SNAKE?? WHERE'S THE SNAKE??? (_best viewed large_)

Brenda Dow

Bonita Springs, United States

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It was inevitable, since living in Florida, that I would have an encounter with an alligator. I would love to do some CS3 stuff on this image but I can’t even look at it long enough to study what changes I might like to make!!! That being said….. on a trip to Shark Valley in the northern part of the Everglades, Florida, this fella was laying just around the corner. Ever been afraid of what might be around the corner??? LOL
Well, this did it for me………. shhhh……quiet now…. did you know they hiss…….. well, I thought it was the alligator…. but look just to the side of his snout…. and you will find a long striped snake…. yep….. I would have run if I had known…. a 2 for 1 moment!!!!
I did learn that a tram driver applies no brake until he comes to his turn around spot… lol…
there were ibis, herons, alligators of all sizes, wood storks and on and on, and he would stop the tram so we could see the hundreds of acres of sea grass…. but, nope….. not for birds or other things that go bump in the night!!!
The light on his face was shining between the two cars of the tram….. and I feel lucky to have this one as the guide was pointing off the other side. This alligator was just about 10 feet from me, then 8 feet, then 6 feet…….. but I was up in the tram that was open on the sides…. only a little rope to hold passengers in was between us!!!!
This was only one of the 17 or so alligators that we saw……
It was a great day with non-photographers….. but I try not to hold that against them, being non-photographers……
Well, I feel that this page has been opened long enough…. good night……………..
aka Jazzy

Sigma lens: 150 – 500mm
Fstop: 5.6
focal length: 150mm
exposure time: 1/200
hand held in a moving tram……:))

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