Ok, ok, they are not really called swamp chickens 🙂 But that’s what the locals call the plentiful Ibis. When I first saw this distinctive bird I had no idea they were so commonplace in Florida.
Now that I’ve been here awhile I understand why they are referred to as swamp chickens. Any time there is a muddy ditch or wet grassy area they are there probing in the mud for tiny crustaceans.
These are the first images I made the day I received my big rented lens. I went and picked up my beautiful box at the UPS depot and returned to the campground to practice. The Ibis were right in our campground. I made these, and most of the other bird images, hand-held with the 400mm f/5.6L lens.