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Old Mar 11, 2009, 8:15 PM   #1
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I missed the picture I should have gotten. I should have taken a pic of all the other photographers standing there waiting to get an action shot of this gator having an evening meal. there were about 8 of us lined up on the bank waiting for this Egret to wonder to close to the gator. we watched for about 5 min with our finger ready on the triger as the Egret kept getting closer and closer... it got really tense as the Egret got within inches of the gator... we knew it would be only a matter of moments before sudden death... then it happened... the Egret turned and walk away! the gator never even blinked. It left us all feeling kind of let down be cause we didn't get that once in a lifetime shot but, also glad that the egret lived to see another day.


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Old Mar 11, 2009, 9:42 PM   #2
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Great story! That sure got me laughing! And you are right - getting a quick shot of all of the other photographers would have been a humorous shot. Guess your gator just wasn't hungry...
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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thats an interesting shot in itself
you can feel the tension

i am glad to hear the egret got to live another day
it seems it really backed its reflexes

our zoos 4.5 metre crocodile only gets fed once a week, usually a couple of chickens
and then only in summer, it goes through winter with no food
(11.45 on a Sunday if any one wants to see it, no guarantees though)
so maybe it wasnt hungry
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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Great story! That sure got me laughing! And you are right - getting a quick shot of all of the other photographers would have been a humorous shot. Guess your gator just wasn't hungry...
You're right Harriet, sometimes we're so intent on the moment we forget to look for the other opportunities that present themselves.
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 7:34 PM   #5
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Funny story :lol: Yep, one of the things they taught us in the photography class I took, turn around, look up, look down, basically look at the unusual place for a shot. It certainly would have been funny to get the look on their faces when the egret walked away!

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Funny story :lol: Yep, one of the things they taught us in the photography class I took, turn around, look up, look down, basically look at the unusual place for a shot. It certainly would have been funny to get the look on their faces when the egret walked away!

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Good one GW! Like Gumnut said sure is tension in that Shot


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Hi GW,

Great shot!! Although I really like to get shots of birds hunting and fishing, and I truly believe that the nature photographer needs to remain apart from the fortunes of nature, I'm VERY happy that the bird walked away unharmed.

Herons and Egrets are very formidable birds, but it looks like it would just have been a snack for that gator. . .

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Great shots. Ian feel the suspense and tension. I think the egret knew what it was doing.
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 7:35 PM   #10
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Hey Scott, Hey Daniel,
Thanks Guys. I think your right Scott, like one of them little finger sandwich thingies, hardley worth the trouble!
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