Basking In His Reflection: Alligator

An Alligator frequently occupies this spot in one of Magnolia Plantation’s garden ponds. I had stayed out on the dike longer than I had intended on this afternoon and it was nearly sundown when I headed for my car.

Alligator and Reflection
Alligator and Reflection

I did have to stop for this nearly perfect reflection opportunity even though there wasn’t much light.

Alligator and Reflection
Alligator and Reflection

Rising From The Pond, Three Artsy Views

This dead tree trunk with its roots sticking up was laid out in a pond where a dike made a sharp turn giving me different options for angles and reflections.

The first view shows off the “spines” made of the tree limbs and green reflections from a tree line, making the whole thing look like a prehistoric monster.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

From a bit further on the spines are hidden, there was no background reflection and I got the impression of antlers.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view

From the far side, reeds at the edge of the pond came into play and the shifting clouds made an interesting reflection.

Drift Wood in Pond
Drift Wood in Pond – click on image for larger view