Recently I have been enjoying the walks around our local area, and have found myself photographing birds.
Hmmm I kept wondering why all the birds flew off when I walked out so brazenly in my white scarf and T shirt singing a mindless and loud melody.
I needed to get close and not come home with a thousand blurry shots taken from way in the distance...........
If I was to become a sneaky bird watcher things had to change!
I now resemble psycho Sam from the movie "The Wilderpeople" and quite the reverse is happening...The birds stay foraging and preening but I've noticed humans run away from me as I walk along the banks of the estuary.
The heron images were taken along the banks of the Onkaparinga River. I have used a coloured vignette on most of them and lightened the water quite a bit. White heron ..or I think they are called egrets have a beautiful white trailing plumage on their back and neck during the breeding seasons, it was this that I was hoping to see. Unfortunately these herons were feeding, when they display their plumage similar to a peacock, it looks quite spectacular.
See you next week. Wendy.