Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Caged: In and On the Water

“Water is the driving force in nature.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

My recent visits to the zoo led me to photographing things

in or on the water.

Reflections are always something I look for when near the water.

Walking under the Trees
Walking under the Trees

 

Below the Tree
Below the Tree

 

Gliding Through Light
Gliding Through Light

I spent lots of time watching the seals, penguins, and otters frolicking in the the water.

Above and Below
Above and Below

I always check to see what the alligator is doing while visiting the zoo.  Most times I find the alligator submerged in murky, water or far from the range of my camera.  One day, this past week, I found him sunning himself on the sandy bank.

Smile
Smile

During one of my visits, I noticed flowers that had fallen from a Dragon Tree floating in the pool of water by the flamingos.  I photographed these flowers.  It wasn’t until I came home that I realized I should have photographed them using a long exposure in order to capture the motion of the swirling water and flowers.  On my next visit, later that week, I was sure to do just that.

The Journey of Fallen Flowers
The Journey of Fallen Flowers

I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of finding the unexpected in a place that is frequently photographed.  I hope you will take the time to look for the unexpected.

 

Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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