Tag Archives: South Carolina

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

When a swamp water is low all the old branches and rocks come to the surface, a perfect dry spot to sit for a while.

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water
Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

It was gray and dull when I shot these. I do find if there is time to ‘play’ with my settings I can get their natural deep colors nicely.

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water
Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

This Herons legs are very green so I assume this is the first year of adulthood. Of course a juvenile Little Blue is pure white with green legs…why wouldn’t they be.

The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk

Even when you know where they probably are, it’s still tough to find them.

The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk
The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk

These trees draped in Spanish Moss are a favorite hunting spot. They can just wait and drop down on some small ‘critter’. Also they are hidden from us, and the camera.

The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk
The Usual Spot, Red-shouldered Hawk

While not great Hawk images they do show their environment. That can make an interesting photo.

A Truce, Spoonbill And Cormorant

A temporary agreement to ignore each other.

A Truce, Spoonbill And Cormorant
A Truce, Spoonbill And Cormorant

This will not last long.

A Truce, Spoonbill And Cormorant
A Truce, Spoonbill And Cormorant

Small Spoonbill factoid; When on dead branches and old trees a Spoonbill cannot stay in one spot very long. They climb all over it. Eventually several want to be on the very top at the same time… flaps and snaps are inevitable.

Blue Winged Teals

One of the smaller ‘dabbling’ ducks (feed on grasses in the water). With the exception of parts of the West Coast these ducks are everywhere we have marshes and swamps.

Blue Winged Teals
Blue Winged Teals

Personally I have bad luck photographing them. Typically I see them end of day when glare is on the swamp waters.

Blue Winged Teals
Blue Winged Teals

Salt water must not bother these ducks since I spot them along the inlets also.

Blue Winged Teals
Blue Winged Teals

This fall/winter I have gotten more decent images than the last several years combined. Not sure what that means but I’ll take it.