Crocodile At J.N. Ding Darling NWR

This is from a trip to J.N.Ding Darling NWR in May of 2005. We were surprised to see a Crocodile along the Wildlife Drive. They had people there to make sure people did not get close to it and also to keep an eye on where it might go next. It was interesting to see such a large Crocodile there, just sunning on the shoreline. Also it seemed to keep it’s mouth open the whole time showing off it’s menacing Large teeth! Back then I was using a Canon 1D mkII with a 100-400mm lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter. The featured image was taken @385mm with a 100-400mm lens @ 385mm.

Crocodile, 2 image panoroma @ 560mm, Canon 1D mkII, 100-400mm, 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile @ 385mm, Canon 1D mkII, 100-400mm, 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile @ 140mm, Canon 1D mkII, 100-400mm, 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile @ 560mm, Canon 1D mkII, 100-400mm, 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile Front Leg @ 560mm, 100-400mm with 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile Back Leg @ 560mm, 100-400mm with 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile Portrait, 3 image pano @350mm, 100-400mm with 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkII,
100-400mm w/ 1.4X Teleconverter
Crocodile Portrait, 3 image pano @330mm for slightly taller image, 100-400mm with 1.4x Teleconverter
Crocodile Portrait, 385mm, 100-400mm with 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkII

Snowy Egret Early AM

These images are from a previous trip years ago to J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida. It is one of our favorite places to visit when we are in Florida. We were walking early in the morning on the Indigo Trail which is off the Wildlife Drive. Usually there are quite a few Egrets & Herons there feeding in the am. The problem photographing in the early am there is it quite dark being in the shade from all the trees & vegetation above. After I took the featured image, I wanted to include the Snowy Egret’s reflection in the water. So I shot 2 vertical images to combine in Photoshop for a long vertical Panorama to include the reflection.

Snowy Egret – 2 vertical images Panorama,
400mm DO Lens with 1.4X Teleconverter, 1D mkIV, Blended in Photoshop

Immature Black-Crowned Night Heron

I found this Immature Black-Crowned Night-Heron hidden in the shade along the trees off Wildlife Drive at J.N. Ding Darling NWR. I was using a 100-400mm lens @400mm. Luckily it did not go deeper into the trees as another one did that was next to it.

Immat_BNH_400mm_1-4_lens 7D_MG_0246 cropImmat_BCNH_DD_400mm_1-4Lens _MG_0244 cropImmat_BCNH_DD_1-4Lens_400mm_v1_MG_0242 crop

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