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Good Morning, Sun, Good Night, Moon

The rising sun made a grand entrance over South Carolina’s ACE Basin on Thursday.

Sunrise over ACE Basin
Sunrise over ACE Basin

Turn 180 degrees and the view wasn’t nearly as flashy, but the setting full moon casting a reflection in the canal was quite pretty.

Moon Setting
Moon Setting

South Carolina’s Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto (ACE) Basin represents one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the east coast of the United States.

Pond Sunrise

It had been our intention to be at a different pond when the sun came up but between getting out the door a few minutes late and a truck ahead of us that was indecisive that didn’t happen. I don’t think our original destination could have been any prettier than this. Unless there was a bird, or two, in the water.

Sunrise Over Marsh Pond
Sunrise Over Marsh Pond

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
Taken 10/14/2018

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