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    A Few Birds And An Alligator

    I shot these last week at my favorite nature reserve. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Great Blue Heron, hatchling and nest

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    White Morph of the Little Blue Heron

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    Palm Warbler

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    American Alligator, this guy was big, really big... between 12 to 14 feet long.

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    Just one word Joe - superb !

    Actually a question too - what's happened to the alligator's tail ?

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    Nice job, Joe. I really like the Warbler.

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    Beautiful images Joe - like Dave I was wondering about the Alligators tail but i assume it is in the water to the left of the image?

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    Yeah Joe, the Palm Warbler gets my vote. Nice work.

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    Very nice! Enjoyed as usual. I suppose that gator might have a few birds IN his tummy...

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    Superb set, superb.

    Those little herons grow fast.

    The gator is certainly hoping to get a meal but there are no KFCs there to hand birds to him on a platter.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Just to echo what others have suggested - This is wildlife photography of the highest quality. I think all of these are of publishable standard.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Just one word Joe - superb !

    Actually a question too - what's happened to the alligator's tail ?

    Dave
    Hello Dave, thank you for viewing and commenting. This alligator has a full tail, the tip is turned away so not visible in the image. I have seen them with part of a tail missing, I assume bitten off.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nice job, Joe. I really like the Warbler.
    Thanks Paul, very much appreciated. That warbler was flitting around catching insects. I pre-focused on the branch and waited for it to use it after catching one. Although it took a while before the branch was used, the image speaks that the wait was well spent.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by HAZZA View Post
    Beautiful images Joe - like Dave I was wondering about the Alligators tail but i assume it is in the water to the left of the image?
    Hello Harry, thank you for commenting. Your assumption is correct, the tail is in the water bent and not showing.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by kaneohebud View Post
    Yeah Joe, the Palm Warbler gets my vote. Nice work.
    Thanks Bud, very much appreciated.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingSquirrel View Post
    Very nice! Enjoyed as usual. I suppose that gator might have a few birds IN his tummy...
    Hello Matt, thank you for viewing and commenting. That gator is very well fed and probably eats whatever it ambushes.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Superb set, superb.

    Those little herons grow fast.

    The gator is certainly hoping to get a meal but there are no KFCs there to hand birds to him on a platter.
    Hello Bobo, the little one is growing fast. I try to go there weekly to follow progress. The last time Dottie and I were there we felt heartbroken because the nest appeared empty. Then mom arrived and the little one rose to squack for food. That is what the image shows.

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    Re: A Few Birds And An Alligator

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Just to echo what others have suggested - This is wildlife photography of the highest quality. I think all of these are of publishable standard.
    Thank you Donald, very much appreciated.

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