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Alligator mississippiensis

Alligator mississippiensis
Photo Information
Copyright: Sascha Weissbeck (Sascha-Steinau) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 3 N: 173] (1620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma 70-300mm F4,0-5,6 DG APO Makro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-13 10:17
Viewed: 1155
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was made at the Myakka River State Park in Florida. It shows an approx. 3 m Alligator Mama which keeps an eye on her nest. I made this picture with extreme caution and without a tripod approx. 2 m close to the Alligator. But I must also write that this less distance to a Alligator mommy is very dangerous because would the mommy launched an attack I would have had no chance to react.

I also captured the Alligator nest and some of the very cute babies which I will show you also later.

Sascha ;O)

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Hello Sascha
Great face to face with this fantastic animal.Sharp and clear picture.Wonderful natural colors.TFS.
Have a good day and thanks.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-13 14:21]

Hi Sascha,a great capture of this rare guest of the TN gallery.Impressive exposure of the difficult dark light,it seem smile..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Nice compo and POV.
Must not have been easy to catch him out of the water.

Hello Sascha,
Great luck to catch from a close range such a dangerous creature. Perfect shoot. Nice details, colors and exceptional focus. Stunning clarity....

Hi Sascha,
Here is the Mother....very nice tone with good details and sharpness. Ripple on water added a natural look....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Bonjour Sascha,
Une rencontre pour le moins impressionnante et agréablement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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