Tag Archives: Colorful

Stars I Never See

I think several constellations are in here along with some of the Milky Way.

View as large as you can, stars are everywhere.

Stars I Never See
Stars I Never See

Taken from Bulls Island, Cape Romain, a class 1 wilderness area. As a designated wilderness area the air, water, and ecosystem is one of the cleanest and most natural in the US.

 

Roseate Spoonbill

I think one of the most amazing features on these birds, all wading birds actually, are their feet.

They are so huge, out of proportion to their bodies. And we think of raptors having vicious claws, wading birds are not far behind.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

View large if possible, details are good on these shots.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

This Spoonbill was not going anywhere so I was able to take my time with setup. I also had just attached my monopod.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

 

 

Tall Grass And Tall Birds

Fall grass and reeds reached their peak height about now. Looking out over the marshes doesn’t give you an appreciation though until you have something in the shot for perspective.

Throw in a full grown adult Great Blue, at around 5 feet (1.5 meters), now it’s impressive.

Tall Grass And Tall Birds
Tall Grass And Tall Birds
Tall Grass And Tall Birds
Tall Grass And Tall Birds

I can tell you, when inside these marshes a person will see absolutely nothing around them.

Tall Grass And Tall Birds
Tall Grass And Tall Birds

Maybe that’s why you usually see the herons along the edges. They don’t want to wander in there either.