One of those quick shots taken when a little movement is spotted. The marshes are large so even with 500 / 600 mm lens you can grab a landscape type shot.
While out looking for the Storks and Spoonbills I found this Egret sitting out in the brush. One of those little things that remind me of why we do this.
Pushing my lens through the brush. Closer than I had thought.
The other day was a ‘Wood Stork In-Flight’ day. Sometimes you go out and you have to struggle for every shot. Others are like this…
I was compensating here for bad light and shadows.
When I shot this my position was not all the great. I had been trying to get a better angle, and then without any signs, this… a take off.
My assumption was I had gone a little too close and spooked him.
But that was not the case. The bird really wanted to chase away the Wood Ducks and get the dry platform all to himself.
The ducks did leave but that turtle was going nowhere.
This is a juvenile Tricolored, the brown shades have not turned slate yet. It’s a good example of their coloring.
This was not the best place to photograph him, much to sunny and water glare. However it did show off his head and neck variations.