Category Archives: What I Saw

4 P

I have photographed this work several times, never very well. I have tried angles, settings, etc. This time all I wanted was to get the depth and focus correct. Let the rest just happen. It did.

I have no name for this, the pun may or may not work. No matter how it’s shot the results are the same, so here it is.

4 P
4 P

From another angle, same result.

4 P
4 P

The statues and fountain are very complex.  My favorite pieces are actually the small water spouts. They run on the sides of the fountain.

4 P
4 P
4 P
4 P
4 P
4 P
4 P
4 P

Not a very creative article, but in spite of my sarcasm I do thinks it’s an interesting piece.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

They are starting to live closer to each other. Prime nesting spots are hard to find. The Great Blue Herons are always there first and protect the location and small young.

I caught this series as the Great Egret pushed closer and closer to the Heron. Egrets may be the biggest danger to small Heron chicks. The adult Heron, while a docile species, will attack if threatened.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret
Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

The following photographs are a good example of aggressive behavior in these rookeries.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret
Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

Above, the Great Egret was inching closer to the Heron nest. Finally the Heron stood and warned the Egret to move away.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret
Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

Egrets are usually the aggressor and will fight back.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret
Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

The Heron had been pushed by the Egrets for some time and ultimately attacked.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret
Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

Above the Egret wisely backed off. The Heron had the high ground, was protecting young, and is bigger.

Getting Serious, Heron, Egret
Getting Serious, Heron, Egret

This time the Heron won the day.

Egrets are nesting in this tree below the Heron so this will be an ongoing battle.

I was pleased to be able to capture this series from start to finish (there were other shots, too many to include). You need to be in the right place at the right time. I was, this time.

 

Old Snaggled Tooth Was Near, Alligator

I have seen this large guy several times before. Teeth are missing, and growing outward.

Old Snaggled Tooth Was Near, Alligator
Old Snaggled Tooth Was Near, Alligator

An Alligator can regrow their teeth. A good thing considering the life they live.

This one is about 12 feet (3.6 meters) which is about right for the biggest in this marsh. Some may be a little bigger, but after a certain size who cares. They’re just really big.

Like An Old Movie, Alligators

Early every Saturday morning the local NYC stations played old safari adventure films. As a young boy this was fascinating stuff.

Fast forward…

Like An Old Movie, Alligators
Like An Old Movie, Alligators

This is still fascinating stuff.

Like An Old Movie, Alligators
Like An Old Movie, Alligators

Except it’s not WPIX channel 11.

Like An Old Movie, Alligators
Like An Old Movie, Alligators

Note; if you enlarge the images you can see more Alligators just oou of sight. I could not get them all in the view finder.