I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
An alligator glides slowly through the widgeon grass just prior to sunset in the marsh pond tonight.
Colourful and eerily ominous. I’d hate to see the next scene in the movie.
Thanks a million, I appreciate your reaction to this photo because that’s the impression I was hoping to capture. I was walking away from this guy when I turned around and noticed what the back lit setting sunlight was doing to the scene and grabbed just a couple shots before a cloud changed everything.
The bi-tone lighting does add mystery to the scene and makes it a little otherworldly! Very pretty!
Well thanks Judy, I’m glad you liked my evening alligator shot!
Very ominous looking. I hope all the birds are on high alert.
I believe they are indeed on high alert. We have had five swans in the pond for almost two months but once the alligators started to get active those swans wisely left in a hurry. I suspect it was the first time they ever saw alligators.
Breathtaking! I love the silvery effect and the emotion of calmness.
Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed this gator photo!
Oh those colours! He looks like an atomic sub I saw in Portsmouth harbour – very sinister!
He does look like a stealth sub prowling the waters for an unsuspecting victim!
I don’t know…it just seems peaceful to me, but maybe I am not seeing the threat in the image. Love the late evening color and the texture of the water.
It actually was quite peaceful Steve. This guy was just floating along minding his own business and enjoying his evening. Well, at least that’s what I think he was doing.
Man, wasn’t it dangerous to take this picture? Your comment sounds like a beginning of a story. How does it continue?
Not at all dangerous. Alligators like this are not aggressive toward people and this one would likely prefer I wasn’t even around. They mostly just wish to be left alone.
This was how I left him last night so I suspect the story will continue today.
Thanks for looking!
I ,too, only saw the peacefulness and beautiful colors.
Funny, how we all interpret scenes in different ways.
Well it truly was a peaceful scene. That alligator wasn’t bothering anybody including some baby gators I saw out there and a few green and tricolor herons. All enjoyed a quiet evening.
Glad he didn’t look like he was focused directly toward you for a last snack prior to the sun disappearing!
The water looks like liquid giitter. He’s quite a contrast to that! 🙂
He was not interested in me at all, in fact he likely was if anything, hoping I would go away.
The water does get interesting and colorful during the evening and I’m not sure why it gets this way but I have seen that many times.
Such fabulous light, Phil!
I really enjoy the evenings out there when even the backlighting can boften make the scene more colorful and interesting.
Stunning colours on the water, Phil. Beautiful!
Thanks much for the kind comment Lucy!
Fantastica, che bello il gioco di colori riflessi nell’acqua mentre il coccodrillo si è immerso!!!
Great colors and and nice shot.
Amazing how beautiful it looks.
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