Tag Archives: Fall

A Stern Warning, Heron

There were two males that wanted the same nesting spot. However, one had already claimed it, loudly.

A Stern Warning, Heron
A Stern Warning, Heron

He was not afraid to drive the other away either.

A Stern Warning, Heron
A Stern Warning, Heron

And he did. As usual the action was more posturing and noise. True fighting is typically avoided.

A Stern Warning, Heron
A Stern Warning, Heron

 

Full Speed Ahead, Heron

He was full speed and had built up momentum. Going fast would be an understatement.

Full Speed Ahead, Heron
Full Speed Ahead, Heron

While almost as tall as a person there is not much weight here. As you can see in these photographs when fully stretched out there isn’t a lot to focus on.

Full Speed Ahead, Heron
Full Speed Ahead, Heron

Above he looks paper thin.

Full Speed Ahead, Heron
Full Speed Ahead, Heron

In a shot like this if you don’t grab focus when a wing is in the downward motion…well you don’t get any of the series of shots.

Pretty much that means you miss more then you get.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Reflections Of A Pelican

A fall look photograph taken at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Reflections Of A Pelican
Reflections Of A Pelican

Each year I have thought how the cool weather limits our photography.

Reflections Of A Pelican
Reflections Of A Pelican

Yet look at this pretty scene. It’s just different, but still beautiful in the fall.

White Pelican in a marsh.

Great Blue In Fall Colors

These were shot as wide as my lens allowed. I wanted the colors, and of course I wanted the Heron also.

Great Blue In Fall Colors
Great Blue In Fall Colors

This Great Blue passed in front of me in a very open space, no moss or branches to get in the way. I could see the first shot had focus, so I just kept shooting until he went out of view.

Great Blue In Fall Colors
Great Blue In Fall Colors

This swamp doesn’t keep colorful leaves for very long so for that reason I took as many as I could. Probably too many.

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