Because I am lucky enough to live in an area that values its wetlands, I can walk to a number of ponds that are teeming with wildlife.
I recently upgraded my camera situation and thought I would share some of my photos here. I'm going to try for once a week and no more than five or six pics; which should keep them from becoming boring.
Generally, I am taken with the large birds, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, egrets, etc. And I love the colorful ones too. But I've been lucky enough to capture a bunch of photos of these little green herons.
Almost every night during the summer, I can see them fishing from the lily pads. They use twigs and other matter to lure the fish.
This guy was hanging out on the water grate. I assume he was fishing, but I watched him for a while and all he did was hop around from pole to pole.
This is an immature green heron fishing by the side of the new retaining pond. I did have to crop this photo to get the image large enough to see.
And here is a green heron keeping sentry on a log out in the pond with a set of turtles. That big old snapper is a bit scary.
Yes, this last one puts me right at my self-imposed allotment, but I love the way the light hits the heron.
For a better view, click on the photos.