The Lowlands of the coastal regions of the south are teeming with birds and other critters – always moving to and fro with the movement of the baitfish that come and go with the tides. The egrets are my favorite, and I’m enthralled with the delicate design of these magnificent birds. Seemingly flimsy and light these awesome birds are a testimony to the wonder of God’s great works in their grace and beauty, but, also, their tenacity, patience, and stealth. I once saw one of these egrets dangling a piece of bread it found on the shore in the water to lure small fish up to eat the bread. After only three attempts, it had speared a sushi delicacy. I wanted to depict this particular bird in the most graceful of positions. So, I photographed high-speed pictures trying to catch the perfect glide, and then put it in a setting that would move you internally to a place of stillness and rest. Sunset on the Marsh.
~ Mark Keathley