On most mornings I walk to the local lagoon to see wildlife and the fog. Yesterday, with Ivan on leash, egrets sailed overhead while I stood on lagoon’s edge. Clicked the camera while the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” blared away from a camper van in the parking lot, about thirty feet away. TheContinue reading “The Local Lagoon”
Sometimes the egret is too white–the lack of detail in the white makes the bird look flat like the shot in the middle. The photo on the right is cropped too tightly. But the one on the left was shot just right. I find it takes dozens and dozens of photo attempts to get theContinue reading “Photographing the White Egret”
I marvel at how different species of water birds share feeding areas at the Carmel River Lagoon. Here a great blue heron, upper left, stalks prey while nearby much smaller egrets do the same. It is not uncommon to see mallards float by these egrets and herons without hesitation. Peace.
Shore birds, especially egrets, were carefully watching the highest tides of the year at Carmel this weekend. Called king tides, the waves come fast and close to the shoreline, and are a warning of what the effects of global warming will do to our coast on a permanent basis. This egret is staring intently atContinue reading “Contemplation…”
I was walking along a deserted beach, meaning I was the only human in sight, when I caught a glimpse of an egret behind some ocean boulders. I took a few shots before it disappeared. Further on I spotted the egret again. How do I know it was the same one? This wasContinue reading “The Egret and I”
Last week I ran into a solitary egret hanging around ocean rocks during low tide in Carmel Bay. These two shots, taken a minute apart, are of the same egret, although the angle and the lighting produce two different birds, in my opinion. So what, you ask? Well, I’ve noticed that egrets are intense, always aware of their surroundings andContinue reading “Up Close with an Egret”