Saturday, April 10, 2010
Okeechobee, Birds, Clouds and Other Mysteries
The trip up to Okeechobee started out fine. We saw some common grackle birds at this rest stop. I also saw a huge turtle, but I was so startled I dropped the camera.
Things started to get a little strange
We came upon these beautiful birds on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation. I tried to catch them in flight as you will see over the next couple of shots.
So after this shot my attention was drawn to the ground by a sound- I looked down to see an alligator about 4 feet away! Well I'm not sure who was more shocked because as I was leaping into the car (fortunately I left the door open) it splashed back into the canal. What a reminder to be alert while enjoying nature- even while bird watching!
Steel blue palms and grey clouds captured through a solarized lens. I thought I'd lighten things up a bit after the close encounter!
Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
I am not sure why, but this is my favorite shot of the day.
This is a wonderful bag Julija made for me. I love how the skeletons come "alive" in the solarized filter.
More wonderful clouds and then....
Angry Face in the Clouds -
It looks like it might eat that van.