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Alligators, Always There On A Slow Day

As the days get hotter out there ( 95 degrees, 35 C) things slow down during the day. Cool shady places, dark places, are sought out. Not great for photographs.

Alligators, Always There On A Slow Day - Click To Enlarge
Alligators, Always There On A Slow Day – Click To Enlarge

I can usually count on one of these guys to be out baking their brain somewhere. Both sides keep a respectful distance and a quick shot is available.

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Alligators, Always There On A Slow Day – Click To Enlarge

Some of the smaller ones will float around under overhangs so variety is there.

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Alligators, Always There On A Slow Day – Click To Enlarge

The big guys make great models as they lay around looking smug, because they have the best spots.

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Alligators, Always There On A Slow Day – Click To Enlarge

As long as they are not hunting or eating something gross I can always get some images for the day.

Young Little Blue Taking A Walk

These photographs are another case for ‘take the shot’. At the time the juvenile was just walking down the dead branches. A little shaky, but walking around was new.

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Young Little Blue Taking A Walk – Click To Enlarge

When I viewed the RAW images later the exaggerated motion, frozen in time, was funny.

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Young Little Blue Taking A Walk – Click To Enlarge

Moving around up in the tree may be awkward but it’s safer than down below when still learning how.

 

Young Little Blue, White And Green

I get trapped when shooting juvenile birds. They are active, so anything can happen. Not as pretty as adults, but always interesting. The old rule # 1, take the shot.

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Young Little Blue, White And Green – Click To Enlarge

This image was one of hundreds, the vivid green with a white bird caught me attention. A basic photograph, perhaps a little something going for it.

BTW, yesterday, an average 1/2 day out shooting, equaled 833 images. First deletes left about 375, different birds/animals and locations.

That’s how I get trapped.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

When I first spotted this bird he was standing on the side of a dirt road. I took the shot but the environment was bad, real bad. I covered rule # 1, take the shot. Now I could approach and get something better.

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Yellow-crowned Night Heron – Click To Enlarge

He very nicely flew away, and circled back to a branch over the creek.

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Yellow-crowned Night Heron – Click To Enlarge
Yellow-crowned Night Heron - Click To Enlarge
Yellow-crowned Night Heron – Click To Enlarge

For a moment he posed. First right side, then left side. his job done, off into the marsh.

Nice bird.