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Old Mar 3, 2010, 8:31 PM   #1
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This old guy was sunning himself for quite a while, just minding his own business not bothering anyone. Wish I could have gotten a better perspective on him but the terrain wouldn't let allow it. I also wish you could see this in full resolution, the rugged hide is something else.



I wish there was something in the frame to give you a better idea of his size... he was huge!
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The first one is a different angle - it's interesting. Wouldn't mind at all having a belt out of his hide, it looks like quite something, even at this resolution.
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I hope you used a long lens for those shots GW!
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Wow, just to be able to take these pictures... great shots! Ned
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Wow, good shots!

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Yah, and a couple wallets and handbags to boot. Nice shot, GW!

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Nice shots GW and more inspiration hope to do some shooting today
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I hope you used a long lens for those shots GW!
I agree...at least a 50-500 Bigma or a 1000mm Pentax ..at the very least...for that beast.

Up here the most dangerous reptile we see..is the occasional ornery snapping turtle.

That alligator in the pix looks like it could be an 'extra' in the movie Jurassic Park.

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I wish I could see it in full rez too! Dang... that booger must be huge.
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Thanks a bunch guys! I really appreciate the comments.
Harriet, yeah the first one is a bit different. I wasn't going to shoot it from the rear like that but, I thought the pattern on his back was kind of interesting. I only saw a few gators this time out, last year when we were here we saw a lot of them and on our walk back to the car as the sun was going down, along a 3 mile trail, I counted over 100 gators near the shore of the lake.

These were shot with the 55-300 @ 210 and 230mm respectively. I was about 20ft away in the first and maybe 30ft in the second one. I don't worry about getting too close, if one decides to go after me I just drop the camera and run like hell! I may not be able to out run him but, I know I can out run my wife so, I should be OK.

Hans, get on over to one of the lakes around there and you shouldn't have any problem finding a good shot at one or two.

Lou, I could go for a new wallet but, I'm not sure about the handbag. If I started carrying one of those the guys at work would probably laugh at me.


Gators are still protected but, have gotten so plentiful lately that they now issue a limited number of permits each year to hunt them. my supervisor went a couple years ago with a couple buddies and cam home with a pretty good size one.

Glad you all enjoyed the photos.
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