This is the classic Bald Eagle pose. They almost do it on cue.
This bird did his best to keep out of my site. Here the bird stepped inside a dike gate and peeked out to watch us.
I developed in B&W here to accent the ruler attached to the water gate.
Is this an award winner, not so much. It is interesting so I kept it.
There are photographs that get ruined in this thick cane break. Some I can take advantage of the textures.
This photograph is one of those that look best as large as it can be viewed. The imperfections and chaos are what give it character.
He cleans up real good.
If you have seen any of our other articles on Alligators you may notice something here. No green slim or moss on him.
These shots were taken along a river, not in a swamp. The difference is amazing.
Oh yeah, Alligators yawn too.
Making a quick exit when he finally spotted me.
This pair seemed to be getting very comfortable. The tree is out a short distance in a lake. Nice nesting place in a few months.
One small problem. This is home to a Great Blue Heron nest. And I have seen it in use. I think they might be evicted soon.
However, until then a good place to catch the fall sun.
My wife is in charge of capturing these small birds. To catch the shot it’s important to stand there with your camera focused and at the ready. They are very quick and stealthy.
Her 400mm Canon lens is perfect for that. Long reach, but not too heavy.
I must have been in the right spot to get these quick shots.
I rarely photograph birds head on, like the one above. This time the expression (do they even have one?) was just right.
A bird this size only comes really close when you have a big lens on. These 2 shots are the only ones where I caught the entire bird.
There seem to be more around the last week or so. We need to keep in mind they are on the endangered list and not get too close.