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Old Mar 18, 2004, 5:41 PM   #11
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This is great shot. Where in Florida did you take this. My wife and I will be spending a week on Sanibel Islnd and thinking of going to the Everglades. Is this shot anywhere near there?

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Nice nature shot and good contrast, per this challenge. I you familiar with Clyde Butcher's work??????????????????

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Old Mar 18, 2004, 6:42 PM   #13
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No Sanibel is on the west coast and I am in Palm Beach County on the east coast. These pictures were taken at the Loxahatchee wildlife refuge, about 10 minutes from my house. All of south florida has millions of gators though, so I can almost guarantee you will see many of them. Just take a trip inland, and if you can take an airboat ride, lots of fun and usually lots of gators too. Over Sanibel way the original Indians were the Calusa and they built many shell mounds, lots of photo posibilitys there I would think.
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Nice nature shot and good contrast, per this challenge. I you familiar with Clyde Butcher's work??????????????????

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No but would enjoy looking at it if you can send a link..
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Old Mar 18, 2004, 7:08 PM   #15
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I will go along with everyone and say nice shot, good cropping but I have to admit I fail to see the contrast. In fact the stripes on the baby gator tend to camouflage and lesson the contrast.

I like the shot and the subject but miss the contrast :?:
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Just as there's the contrast in size between you and your baby, there's the same thing here with the alligators. Additionally, there's a more subtle contrast in that we view alligators as dangerous and even, at times, vicious, but here's this dangerous, vicious creature carefully tending her young.
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here's this dangerous, vicious creature carefully tending her young.
good point...I have to admit I was just being a jokester when I entered my avatar as an example of contrast but as I was driving home from dinner I realized the most simple example of contrast in this picture was obviously size. In fact the mother is so large it was difficult to realize the contrast there.

I much prefer your example in the quote though.
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That 1st shot is awesome, Jim. The 2nd isn't bad either. I bet if you could have backed off a little more, you might have got Steve Irwin (the croc hunter) in the shot.
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You have no reason to be shy about posting - your photos are fantastic! I love these. The first was great - the second just blew me away. To get two little babies like that, from that vantage point - wow!
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How did you get them to do that?

Come on.... simple answer. You walk out into the water, tap on the mother gator head and tell her to stay. Then you pickup the baby and set it on the mothers head. Don't forget to tell the baby to stay also. Walk back about 4 feet and take the photo.

Simple. You can do it! :lol:
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