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Deep Thick Cypress Swamp

Taking photographs in a thick swamp is completely different than open marshes. Trying to find a single point to make the focus of the image is impossible. The trees, undergrowth, and colored water can all blend together.

Deep Cypress Swamp - Click To Enlarge
Deep Cypress Swamp – Click To Enlarge

The shot above is a lake, in the center of a swamp.

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Deep Cypress Swamp – Click To Enlarge

Most swamps in the US are fairly small compared to the land around them. This, 4 holes swamp, is one of the largest. If you actually tried to walk through, with no path, a person would be lost within a short distance.

Deep Cypress Swamp - Click To Enlarge
Deep Cypress Swamp – Click To Enlarge
Deep Cypress Swamp - Click To Enlarge
Deep Cypress Swamp – Click To Enlarge

These photographs were created in less than a high resolution yet enlarged the thick woods are unbelievable.

A little fact here: A swamp is an area that is covered with water yet has trees. A marsh has grass and reeds in the water. Both can run dry at times. If the area never runs dry reeds or trees will not grow. Than it’s a lake.

Which is why one of the images above is a lake, inside a swamp.

Harbor Brown Pelican

So, I have found what a Pelican considers to be an all you can eat buffet….. Fishing Boats.

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Harbor Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge

It makes perfect sense! It’s also a great place to photograph them without too much work.

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Harbor Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge

These birds flew up and down the piers working the ships. When tired, or not hungry, they flopped down somewhere and took a nap.

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Harbor Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge

3 Bridge Views

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Charleston SC.  Taken on a foggy morning.

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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Charleston SC – Click To Enlarge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Charleston SC - Click To Enlarge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Charleston SC – Click To Enlarge

I know this view has been photographed a million times, but it’s new to me.

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