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.
On a recent evening in the salt marsh, an egret, a spoonbill, and an alligator all keep busy hunting for dinner.
Neither the egret or the spoonbill were on the dinner menu for this young alligator however. He would more likely be after a nice crunchy crab or a mouthful of fresh fish.
Great photo but where’s the joke? I thot the first paragraph was setting up a great joke.
I need to hire a comedy writer.
I hit a wall trying to come up with an appropriate joke for this. Some days you have it, some days you don’t.
Feel free to add any humorous captions that come to mind. It’s gotta be better then anything I came up with today.
I think that Lyle was looking for something like, “An egret, a spoonbill, and an alligator walked into a bar for a few drinks and ran up quite a tab. The alligator had a few coins and the egret had only a couple of dollars, so the roseate ended up paying–everyone know that they always have big bills.”
See?!? Now *this* is the kind of material I need! Great job Mike! ⭐ 🍸
🙂 My friends would warn you not to encourage me–I have an endless supply of bad puns and word plays.
Those are the best kind. 😀
Great image, Phil. They all look to be minding their own business. 🙂
They are all getting along fine and everybody is happy!
“Just passing through”! Your evening light is beautiful, Phil!
The light is nice out there that time of evening. 🙂
Great lighting and clarity in this shot! I’ve sometimes seen the egrets, and other larger birds like this, intimidate and chase away smallish gators. Maybe this guy is just trying to “look casual”.
Nice joke, Mike!
These guys are more inclined to follow the gator around as it stirs up the fish and shrimp into a panic making them easier to catch for the birds. They like seeing Mr. Alligator!
Yes, young Mr. A appears to be on the lookout for something else. Interesting how the birds see him, but are not alarmed. I like this trio!
Some of the birds are happy to see an alligator out there because the gator will get the fish and shrimp all stirred up and that makes them easier to catch. Funny to see three such different species in one shot I thought.
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