I’ve seen them do worse, like a turtle.
Let’s give a round of applause for the big guy.
I believe his ‘double chin’ is larger than his head.
Many wildlife photographers know the drama and dancing of both the Tricolored Heron and Snowy Egret.
This is the real master of dance the others imitate. The Reddish Egret.
Their entire life is spent on the beaches along the southern coasts of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. Never inland, on a rare occasion the beaches / barrier islands of South Carolina and Georgia.
The church is one of the oldest in Charleston. Like several others in town the congregation was formed when the original church could no longer support the growth. The First (Scotts) church is close to the harbor, this building is on what was considered the far end of Charleston.
I had never been in the grave yard before. maybe the gates are usually locked. Compared to the local churches the burial area is small.
Many of the headstones were dated just a few years before the start of the US civil war. During the war minimal damaged occurred this far up the peninsular. Ships canon could not reach up here. However, during the federal troop occupation later on nothing was completely spared.
The black and white photographs were done a little different than my usual method. Here I used DxO Filmpack with a 35mm Delta film filter as the base conversion and modified to be a bit softer. I had forgotten how ‘rough’ Delta film actually was.
Second Presbyterian Church, Meeting Street, Charleston.
From the archives, a shot of some locals.
I actually visited some of these critters today but the media library on this site still needs work. Love this shot and found it a little while ago so decided to publish it.
Don’t you want to do this just once !
One of the Great Blue Herons busy setting up house in a nearby swamp.
I tried B&W and I think it worked out since the bird was out in sunlight.
Lots of places for contrasts here, so black and white it is.