A Great Day for a Great Egret

Following on from the last post, here is the only shot I captured of a Great Egret on our recent trip to South Carolina. Again this was taken around the Shem’s Creek area of Charleston.  Lot’s of bird and dolphin  watching opportunities to take in there.  I guess the differences between the great Egret and…

Help! This COOT Needs a Bigger Lens

Again, my recent trip to the Amana Lily Lake netted a variety of scenes.  Unfortunately, what I really walked away with was the strongest desire to invest in a lens I can’t afford!  My maximum shooting range is 270mm which is great, UNTIL YOU NEED 500mm!!!  Here’s a good example why.  Do you know what kind…

Trumpeter Swan – Amana Lily Lake

If you live in the Midwest, you have most likely either heard of or have visited the Amana Colonies in east central Iowa.  These are colonies settled by Germans who were escaping their homeland and religious persecution they were experiencing in the early 1900s.  This post is really not about the Amana Colonies –  there…