Tag Archives: South Carolina

The Egrets Are Coming

Now that the Great Blue Herons are settling down on their new nests it’s time for the Great Egrets to make their entrance. I do hope they move to a location with access as easy as the herons. Probably too much to ask.

The Egrets Are Coming - Click To Enlarge
The Egrets Are Coming – Click To Enlarge
The Egrets Are Coming - Click To Enlarge
The Egrets Are Coming – Click To Enlarge

Until then most of the images will from the end of day, which means a little dark.

Alligator, Graceful Exit

Sliding down into the water was actually pretty graceful. I was surprised. Many times they just kind of roll over and fall in.

Alligator, Graceful Exit - Click To Enlarge
Alligator, Graceful Exit – Click To Enlarge

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Great Egret In The Golden Hour

A Great Egret flying down the swamp banks close to sun down. I’m not sure which lens this was taken with but no matter, it was always planned on being a long landscape image.

Great Egret In The Golden Hour - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In The Golden Hour – Click To Enlarge

If this were any other bird I would never have taken the shot. But an elegant white egret I will photograph at any time, and hope it actually looks like what I had in my head.

Don’t Think He Didn’t Notice… Alligator And Anhinga

Some things turn out better than expected.

Don't Think He Didn't Notice, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Don’t Think He Didn’t Notice, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

I was so busy trying to catch the Anhinga’s fishing I didn’t see the alligator until I bent down low.

Don't Think He Didn't Notice, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Don’t Think He Didn’t Notice, Alligator – Click To Enlarge
Don't Think He Didn't Notice, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Don’t Think He Didn’t Notice, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

The bird never turned his back on the alligator until he was sure the fish was firmly caught. After that, under water and gone.

Don't Think He Didn't Notice, Alligator - Click To Enlarge
Don’t Think He Didn’t Notice, Alligator – Click To Enlarge

Around here just because you caught the fish doesn’t mean you get to keep it.