Tag Archives: Reflection

Roseate Spoonbill, Low Tide Mud

This single Roseate Spoonbill was wading in the mud of a tidal creek.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

The tide had actually made the turn and at this point the water was only shifting around a little.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

Spoonbills have a very narrow range of water depth  where they can feed, having to do with their rather awkward anatomy.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill, Walking Away

This spot seemed to be just right

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
August 31, 2022

Water Lily and Lily Pads

More from our Water Lilies from our paddle at Cypress Gardens last week.

Water Lily and Lily Pads
Water Lily and Lily Pads – Canon 18-200mm

The same bloom from a different angle and with a different lens.

Water Lily and Lily Pads
Water Lily and Lily Pads – Tamron 180mm, The Pac-man look

Just before we left the sun came out which enhanced the reflection of the nearby trees in the dark water.

Water Lily and Lily Pads
Water Lily and Lily Pads – Tamron 180mm

August 26, 2022
Cypress Gardens, Moncks Corner, SC

Great Blue Heron Flying In

A Great Blue Heron flew across one of the canals at the edge of rice field…

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

…feet down for the landing

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

Flaps up…

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

Splashless touchdown…

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

And tucked right into the tall grass.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

If I hadn’t seen him fly in I probably wouldn’t have spotted him.

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 10, 2022