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Old May 15, 2009, 3:41 PM   #1
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I was photographing some young Morrehen Chicks from one side of the levee in Lxahatchee. Something told me to look behind me, directly behind me a fairly big Gator was coming over the other side of the levee. I moved to one side, so as not to become part of the food chain, and took the first shot. Then moved a little further to take additional shots. My being there did not phase this Gator in the least.

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Old May 15, 2009, 4:04 PM   #2
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Wow Ed!
Sometimes it pays to listen to that little small voice.
Those are awesome pix
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Old May 15, 2009, 7:11 PM   #3
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Telephoto lens I hope.

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Old May 15, 2009, 8:15 PM   #4
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Ed,

I don't know how many mm there were between you and the gator but it can never be enough... Those are seriously nice shots of nasty looking reptile.

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Now that would make you jump when you turned around. Glad you spotted that one before it got too close. Nice shots.

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Old May 15, 2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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I guess you knew to watch out for the tail - when it is on land, it can be more dangerous than the jaws.
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Wow, he looks looks like he's smiling, happy to meet you or eat you.
Terrific shots.
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Telephoto lens I hope.

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No telephoto exists that is going to get me close enough to one of these guys for this intimate of a shot. Very nicely shot.

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Regardless of the distance, no amount of shake reduction would allow me to get those crisp shots, I'm not verysteady while on the run. Nicely done. I just took Lxahatchee off my Bucket List
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Sometimes I'm jealous of you who have that much wildlife around,
sometimes ... ok here I've got some real mixed feelings.
Would and wouldn't wanna meet that one when I'm out with my camera.

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