Tag Archives: Reflection

Tricolored Heron On The Hunt

A Tricolored HeronĀ  made a grand entrance, landing on the edge of a canal that runs along the edge of a marsh.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

He immediately started patrolling the water, looking for lunch.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

Alas, this was just a piece of grass, not the hoped for fish.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

Undaunted, he reversed direction and continued the hunt.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

November 27, 2019

Alligator Swimming

Most of the time when I see an Alligator in the water it is just the head, but sometimes when one is swimming to get somewhere the length of its body sticks out of the water.

Alligator Swimming
Alligator Swimming

This one was swimming like he had somewhere to go and even though there wasn’t great light on him there was a lovely reflection of a cloudy sky in the pond.

Alligator Swimming
Alligator Swimming

He did duck down under the duck weed and popped back up in a fully shaded spot with even more vegetation on his head.

Alligator Swimming
Alligator Swimming

Basking In His Reflection: Alligator

An Alligator frequently occupies this spot in one of Magnolia Plantation’s garden ponds. I had stayed out on the dike longer than I had intended on this afternoon and it was nearly sundown when I headed for my car.

Alligator and Reflection
Alligator and Reflection

I did have to stop for this nearly perfect reflection opportunity even though there wasn’t much light.

Alligator and Reflection
Alligator and Reflection

Rising From The Pond, Three Artsy Views

This dead tree trunk with its roots sticking up was laid out in a pond where a dike made a sharp turn giving me different options for angles and reflections.

The first view shows off the “spines” made of the tree limbs and green reflections from a tree line, making the whole thing look like a prehistoric monster.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

From a bit further on the spines are hidden, there was no background reflection and I got the impression of antlers.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

From the far side, reeds at the edge of the pond came into play and the shifting clouds made an interesting reflection.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

White Ibis

White Ibis usually travel in groups but this one was by himself searching the edges of a small pond. There is a full tree canopy over the pond so not much direct light gets to the water, and the reflected light appears inĀ  lots of colors.

White Ibis in Pond
White Ibis in Pond

Back and forth he went with an occasional sweep of the water with his beak, hunting for food.

White Ibis in Pond
White Ibis in Pond

Reflections of some Cyprus Knees and a few dapples of sunlight changed the look of the water as the Ibis moved along.

White Ibis in Pond
White Ibis in Pond

Little Blue Heron Hunting

A Little Blue Heron waded back and forth in a small, shallow pond, methodically hunting.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Occasionally he stabbed the water, without success as I watched.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Little Blues are all white when they hatch and around a year old start to transition to the full blue of adulthood.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

From the other side of the pond I had a back-lit view of the Heron as he continued to hunt.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron