Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Orton Plantation: Alligator 2 by LAlight Orton Plantation: Alligator 2 by LAlight
A juvenile alligator floats in a lagoon on the grounds of the Orton Plantation. It had just rained, and the sun was behind the clouds, which made for a much darker looking shot.

Orton Plantation
Winnabow, NC

**This photograph won Honorable Mention in the Reptiles and Amphibians category of the 2009 Wildlife in North Carolina Photography Contest and was published in the January 2010 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina. [link] **

The same alligator with the sun shining:
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2009-12-17
Orton Plantation: Alligator 2 by ~wvdolphin This is just really something, the clarity and depth really comes alive in this shot, just a very technically sound shot of a Gator who seems to be on the prowl. ( Featured by kkart )
:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture!
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
Reply
:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
Reply
:iconengine711:
Engine711 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great photo!
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
Reply
Flagged as Spam
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :)
Reply
:iconshadows-in-twilight:
Shadows-in-Twilight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work has been featured in my journal [link] :love:
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeeeeeeeeeee .......... Need I say more .......... Tis clearly the path for you ............... Exceptional ! :)
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
:blush: So sweet of you, Bob.
Reply
:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Wow, beautiful!
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
Reply
:iconttm77:
TTM77 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this composition is better than the other shot.
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, so do I. ;)
Reply
:iconfaythalie:
Faythalie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Oh my goodness! Such an amazing shot! :love:
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
Reply
:iconfaythalie:
Faythalie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
You're welcome! :D
Reply
:iconfayxedward:
FayXEdward Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Nice shot!

I linked to your photo here:
[link]
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks!
Reply
:iconfayxedward:
FayXEdward Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
your welcome!
Reply
:iconputyourbravefaceon:
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Featured here: [link] . :peace:
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature!
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
Reply
:iconflowersofcarnage:
flowersofcarnage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
No problem
Reply
:iconstarrysurrealism:
starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Photographer
Wow! What a great shot! Perfect capture! :)
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :D
Reply
:iconstarrysurrealism:
starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome :aww:
Reply
:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
I have seen some alligator and camien shots that are pretty cool but the smooth water really makes this picture. I don't know if you did it in post processing but it works to the advantage in this photo. :thumbsup: :)
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
I wish I had the skill to have done it in post processing! This is actually how the water looked. A very violent thunderstorm had just passed, so the water was all churned up and murky, the sky was dark, and it made for a terrific atmosphere. Thanks for the comment. :)
Reply
:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Not a problem! it is a great shot!
Reply
:iconmyrli:
Myrli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
OMG GRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
Reply
:iconmyrli:
Myrli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome
Reply
:iconthefirstrain:
thefirstrain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Photographer
Rawr~
Reply
:iconkeikuina:
Keikuina Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   Digital Artist
It looks really nice. I like alligators :la:
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconlord-natahan:
lord-natahan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Eccellent shot. The lighting is just great as is the subject.
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. It really all came together perfectly!
Reply
:iconravenstear:
RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the inky blackness to the water except where the light hit. I think it adds a Jaws like creepiness to it, yet, it still remains a beautiful shot as well.
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the comment!
Reply
:iconravenstear:
RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
You're very welome :D
Reply
:icondragonscreations:
DragonsCreations Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   General Artist
wonderful picture, and congrats on the DD!=)
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! :)
Reply
:icondragonscreations:
DragonsCreations Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   General Artist
you are welcome!=)
Reply
:icongekkoukitsune:
GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
ooohhh cool this was from NC that's where I'm from too
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
Reply
:iconlazarcotoron:
LazarCotoron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta' love gators. One of the coolest animals in North America.
Reply
:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
It was very cool indeed to see one in the wild!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
July 26, 2009
Image Size
79.8 KB
Resolution
900×541
Thumb

Stats

Views
9,126
Favourites
721 (who?)
Comments
111
×