PIX 2015
Philip Lanoue

Philip Lanoue

Lives in United States Coastal South Carolina, United States
Works as a Beach Bum
Has a website at phillanoue.com
Joined on Feb 22, 2010

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On Egret Drops In in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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The Mick: Beautiful catch, Phil! Love the pose and reflection! ;o)
Mick

Hey thanks a million Mick, glad you liked it.
And hey! The spoonies are back! Check out my blog post from yesterday if you get a minute.
http://phillanoue.com/2015/08/18/fun-with-spoonbills/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 13:41 UTC
On Avians up close and personal challenge (4 comments in total)

Or what about a bird eating a fish?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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RuthC: Wow! That must have been an interesting sight, summicron, and your capture has earned you first place in 'BathTime! (Nature) challenge. Great colours, movement of the spoonbill as well as the 'dancing' waterdrops, and the overall enjoyment of this large bird playing in the bath. Ruth :-)

Super shot! Gotta love a spoonie having a nice splash!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
On Bath Time For Snowy in the Bath Time! (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, Philip Lanoue, on achieving second place in the 'Bath Time! (Nature) challenge. Your snowy egret is having a wonderful time splashing in the water. Contrast of colours and textures in the feathers and shiny water drops make this an excellent example of the theme. Ruth :-)

Thank you very much for your kind comments Ruth. It is actually fairly unusual to see a snowy egret behaving like that. I rarely see one enjoying a nice splash and bath. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
On Nice Catch in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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nzmacro: That's the sort of shot we live for. Excellent shot and work. Wish it was mine that shot. All the best and just love this. Danny.

Hey thanks very much Danny I greatly appreciate your kind comments!
I still managed to get two .05 votes though. Lol Never fails

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On Alligator Blowing Bubbles in the Bubbles in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Very nice.

Wow thanks very much, I'm glad you enjoyed this photo!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 19:04 UTC
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (155 comments in total)

I really don't need a constant reminder (and more photographic evidence) of my ever increasing bald spot on the back and top of my head but which looks even worse from above. Yikes

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 11:39 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: Fantastic shot. But are you sure this is a Raccoon? Looks quite big

Yes this alligator was thrashing and beating the living hell out of that raccoon. He was trying to break it up into smaller pieces for easier swallowing. I've seen them do this with large birds such as pelicans too. They will spend all day beating it up if they have to, and have been known to stash what remains of the carcass with the idea of coming back for it later. They also do indeed like larger prey softened and marinated in the water. Many times I have seen one crunching a crab and they will sort of chew on mouthfuls of small fish but gulp down larger single ones.
The raccoon in this case was long dead.
See many more alligator photos here:
http://phillanoue.com/alligator-photos/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Richard Poinvil: So who won?

I think our poor little raccoon friend has long since expired.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:50 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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adventurer69: Fantastic photo .

I appreciate that thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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dane dawg: Awesome

Thanks very much glad you liked it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Richard Poinvil: So who won?

Oh I think we all know the answer to that question. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Michael L NYC 99: This is quite a shot!

Thanks much I appreciate that!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:25 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is quite a confronting capture, Philip Lanoue, and a well-deserved win by you in this weekly challenge. It is amazingly clear, with great details and textures in both animals, as well as the turbulent waters. Often, I see a winning picture, and wish I'd been there to take it.... but not this one. Ruth :-)

Sometimes nature can indeed appear cruel and tough to watch but so it goes in nature. Thanks very much for the kind words Ruth!
See more from this series (if you dare) here:
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/
The eagle taking a little ducky was another tough one.
http://phillanoue.com/2015/02/03/baby-food/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:25 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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APenza: That is some shot. The raccoon does look a bit bloated and I wonder if it was already dead when the gator got it. Not that it make it that less gory though.

I did not see the gator take the raccoon so it's entirely possible the gator found it already dead. They sure do like them a nice dead thing. :-)
But there are a few more pics from this series here where it doesn't look as bloated in some.
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Chuck_FL: Stunning, wonderful, super pic Philip. The Gators I see don't move much, just suntan themselves. Got to be in the right place at right time. Beautiful capture and congrats on win.

Thanks very much, I hesitated at first going with this. Other times I have seen gators take large birds such as swans and pelicans but those turned out so gory the photos never saw the light of day.
See more from this series here: http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/
And tons more shots of gators in action on my wildlife photo blog.
phillanoue.com

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: Fantastic shot. But are you sure this is a Raccoon? Looks quite big

Thanks and yes it was a raccoon and a good size one too.
At first I thought the alligator had an otter because we gave seen a few of those in the area previously but this was indeed a raccoon.
See a few more from this series here:
http://phillanoue.com/2015/03/31/viewer-discretion-is-advised/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:14 UTC
On Snowy All In A Fluff in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: The breeze caught the fine feathers just at the same time as you caught this wonderful shot. A really lovely capture by you, Philip Lanoue, and well deserving of third place int this weekly challenge. Ruth :-)

Thanks very much Ruth I'm happy you enjoyed the snowy egret photo!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 12:15 UTC
On Launch Day in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Another spectacular capture by you, Philip Lanoue, and deserving of third place in this weekly challenge. Pelicans are SO un-aerodynamic, IMO, and you've captured this lumbering effort beautifully. The head, beak and chest are wonderfully sharp, while the wings show us that they are working overtime to get the payload launched. I really like the sparkle of waterdrops as the pelican rises. Ruth :-)

Thank you very much for the kind comments Ruth and I'm really happy you enjoyed seeing this pelican in action!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
On The Old Market Place. in the Mobile phone pic challenge (2 comments in total)

I really enjoyed this image, well done!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 2nd comment
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