While out recently I have been relying on my ‘one size fits all’ lens and a backup camera. My usual wildlife camera had taken a beating over the years so it was time for a rebuild. Add a sore back to the mix and I carried as little as possible.
Being able to shoot wide if needed allowed me to capture things my usual big zooms will not. The photographs here are 3 different parts of a local swamp I walk often.
The green carpet of grass above is deceiving. There is always ankle deep water right underneath.
The thick ‘end of year’ grasses and duck weed here is making a last effort to take over all the open waters.
At times this particular spot is rich with wildlife. Now it’s a bit slower. No matter, considering this is a place so close to my home I can walk around anytime I want.
The end of summer, into our semi-fall weather, is when the last big growth of algae and water plants happens. Any swamp areas are now covered in green stuff, you might not realize there is even water there.
Alligators are completely unaware of the muck. Above shows one laying right in some. Yesterday I spotted the ‘back end’ of an Alligator nearby, but his head was hidden in a green plant wig.
As long as the days get sun and heat up to 78 degrees (25.5 C) this soup will thrive.