Category Archives: Landscape

Sunrise Over Marsh 2

There were a few birds in the air as the sun was coming up Sunday morning, including this Great Blue Heron off in search of breakfast.

Great Blue Heron at Sunrise
Great Blue Heron at Dawn

The sky displayed glorious colors for about five minutes. Click the image below for a larger view and you’ll see two birds just above and to the right of the sun.

Sunrise Over Marsh
Sunrise Over Marsh

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, July 15, 2018.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS

 

Sunrise Over Marsh

There was a little fog rolling around the edges of the marsh as the sun inched its way up over the tree line.

Sunrise in Cloudy Sky
Sunrise in Cloudy Sky

The thick cloud bank at the horizon muted the colors.

Sunrise in Cloudy Sky
Sunrise in Cloudy Sky

When the sun had cleared the distant tree tops high wispy clouds mixed the blues and oranges in a delicate palette.

Sunrise in Cloudy Sky
Sunrise in Cloudy Sky

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, July 15, 2018.
Sony Alpha-6500, Sony 20mm F/2.8 Lens

Pond Changes

This little pond doesn’t get much attention at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, probably because it isn’t lined with flowers like some of the others. I always liked to stop by looking for turtles and wading birds that found it attractive.

Staff cleared years’ worth of fallen trees and limbs from the water and tidied the edges last fall. This made for a great reflection , but I haven’t seen much in the way of wildlife there since.

Pond at Magnolia Plantation
Pond at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

April 12, 2018.

The Long White Bridge April and June

A scene that includes the “Long White Bridge” at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is hard to pass up no matter how many times I’ve taken it.

Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – April 12
Sony Alpha 6500 with Sony 20mm lens, f 2.8

Neither of these shots, taken about eight weeks apart, have much for colorful flowers and there isn’t a bird in sight but the  reflections of the old trees in the still water intrigue me.

Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – June 4
Sony Alpha 6500 with Sony 18-105mm lens, at 18mm, f 16

Click on the images for a larger view.