Tag Archives: Fall

Fishing By A Marsh Dike, Eagle

At one point here there were so many Bald Eagles it was getting confusing where to focus. Most of the activity was off on the far side of the marsh.

Fishing By A Marsh Dike - click to enlarge
Fishing By A Marsh Dike – click to enlarge

Last minute I noticed an Eagle fly down a canal, between 2 Great Egrets.

Fishing By A Marsh Dike - click to enlarge
Fishing By A Marsh Dike – click to enlarge

The catch here was so fast I must have been shifting focus to miss the touch down.

He did get the fish. Better, he had enough space to rise up since 2 Alligators were watching.

Cold, Wet, Landscape

There is beauty out there even in the cold and damp.

Cold, Wet, Landscape - click to enlarge
Cold, Wet, Landscape – click to enlarge

This is part of an old canal that linked the interior to the marshes and waterways of the Lowcountry.

View these on a large screen if you can, they are very detailed images.

Cold, Wet, Landscape - click to enlarge
Cold, Wet, Landscape – click to enlarge

A New Perspective

A place I have seen and photographed hundreds of times. If you visit this web site you too have seen it. (Click here to view a recent shot).

I don’t remember ever taking a photograph of that spot from one of the dikes.

A New Perspective -click to enlarge
A New Perspective -click to enlarge

Above was taken as I walked down the side of this marsh, actually it was a remote plantation rice field a few hundred years ago.

The island has a single (and shaky) dead tree. Here it is filled with Roseate Spoonbills and a Great Blue Heron. Another Heron is fishing in the shallows, and what  you can’t see is the scores Alligators in the marsh grass.

Scenes like this just reinforce how beautiful the Lowcountry wild lands are.

 

Waiting Patiently In The Reeds, Heron

I watched, and photographed, this Great Blue for a while. I was anticipating the quick strike into the water for a fish. It never happened. He was like a statue, the only movement was a slight head tilt now and then.

Waiting Patiently In The Reeds, Heron
Waiting Patiently In The Reeds, Heron

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Great Blue Herons In The Reeds, A Fall look

Up north we had red colored trees and big piles of leaves. Down here it’s the dry cane and reeds.

Great Blue Herons In The Reeds - click to enlarge
Great Blue Herons In The Reeds – click to enlarge

This is fall out in the marshes.

Great Blue Herons In The Reeds - click to enlarge
Great Blue Herons In The Reeds – click to enlarge
Great Blue Herons In The Reeds - click to enlarge
Great Blue Herons In The Reeds – click to enlarge

A Series Of Alligators Around A Marsh

The first image is typical of this time of year. Brown grasses and Alligators grouped around them.

A Series Of Alligators Around A Marsh
A Series Of Alligators Around A Marsh – click to enlarge

In the first image 3 can be seen together.

A Series Of Alligators Around A Marsh
A Series Of Alligators Around A Marsh – click to enlarge

The mud banks are bare now so the big guys don’t hide as well.

I plan to make larger galleries with the Alligators. Every day out brings a new set of interesting photographs. We have reached the time also where large groups are out and begin to interact.

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