|See the large alligator in the photo above?|
|I don't think I have ever shot this rear view of a gator's head before.|
I like it.
While I was grunting this one in, (and marveling that she fell for it), there was a commotion out in the reeds.
I switched from still shots to video in time to catch a much larger, much more cranky, alligator charging towards my location.
So the video is a bit jerky ... I wasn't expecting that.
Now, some might say, "Gee, FC, you're a real gator whisperer. You just called that big mama right to ya'!"
I think the real truth may be that she was just irritated by my poor imitation of a baby gator.
You know, like that feeling you get when you hear some sports announcer idiot or a college kid on the local NPR station mispronnounce word after word, and you just want to smite them?
Whatever the reason, she was impressive, even at a distance.
This trip to the wide open prairie, this gator, the grainy non HD video, and some missed shots have finally pushed me over the edge and I think it's time for a new camera.
I found the sales receipt yesterday, and my super reliable Sony Cybershot DSC-H5, 12x zoom, 7.2 mp camera is 6 years old.
The time has come.