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Start Of A Day Shooting

A wet and dull morning photograph turned out more interesting than expected.

Taken at a first stop as we gathered up the gear, set the cameras, and looked ahead to this large wildlife area.

Start Of A Day Shooting
Start Of A Day Shooting

As a routine we make a first stop at the beginning of the roads. Gear is checked, lens cleaned, pockets filled with spare whatever’s. Once we go on from here we need to be ready for any quick captures we may find.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Not Stumps ?

Things just happen and at times I can blunder along into them. This was one of those times.

Not Stumps ?
Not Stumps ?

Not waiting for enough light I walked out on a dike path, both sides thick with tall grass and reeds. Taller than me I try not to lean too far into them to view the other side. Might be a nasty surprise, at least in my mind.

I knew there was activity on my left since I could hear splashes, see silhouettes in the dark. I stopped by an opening and waited.

A short time later my ‘stumps’ revealed themselves.

Not Stumps ?
Not Stumps ?

Who knew!

My stumps were actually a large number of Roseate Spoonbill standing, waiting for some light too.

Soon the Spoonbill were highlighted with the rising sun, I had a ‘group photo’ in front of me.

You never know what you are going to find out there.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.