Sunday, April 13, 2008

I Shot The Gator!!



With my camera! I shot this one on Friday, April 11th, in the early evening. I didn't realize what a good shot I had until I checked this morning. I'm still trying for a better close-up of the big guy though - I went over twice today, looking for the redhead, I mean the gator, but no luck! When the gator sensed me near, he jumped into the pond. The reflection is of an office building on Champions Gate Boulevard. The pond sits between the entranceway to the hotel and the boulevard - that's how close he is to society, lol.

One may think that when the redhead sensed me near, she ran. I don't believe it though!!




George Townboy, I mean, Champ Townboy, Gator Hunter! LOL

15 comments:

Carletta said...

That's too close to a gator for me!
Great shot though!

I emailed you...hope you got it!

Champ Townboy said...

Carletta: I did, thanks! Glad you like the pic!

Sonia said...

Wow! Just amazing photo! Love also the reflection on water! Beautiful!

Champ Townboy said...

Sonia: Thank you so much!

Uma por Dia said...

You did It: fantastic shot with two amazing residents!
Isnt that the red head runing to the water?

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting shot. I like reflections but not with gators lolling about. MB

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh you couldn't ask for a better shot with so much happening. The reflections are superb and catching the egret ready to fly off should the gator approach, is awesome. Well done George!

Champ Townboy said...

Uma Por Dia: Thank you!! I saw the redhead flying over to Coca's place! LOL

MB: That gator is afraid of Champ Townboy, Gator Hunter ... you're safe with me!! LOL

Janice: Thank you!! If I could only be that lucky when picking the numbers!!

dot said...

That's a beautiful shot! Dumb me actually thought you had killed on when I read your post title.

babooshka said...

That's a beautiful reflections, and some scary gator.

Dottie said...

We were just in Florida for vacation last week and I got some gator shots too...although I am NOT going to claim to be gator hunter! No way siree. As a visitor to Florida, I found it fascinating that gators shared the same space with the humans, however I would not want to live there for that reason.

Andrea said...

I love reflection and you captured this well.

I came to visit your Sky Watch Friday picture and am so excited with your blog.

Champ Townboy said...

Dot: I tricked you, it's acceptable, lol!

Babooshka: Thank you ... he doesn't scare me!! lol

Dottie: Up close and personal!! They only bother you if they're hungry! lol

Andrea: I appreciate that so much!! Thank you!

Neva said...

We once went golfing where there were gators and I was not amused! Had to use what we call gator balls....they think your ball is an egg so you shouldn't look for them near the water or in it......good for you to get such a nice shot, though!

ritalounge said...

Congratulations! Outstanding reflection!