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Alligator And Reflection

Shots like this remind me just how much these old platforms are used. I’ve seen a few new ones around, but most are getting a little old and worn.

Alligator And Reflection - click to enlarge
Alligator And Reflection – click to enlarge

The reflection here is going to be harder to shot soon as all the brown and green water plants are going into the final bloom of the year.

This one was surprisingly clean of ‘stuff’.

Slinking By, Alligator

This one swam from behind a Cypree Tree and I thought it made for a good foreground item. This was actually the first shot. My plan was to get a better angle with the tree trunk.

Slinking By, Alligator - click to enlarge
Slinking By, Alligator – click to enlarge

Didn’t work out that way.  He slipped  underwater as only an Alligator can. Vanished straight down, no ripple. And of course no new angle shot.

This was all I managed.

Floating By The Trail, Alligator

This is a great example of how even a good sized Alligator is hard to see. He was probably 5 feet (1.5 m) in length, an educated guess since was under water. Also he was almost on the bank, you can see the leaves that fell off the trees.

Floating By The Trail, Alligator - click to enlarge
Floating By The Trail, Alligator – click to enlarge

I like this shot because his eye is crisp and clear. They have incredible, almost evil, eyes.

I just a few minutes some people walked down this trail talking and he silently slipped under water. Not a ripple as only an Alligator can do.

Alligator Fishing

This was shot at a pretty close range but he was busy with what looked like a school of small fish.

Alligator Fishing - click to enlarge
Alligator Fishing – click to enlarge

I don’t push the boundaries with these big guys, it’s not prudent or fair to them. They are wild animals.

Experience and being smart around them does make for some fascinating photographs and I probably photo them as much as anything out there.

 

High Contrast View

A style of black and white not usually associated with wildlife. Street photography is a better fit. That said, this Alligator image is all about how they hide in plain sight.

High Contrast - click to enlarge
High Contrast – click to enlarge

I moved it from color to B&W, pushed contrast, and decided I liked it.