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Seriously, It's a Nightclub Entrance


Seriously, It's a Nightclub Entrance
Photo Information
Copyright: Hubert Weldon (gravatar69) (51)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Reptiles, Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 100-300mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 11:42
Viewed: 4422
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The title is a nod to an old Loony Toon. Seriously, I photographed this rascal a few minutes before he gave a stupid tourist with a digicam a scare. I was much to close for comfort and I was using a very long lens. He was about 6 foot away and nearly lost something important to him. These guys are fast when they want to be.

This was shot a few miles from my old home in Savannah, GA. They were fairly common in the marsh. Had to keep your pets indoors for fear of them becoming a gator snack. This fellow was 6-7 feet long. I saw one, shortly before I moved, that was easily over 20 foot from a distance. Sadly, my camera was out of juice!

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hi Hubert,
What an entrance...:-)
You got the right DOF. And POV!
Well done
TFS
Annick

Great shot of this gaping gator Hubert.
The exposure and DOF are just right. You can see the details way back in his mouth.
Excellent work.
Steve

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-21 12:22]

Hi Hubert,

Great beak,great capture,with nice pov and exposure,I woul not come that close though,well done and tfs

Paul

Hello Hubert,
You need to speak sharply to your subjects! It's good manners to cover your mouth when you yawn! What a pov! Great detail!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Hubert,
I would have to be really looped to walk into the Georgia Gator Saloon, but I would have to say the entrance to the place looks pretty real and hazardous. Great shot of this magnificant beast. :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-21 13:26]

Bonjour Hubert, cette photo ne manque pas de mordant!! Congratulations, Didier.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-06-21 19:05]

Belissima foto muito bem fotografada e de qualidade exelente,muito interessante a parte de dentro da boca,meus parabéns.
Nilson

I think I'll pass for the invitation to that night club.
great shot. perfect colors and light.
Not even to small nit.
TFS
JM

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-13 16:52]

Hi Hubert. Welcome to TN. This is an excellent photo showing details never seen before. A wonder of nature. It looks very healthy and well fed. TFS. Murray.

Hello Hubert,
I find the title & the photograph truely humorous & great. The cropped close up of the croc has an excellent details on 800 X 800 scale. The luminosity, sharpness & POV are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Regards-Subhash

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