In the creation account we are told “And there was evening and there was morning, the first day”. There was darkness and then came the light. And it was good. I sure am glad He created the light. It sure would be tough to capture photographs of these beautiful birds if all I had was darkness. Each morning when I venture out to the dock, that early morning light really makes a difference in my photographs. The hour of early morning low angle light and the hour just before the sun sets is called the “Golden Hour”. That is prime photography time.
The birds, which were created on the fifth day, love that early morning light too. As the light penetrates the darkness of the water, the bait fish become more visible. The marsh birds sit and stare into the early morning lit waters for their favorite food. It is these early waiting moments that I love to capture and share with you. This time of year, the Snowy Egrets frequent the area and offer some great morning photography opportunities. There are also a few Great Egrets in the area too. One in particular has its favorite fishing hole right in front of the “Lizard Lounge”. The ever present Tricolored and Little Blue Herons also line up on the dock in the morning awaiting that golden morning light to begin hunting for minnows and fiddler crabs.
I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends and that you didn’t eat too much turkey and dressing. I am thankful for each evening and morning I have to share with you. Blessings. Harry