Sunday, February 14, 2010

Self Portrait, with Alligator


From my recent trip to the Everglades. Yes, the alligators are that close (I had to back up as I was using a long lens).

(As always, click on the image to bigafy it.)

21 comments:

Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

Wonderful Prehistoric canvas, when is your funeral, after getting that close,

Anonymous said...

Hey Steve..welcome back to our winter wonder land! Hope the skies were clear and you were able to do lots of observing. Nice self portrait!

Chesney said...

Spectacular....wow, that's like no self portrait I've ever seen! Unique and hair raising!! Love it!

Chesney said...

We just posted a new mini assignment-self portraits....what a coincedence...pop over to the virtual photowalk page and put your self portrait on Mr Linky to share...
I just love how creative this is...here is the post...
http://2010virtualphotowalk.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/self-portraits-mini-assignment-2/

mljrbg said...

Steve, that is fabulous!! Very unique. Hope the rest of your trip went well.

LauraHinNJ said...

This is really, really awesome Steve... I just love it!

Zen Photographic Workshops said...

Awesome Steve! Love the gaiter shots.

Sherrie said...

Hi Steve,
Awesome shot! You look totally relaxed being that close to an alligator. I'm afraid I would be a bit nervous. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Anonymous said...

A knockout! This is so fine and a bit scary too. Hope you had a fun and rewarding trip.

top5cats said...

Very cool Steve!

~Val said...

Whoa! Very cool!! Glad that lens had a long reach!

Edmund said...

Crazy image. I don't know if I could have taken my eyes off the gator to look thru the viewfinder. Went to college at Univ. of Fla. and we used to feed the gator's at the lake behind the married housing apartments. Really fun.

Anonymous said...

Very original, and we can see what he has his eyes on.

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea and execution (pardon the pun!).

Anonymous said...

My goodness! What a shot! Wow! Hard way to get a self-portrait if you ask me Steve! Appreciate it, though. Nice capture, or was it? Think you'd have a long way to go to capture that bugger!

Sue said...

WOW!..just that...WOW!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that is just SO clever! What a great idea. And Wow, what a shot!

Madelaine said...

That is AWESOME Steve!!!! Was that planned or serendipitous?

MevetS said...

@ Madelaine: Both. I've other images where if I look closely, I can just make out an some identifying characteristic of myself. So I am always looking for such a reflection.

But I did not take this image expecting to get such a good reflection of myself.

So, expected serendipity!

Madelaine said...

Thanks for answering.
It's an amazing image!

Christina. Sweden said...

Interesting frame for a self-portrait :-), and a bit dangerous to I guess