graceful In Flight
Great Egret, Graceful In Flight

This one did.