'14 42mm'

Diving Alligator in Alexander by Phils1stPix “Wait, watch this…”

Before showing off some impressive moves and agileturns, a floating alligator dips below the surface to see what’s coming.

Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Ocala National Forest
Lake County Florida
Olympus OM-D E-M5
14-42mm II Lens
PT-EP08 Underwater Housing,
PPO-EP01 Lens Port
& 14-42mm Zoom Gear

“I’m Ready for My Close-up” in Manatee Springs by Phils1stPix While this beast didn’t seem interested in coming out to play, it didn’t mind hanging out for a little while, even with the pesky light invading it’s hiding spot.

Florida Common Snapping Turtle
Manatee Springs State Park
Chiefland Florida
Olympus OM-D E-M5
14-42mm II Lens
PT-EP08 Underwater Housing,
PPO-EP01 Lens Port
& 14-42mm Zoom Gear
Sea Life Sea Dragon 2000 Underwater Photo Light

Coming Out to Play in Peacock by Phils1stPix Sometimes patience pays off, and after hiding along this Cypress Buttress, this cooter finally came out for it’s moment in the sun.

Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park
Suwannee County, Florida, USA
Olympus OM-D E-M5
14-42mm II Lens
PT-EP08 Underwater Housing,
PPO-EP01 Lens Port
& 14-42mm Zoom Gear

Still Swirling in Silver Glen by Phils1stPix Looking down into the deep, it’s hard to see past all those Stripers and get a sense just how low it goes down there.

Apparently, they do counterclockwise on alternate Wednesdays.

Silver Glen Springs
Ocala National Forest
Marion County Florida, USA
Olympus OM-D E-M5
14-42mm II Lens
PT-EP08 Underwater Housing,
PPO-EP01 Lens Port
& 14-42mm Zoom Gear
Sea Life Sea Dragon 2000 Photo/Dive Light

Hey guys,
To keep Portraits of America going, I need to sell all my gear as quickly as possible. I figured this would be faster and easier than using Craigslist, and the stuff will go to people connected to the project. If you’ve been thinking about buying any of the items below, now is your chance to get a great deal from a desperate man. You will also own the lenses used to capture all these portraits. Most of them come with cases or pouches, boxes, hoods, caps, etc.
Please, send me a direct message. If you live in the general New England area, I will probably meet you in person and give you a big hug.
This is a one-time opportunity only because the next time I’ll be selling a kidney.

From left to right:
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG (for Canon)
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (Micro Four Thirds System)
Panasonic Lumix 20 f/1.7 Aspherical (Micro Four Thirds System)
Olympus Pen EP-1
(not in the picture) Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN (for Sony E)


In a tight spot