***Snake Warning- A few images of a snake are in this post***
Evacuations are just south of us and well for us it is to be determined if we stay or go. Rather than sit and ponder what Dorian is going to do or wait until my wife go the word to prep her office for the storm I decided a stroll at the park is necessary. One it would give me a bit of insight into what the critters are thinking about this storms tract and two I have not been in what felt like ages. I am going to break this up into several parts so this will be part one. I think I will start with the reptiles and what not .
The reflection of the turtle is what grabbed my eye with this shot. Next up is well a small Alligator sunning itself on the log.
I wanted to get a bit more closer to eye level with it so I laid down on the boardwalk and took a few shots.
This was the one that I like the best from the series. I am debating with myself on removing the grass in post processing. On one hand for the artistic value I want to but on the other I want to stay true to the scene. For now truth in the scene wins out.
While walking down the boardwalk I muttered out loud that I had not seen a snake lately. Well the gods heard my muttering.
These guys are non venomous and unless you are a frog,fish or rodent your safe from it.
It was pretty chill and just kept an eye on me. Unfortunately the cloud cover was thick and it was dark as all get out in the forest so my ISO was much higher than I would have liked.
I did try to get a bit lower to get a better perspective on it but the water was up just a tad bit and I did not want to stand or more likely sit in the water to get the image.
Green Anole was on a sign post and it was watching me intently so I grabbed a few shots before moving on.
A Great Egret caught my attention as it glided down the waterway. This was the first of a few wading birds that I saw today. The others will come in part 2.
After a trip into town to help my wife prep her office for the potential storm we came back. All I can say is today is not the day to speed or drive like an idiot. I think they have every cop working and on the road today. Hopefully the storm will stay far enough off shore that we just get a breeze but unfortunately we will not have a clear picture of the tract for at least 24 hours.