This was taken the other night with a lens much shorter than what I usually have. Carrying a single lens like this forces me to change how I shoot things. It’s a great exercise, and torture.
I like to get wider shots of the life in a swamp. However, there were so many things happening just out of reach…
I’m not getting any closer out there without swimming with the ‘gators’.
The light is never what you want, the bird never where you want him, the….on and on.
In spite of that we keep shooting looking for that perfect photograph.
Good thing I don’t use film any longer. I’d be broke.
I have always thought this is the classic ‘gator’ shot. It’s not a difficult image to get either. It’s all angle and dull light.
An Alligator floating by completes the photograph.
The Alligators scales and eye complete the scene ‘of pure evil’.
He really isn’t, in fact just he’s floating around doing absolutely nothing. Bothering nobody.
A classic pose, in a forest of Palmettos.
These ducks were stunning. The first duck, I have no idea what it is. Not native to the USA is my guess.
The second here is a Blue Billed duck. Must be true, it was on the internet.
All photographs were shot in an indoor pond in Florida with soft light.
So, I’m on this dock/boardwalk watching Egrets zip around over head and this guy slides in next to me, Tricolored Heron.
I took some in flight shots, he sat with me and enjoyed the aerial show. I took his photo a few times.
After a bit he left as quite as he came.
Couldn’t have been easier.
This bird flew from one of the rookery trees and just stayed on this rock.
All I could think was he needed a little peace.
Confidence, that best describes a Snowy. That and a bad attitude.
They will stand up to most other birds, regardless of size.
I guess you need confidence when you have big bright yellow feet.