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Boneyard Lake

Postby minniev » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:46 pm

Boneyard Lake is a swampy oxbow lake off the Pascagoula River, and a rookery for waterbirds. Last week I couldn't find any birds involved in mating rituals or nesting, but it was beautiful anyway.
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Postby Ceropegia » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:58 am

Lovely series. Superb reflection in the first shot. Looks like your egret is in breeding plumage, too. Probably farther along in their season than the ones here. Do yo know the name of the flower?
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Postby St3v3M » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:17 am

I had to look up Oxbow lake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxbow_lake so I learned something!

And I love Waiting for Mr. Right. Thank you for sharing these and hope we see more! S-
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Postby minniev » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:50 pm

Ceropegia wrote:Lovely series. Superb reflection in the first shot. Looks like your egret is in breeding plumage, too. Probably farther along in their season than the ones here. Do yo know the name of the flower?

Yes, she (or he) was wearing their green! This was a side trip on the way home from the coast a few days ago. I haven't seen one quite that "greened up" up here in the middle of the state, and some of my regulars have no green showing at all, but are pretty small so maybe not quite grown up enough?

Swamps are great fun to shoot in because of the reflections, the critters and the botanicals. No, I don't know this flower but will research it. I've not seen it in my local swamps but it was rampant at Boneyard and I thought it was very pretty.
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Postby minniev » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:04 pm

St3v3M wrote:I had to look up Oxbow lake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxbow_lake so I learned something!

And I love Waiting for Mr. Right. Thank you for sharing these and hope we see more! S-


Many of the swamps in Mississippi are cut-off ox-bows. The swamp I shoot in locally is an old cut off oxbow from the Pearl River.

And yes, there's always more...
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Re: Boneyard Lake

Postby St3v3M » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:27 pm

There has to be a story that goes with the flamingo! And I love your reflection. They're always fascinating and never the same. Thank you again! S-
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