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Copyright: Chris Kucenski (chrisemt74) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 30] (199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-15
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-27 7:28
Viewed: 2064
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying to improve with my last attempt at a portrait of the Florida alligator. Trying is the key word here. This one has not been cropped.

American alligators have known to live up to fifty years in the wild. Females lay up to fifty eggs. They feed on birds, fish, mammals, and even smaller alligators.

There is a controversy of their habitat being at risk from pythons that have been released from irresponsible pet owners. I hope this is not the case, as the Everglades are a unique ecosystem that needs to be protected.


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Hello Chris,
Good photograph of American Alligator, outstanding sharpness and details, fair composition, good background and lighting.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-27 13:25]

Hi Chris,some problem in the resizing process,but a very good pic whit bright details and colors and an excellent exposure too,nice to see alligators on TN,they are very rare guests..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Chris

I have read your discussion with Michael,
I will give you my way, every person has his
taste his style of photography, I personally
love much more to see the entire body of an
animal or a bird, your photo here is excellent
as portrait shot and also with showing great
details of the alligators, to have an only
portrait photo, what you could do here is to do
a big crop (from the original camera's photo)
of the second one in the background, upper and
lower of its head there is enough place to
do that crop and I see the focus is better
on that alligator's head than the one's
of the foreground of the photo, TFS


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