Tag Archives: Colorful

Almost A Fashion Shoot

These stylized images were not what I had planned. All I wanted was the right angle to capture both birds together.

Almost A Fashion Shoot - click to enlarge
Almost A Fashion Shoot – click to enlarge

They both posed and preened, I kept shooting. I finally ended with so many I chose the final photographs at random.

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A Swamp, Three Views

While out recently I have been relying on my ‘one size fits all’ lens and a backup camera. My usual wildlife camera had taken a beating over the years so it was time for a rebuild. Add a sore back to the mix and I carried as little as possible.

A Swamp, Three Views - click to enlarge
A Swamp, Three Views – click to enlarge

Being able to shoot wide if needed allowed me to capture things my usual big zooms will not. The photographs here are 3 different parts of a local swamp I walk often.

A Swamp, Three Views - click to enlarge
A Swamp, Three Views – click to enlarge

The green carpet of grass above is deceiving. There is always ankle deep water right  underneath.

A Swamp, Three Views - click to enlarge
A Swamp, Three Views – click to enlarge

The thick ‘end of year’ grasses and duck weed here is making a last effort to take over all the open waters.

At times this particular spot is rich with wildlife. Now it’s a bit slower. No matter, considering this is a place so close to my home I can walk around anytime I want.

Perhaps If I Ignore Him…

This Egret was on a dike looking along the  sides for an easy catch.

Perhaps If I Ignore Him... - click to enlarge
Perhaps If I Ignore Him… – click to enlarge

The bird was not bothered by me at all. In fact I needed to pass by where he was wandering around to leave the marshes. Finally I moved on my way. At best he gave me a quick glance before going back about his business.