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.
Yesterday afternoon our good pal Mr. A seemed to be in a good mood when he came floating over to my side of the marsh pond to say hello.
I of course can’t tell for sure, but I do wonder what he’s thinking…
Love your photos, Phil – another excellent one!
Hey thanks Mary! So glad to know you like the photos!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! Kind of hard to judge his mood though. 🙂
Thanks much for looking and commenting!
Spectacular photo of Mr. A! I love the play on textures.
What are the two knob like things in his reflection at the front of his mouth?
Well I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing our alligator friend!
I think those are reflections of his nostrils, which are extending a bit out and over from his actual nose. 🙂
He’s thinking, of course, “I wonder if Phil tastes like chicken?”
Great, intensely-focused photo!
I don’t think he wants to gnaw on me, I’m too gristly and chewy. 🙂
Thanks for checking out our gator friend!
🙂 You’re welcome, always a pleasure.
I’m still chuckling over the chicken comment. Not to worry Phil, the reason the gator has those big teeth is to deal with a little chewy
The part that always worries me is how they feel compelled to go into a ‘death roll’ whenever they latch into something good sized. I strongly suspect I would find being on the receiving end of that most unpleasant.
Anyway, the last laugh is on him. He was feeding at the edge of the marsh later and I saw him catch something that appeared to turn out to be a stick. So he can just chew on that. Ha!
And yes I have pics!
This is one pretty interesting angle… Mr.A looks like a super submarine 🙂
Hey that’s a good description! Super Submarine! I think we have his new nickname, thanks! 🙂
Amazing image! I agree with Mary, I think he looks like he’s in a good mood because he just found dinner. 😉
He was recently dining on some fish so a full belly would indeed put our boy in a good mood. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the photo!
Phil, that is a fantastic angle. Just an unbelievable photo. He looks almost disembodied. Something out of a sci-fi film for sure.
Well I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing our gator friend. When the water is like that I always hope an alligator will come gliding in and I purposely try to capture scenes like this.
He probably wanted to ask if he had any spinach stuck in his teeth. 😮
Well he always does want to look good for pictures so that’s entirely possible. 🙂
He thinks, “Does Nia Love Me?” 🙂 amazing shot. Than k you dear Phil, love, nia
You should come visit him, he would love to see you! 🙂
Oh… maybe! But I love him in your photographs 🙂 seems so lovely and friendly!
What a photo! He doesn’t look real….Great shot, amazing shot!!
He is likely impressed with himself and stopped briefly to allow me to capture his portrait in a flattering setting.
Thanks, glad you liked the shot!
Bravo, Phil! Take a bow! 🙂
I’m usually too busy swatting at mosquitoes to bow, but I truly appreciate the kind words! 🙂
Thanks very much for looking and commenting!
😃 I’m quite familiar with the mosquitos myself, I’m afraid ….
I’m a mosquito magnet, and now there is some crazy new disease they are bringing to our area that we have to worry about. Yikes!
Mr. A: “Hey You! Come here you…”
Phil, give him a big pat on the head for us, will ya’?!
I would love to give him a pat on the head and maybe a nice little scritch between the ears, kitty style.
But where are his ears?!? 🙂
That’s a very striking picture, Phil!
Well thanks a bunch Maggie, glad you liked seeing the big guy!
WOW amazing image Phil.
I appreciate the kind words Edith, thanks much!
Superb pic – and weirdly disconcerting! RH
Oh he excels at looking disconcerting.
Thanks for looking!
Yes, I think he might be in a good mood! Get a load of those eyes….. glad his good mood didn’t include rushing out at you.
Good mood? Can’t count on it!! Sometimes I think they enjoy messing with humans with that lazy golden stare!
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