Tag Archives: South Carolina

Alligator All Cleaned Up

He cleans up real good.

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Alligator All Cleaned Up – Click To Enlarge

If you have seen any of our other articles on Alligators you may notice something here. No green slim or moss on him.

Alligator All Cleaned Up - Click To Enlarge
Alligator All Cleaned Up – Click To Enlarge

These shots were taken along a river, not in a swamp. The difference is amazing.

Oh yeah, Alligators yawn too.

Pair White Ibis

This pair seemed to be getting very comfortable. The tree is out a short distance in a lake. Nice nesting place in a few months.

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Pair White Ibis – Click To Enlarge

One small problem. This is home to a Great Blue Heron nest. And I have seen it in use. I think they might be evicted soon.

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Pair White Ibis – Click To Enlarge

However, until then a good place to catch the fall sun.

Yellow Rump In The Brush

My wife is in charge of capturing these small birds. To catch the shot it’s important to stand there with your camera focused and at the ready. They are very quick and stealthy.

Her 400mm Canon lens is perfect for that. Long reach, but not too heavy.

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Yellow Rump – Click To Enlarge
Yellow Rump - Click To Enlarge
Yellow Rump – Click To Enlarge

I must have been in the right spot to get these quick shots.

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Yellow Rump – Click To Enlarge

I rarely photograph birds head on, like the one above. This time the expression (do they even have one?) was just right.

Wood Stork Low Fly By

A bird this size only comes really close when you have a big lens on. These 2 shots are the only ones where I caught the entire bird.

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Wood Stork Low Fly By – Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork Low Fly By - Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork Low Fly By – Click To Enlarge

There seem to be more around the last week or so.  We need to keep in mind they are on the endangered list and not get too close.