Tag Archives: Sunrise

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

Racing the Rising Sun

Taking photographs of the rising or setting sun highlights just how quickly the earth moves. During the rest of the day you are hardly aware of this, but when working to position yourself in just the right spot at either end of daylight you feel like you are racing against the sun.

Sun Rising
Sun Rising

This Great Blue Heron seemed content with his chosen spot to watch the marsh start a new day. He stayed put until the sun was fully up and the glare kept me from seeing him.

Sun Rising Great Blue Heron
Sun Rising Great Blue Heron

Just four minutes after the first shot above, the photograph below was taken just before the sun would be blinding in my face.

Sun Rising Great Blue Heron
Sun Rising Great Blue Heron