Not a subject I shoot very often however the air was filled with all types and sizes.
Here I had a never before lens used, and a camera used maybe three times. The focal length was only 40-150mm. Yet in this marsh if you can take standing in the reeds a minute or so something small will be right in front of you. With luck it doesn’t bite.
Considering all the buttons and dials are not where I expect I’ll take these images a a win.
The swamps this time of year, September, are thick with vegetation from the hot and damp Lowcountry weather. The swamp Alligators wear this assorted ‘green’ like a suit. It’s all over them, and hides a gator pretty good.
Below is ‘Momma’ guarding her babies on a back trail. The only way I spotted her was she jumped at a Heron coming too close to her brood. She is completely covered.
The nest two photographs are green Duck Weed, with a bit of Alligator. The weed almost looks solid. Duck Weed is actually a very tiny complete plant. Gazillions of them make of the weed covering.
Last are Alligators up on old wooden ramps. The weed has dried on them, yet you can still see plenty if you look close.
Most birds have moved out to the marshes. Alligators are what you find when out on a walk.
We had left the last marsh, it was close to noon, definitely time to quit. Of course a big bird flew up from the center of the road. Assuming it was a vulture we almost passed by. The white tail gave him away.
The trees are thick and dark, even the road is under a canopy.
I had a quick chance to get a few shots in the trees before he dropped out of site.
The long Leica/Panasonic lens has not been delivered yet so this was taken with a spur of the moment purchase. A 150 mm budget lens.