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My name is Dennis McClung and my passion is nature photography. All the photographs on My Site are shot with an Olympus E500 SLR Digital Camera. I use a variety of lenses including a Zuiko 70mm-300mm telephoto lens.
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This months gallery is quite graphic! I came upon this gator who had just taken a full size deer from the water's edge. I was standing on the bridge that crosses the river inside the park and this guy was making slow circles around and in front of a growing crowd of people. This went on for nearly an hour as he appeared to be showing off his catch. It was very sureal!
I just put together a gallery of bucks in different stages of antler growth. Some of these guys look pretty goofy.
How about something different this month!
During the 1980's I spent most of my free time sailing around Tampa Bay, Florida. Although I have owned and sailed many boats through the years, by far my favorite was the boat I built from scratch. A friend turned me on to the plans and as you will see in the photo gallery, it is a 1800's designed "Friendship Sloop" (although I altered the plans to create a cutter rig). The photos are pretty old but they still tell a great story. (Thank God for photoshop) Just click on the photo to view the entire gallery.
This bobcat was so preoccupied with a group of turkeys he didn't even notice me sneaking up on him. Once he spotted me I was so close he froze. But only for split second, then he was gone!
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This gator got more than He bargained for when He grabbed this plecostomus. (Tropical fish that is overtaking the lake and river) If you look closely you can see the fishing line wrapped around his upper jaw and going into his mouth.
This month's Fan Favorite!
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Most of the photographs you will see on My Site were shot at Myakka River State Park in Florida. Which is where you'll find me 2 or 3 mornings a week riding My bike along the trails in search of peace, tranquility and the occasional awesome photo.
This little guy was sleeping in the grass when I walked up on him. His mom was about 70 yards away feeding and she didn't seem to concerned with me taking pics of her baby. The little guy got up, walked aroung in a circle and layed back down right where he was. I guess his mom told him not to leave that spot!
Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks. The "Florida Wild and Scenic Myakka River" flows through 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies and woodlands. The park is famous for its diverse wildlife. You can see alligators, deer, wild pigs and wading birds from the park drive year-round. In the winter, ducks and shorebirds feed in the shallows as bald eagles and ospreys fish from above. Sandhill cranes nest along the water's edge. Twelve miles of the Wild and Scenic River flow through the park.
It's spring in the park and Mom is teaching her youngster about the perils of crossing the road!
Not all the wildlife at the park is as ferocious as a 16 foot gator or as majestic as a wise old owl. This small but incredibly beautiful butterfly gave me a perfect pose.
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I had a tough time getting this photo. These little guys just refused to hold still and get their picture taken! Turkey vanity maybe?
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This big guy caught himself a fish for breakfast. I had a pretty big gator attack a fish that I caught while fishing one day. I was reeling it in and he actually came right up on the bank with my fish in his mouth. After laying there for about 30 seconds with me shaking his head up and down trying to dislodge the fish/hook, he made a quick twist of his head and snapped the line taking the fish and the hook! Funny thing was, he just backed into the water and waited for me to catch him another one.
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