Many of the state owned wildlife areas have fields of Sunflowers.
Smaller songbirds take advantage (which is a reason to grow them) of all the seeds. Also photographers wait in the blistering sun for the perfect shot.
ACE Basin can be way too hot to hang out waiting for a tiny bird to ‘maybe’ show up.
The two Gold Finch above happened to be there as I went by.
This Eastern Bluebird was looking a little ‘ratty’ due to seasonal molting.
This breaks all the rules.
The subject is seen from behind, the bird should be in the right most corner, even lighting is off…too dark.
There is a quite beauty of a large heron slowly moving along the surface here.
So here is rule breaker. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Recently I have been gathering a group of photographs that show the colors and scenery of life in a Lowcountry marsh.
This image was to be included in that series however I’m finding a large number of images that could be included. I shoot a lot, sometimes I think too much.
Working on this I thought to publish it as a standalone here. Probably an easy way to keep the image without having too many for the final series.
This time of year much of the thick reeds have been snapped and broken. Not a place to land without being careful.
Most will land right at the edge to avoid the sharp ends.
I thought this one got in a little close, but it worked out.
Pretty often there is something else happening in a photograph that we didn’t notice at the time. There are times it ruins an image but usually it’s nothing.
On this one I almost missed it. I assumed this big Alligator was by himself. Typically food is the only thing that makes them tolerate each other.
A second tail, the hard ridges, can just be seen on this guys right side. Based on the ridges he’s a lot bigger than the one we clearly see.
We don’t have the red Maple leaves of New England.
Still, they don’t have the pink Spoonbills of the south.
Egret flying in low over the marsh grasses.
There are a few things I would change about this shot, however since it’s not studio work this is what I have.