Many of the large churches in historic Charleston, SC, are difficult to photograph in their entirety due to the closeness of their neighbors. Turns out that the tops of parking garages provide some neat views that get around this dilemma.
He didn’t move much between my taking this image and the one in my April 6th Barred Owl post, with just his facial disc angled slightly more. They were both so nice I developed a B&W version of this one.
It was one of those mornings that started with a spectacular sunrise then the clouds closed in. When processing my images I liked this scene through the rice trunk and tried black and white to give the colorless sky and water some mood.
Trunks are rather ingenious yet simple wooden device used to control water flow into and out of the fields.
This Great Blue Herons was putting her all into vocalizing and showing off her plumes as nesting season has begun. She has claimed one of the most prized nesting trees so I doubt she’ll be alone for long.
Last season’s nest on this spot was completely removed by various storms so she and her mate will have a lot of work to do.