Tag Archives: South Carolina

Great Egret In Dark Reeds

On a dull or rainy day the reeds and cane in marshes provide a soft, flat, back drop. The Egret is probably about 15 feet in front of the cane which helps the background blur.

Great Egret In Dark Reeds - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In Dark Reeds – Click To Enlarge

This is the same area we have photographed many times yet it takes a completely different tone here.

Great Egret In Dark Reeds - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In Dark Reeds – Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In Dark Reeds - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In Dark Reeds – Click To Enlarge

 

Heron, Way Too Close

Technically these should be deletes. The bird flew by so close he filled my view finder. The lens was pulled back as far as possible.

The only reason I had focus was I use the back button method. Hold in the button and keep focus. I held the button, and camera tight before I got knocked over. Well, fell over from leaning back for the shot.

Heron Too Close - Click To Enlarge
Heron Too Close – Click To Enlarge
Heron Too Close - Click To Enlarge
Heron Too Close – Click To Enlarge

I kept, and published them, because it’s not often you can see such detail of a 5 foot bird zooming by.

Heron Too Close - Click To Enlarge
Heron Too Close – Click To Enlarge

Fun photographs, no award winners. But interesting.

Unexpected Wood Duck

This was a pleasant surprise. We were watching a group of teals moving along the edge of an open pool. Right in the middle were 2 male Wood Ducks.

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Unexpected Wood Duck – Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck - Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck – Click To Enlarge

There was no time to do anything other than go for the shot. We had been spotted and the group was making a direct exit into reeds.

Unexpected Wood Duck - Click To Enlarge
Unexpected Wood Duck – Click To Enlarge

Light and water color here is exactly what I don’t want. When standing on the swamp bank, peering through brush,  say thank you and move on.