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Showing Off, Great Egret

Every time I walk past a rookery I vow, and mean it, to skip the Egrets. But suddenly I have 200 more images to review.

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Showing Off, Great Egret – Click To Enlarge

I remember going back north and shooting, or trying to after spending time in the swamps here. Totally different. I should just get more drive space and memory cards and go with the flow.

Alligator Factoid

A fun fact, a big splash is often a turtle. Little bubbles and a gurgle….

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Alligator Factoid – Click To Enlarge

This is an alligator. Yep, little bubbles. Alligators bob up and down by releasing air (and actually moving their lungs) just a small amount. They can go up and down with no ripples or sound.

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Alligator Factoid – Click To Enlarge

He made those bubbles.

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Alligator Factoid – Click To Enlarge

In fairness this was just a 4 foot (122 cm) alligator. But really, I make more bubbles when I brush my teeth!

Great Egret Standing In The Greens

I have been trying to capture even more of the surrounding environment with the current Egret photographs. Most times the stark white contrasts nicely with any background.

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Great Egret Standing In The Greens – Click To Enlarge

The issue, one I can easily forget, is to be sure the main focus point is on the bird. A larger focus area and only half the photo is clear.

 

Alligator Family

Yes, that’s an alligator. A very small one, but still an alligator.

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Alligator Family – Click To Enlarge

You can judge the size here by looking at the water plants. This baby was probably about 6 inches long. However, they grow a foot a year.

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Alligator Family – Click To Enlarge

This is Mama. She sticks close by until they can take care of themselves.  And she always makes sure she is between me and the babies.