The morning light brought such a delightful color and warmth to the feathers and the eye of this Tricolored Heron. This was taken at the Venice Rookery in Venice, Florida. It's a great location to photograph these birds as the nests are relative near-by and the animals are accustomed to humans.
As I navigated the waters of the Blue Cypress Lake in Florida, the warm morning sun bathed this Osprey with a wonderful tonality that can only be found near these marsh watery areas. The Osprey, not very pleased that I was disrupting its morning routine, stared at me with malcontent. Nevertheless, his angry look made the image even more powerful.
It's truly amazing how we are able to anthropomorphise the expressions and body shapes that animals take in their every day activities. This White Egret mom is landing near its nest as carefully as possible while one of its babies reacts in horror or surprise while the other couldn't care less. "Where's my food?" Oh, the joys of being a parent never cease no matter the species or the location.
After a bit of rain, this Blacked-necked Stilt decided to come out and dry off on the wet ground near its nest. It's soaked feathers gave gave it a wonderfully disheveled look very uncharacteristic of its usual formal-like appearance. I'm glad I didn't let the thunderstorm deter me from going out to shoot this morning.
The morning light showered this Heron with a warm glow bringing an the bright red breeding colors of its eyes. Taken at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Palm Beach County, Fl.