All the times I had been to the Celery Bog in W. Lafayette and walked every trail they have on the property I never knew that they had separate lakes. I always thought there was only one. Well after a bird watcher told me yesterday about the other lake I made another trip to see if I could find the White Pelican and maybe get a few shots of it.
I did walk right back to the lake and found a good spot to sit and watch the birds and hope they would get closer to me. Just never happens that way ya know. I was watching and photographing one Blue Herron that just seemed content standing on a limb in the lake. He was about a third of the way into the lake. Still I took way more photographs than I needed of him but the White Pelican appeared and I managed to get a few shots with it in the background too. Wow, I felt pretty good just getting those shots.
I watched the White Pelican go behind an island so I waited for a while then moved over to where I could see the other side of it. There he was preening away. Of course he was a little over half way in the lake but that won’t stop me. After several what seemed like posed shot I moved around (a mile walk one way) to a paved walk that went around the lake. There were tall reeds (grasses) growing around that area and I had to shoot through them as they were swinging and swaying in the wind. At least I got a few descent shots.
A trip back to the other side and took a few more shots of the Blue Herron then I decided it was a day for me.
During my time there I did meet a group of young people. There were several Chinese women, one Italian male, one American male and one young Chinese girl probably around 8 or 9 years old. They were all very pleasant to talk with. I met them out by the lake the first time then up by the Nature Center before I left to come home.
Anyway, here is but a few of what I shot today. Enjoy! It was fun and exciting to get the opportunity to photograph them
This guy didn’t move much in the three hours I was watching him.
A White Pelican came swimming up behind the Herron so I had to photograph it.
I try to capture what I see
Shroom gowing on the side of a tree that was rotted away a lot
Question is, was this guy showing off. Even has his mouth open
It was fun getting this shot with the wind blowing the reeds around in front of the lens.