I want to take some vacation time this year to do some long overdue nature photography (for future oil paintings). I am interested in seeing the coastal areas/bayous/swamps south of NOLA (as well as Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, etc.). Can anyone recommend areas to visit? They can be parks, wildlife areas, refuges, but also just roads for driving. I have never been to the area so I don't know what is the best time for doing this (spring, summer, fall, etc.).