From our black and white site
Every time I walk past a rookery I vow, and mean it, to skip the Egrets. But suddenly I have 200 more images to review.
I remember going back north and shooting, or trying to after spending time in the swamps here. Totally different. I should just get more drive space and memory cards and go with the flow.
A fun fact, a big splash is often a turtle. Little bubbles and a gurgle….
This is an alligator. Yep, little bubbles. Alligators bob up and down by releasing air (and actually moving their lungs) just a small amount. They can go up and down with no ripples or sound.
He made those bubbles.
In fairness this was just a 4 foot (122 cm) alligator. But really, I make more bubbles when I brush my teeth!
I have been trying to capture even more of the surrounding environment with the current Egret photographs. Most times the stark white contrasts nicely with any background.
The issue, one I can easily forget, is to be sure the main focus point is on the bird. A larger focus area and only half the photo is clear.
Yes, that’s an alligator. A very small one, but still an alligator.
You can judge the size here by looking at the water plants. This baby was probably about 6 inches long. However, they grow a foot a year.
This is Mama. She sticks close by until they can take care of themselves. And she always makes sure she is between me and the babies.
OK, it was me. Ever try staring down an Owl ?
This will certainly get your attention.
This bird was actually hit by a car. She has lost sight in one eye. However, as you can see that does not slow her down very much.
Currently this bird lives at the the Avian Conservation Center, a raptor rehabilitation center in South Carolina.
Photograph taken from a nest location that usually has no luck. This time she is resting since just off camera are 2 small demanding chicks.
Click to view full size, the feather detail is interesting.