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Louisiana Alligator Eyeing Me


Posted by Ed Cordes on Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:41 am

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A few weeks ago Gail and I were on a few days' trip touring mid state Louisiana.  We enjoyed an airboat ride in the Atchafalaya Wildlife area.  While this time of year is somewhat less dramatic than spring or summer, we had a great experience and had the opportunity to photograph some alligators as they woke up from winter.  This shot was done with 7D2 and 100-400 at 100mm.  Only a very slight crop from the right to center the 'gator.  Thanks for looking; comments and suggestions welcome.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:45 pm
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Wow- scary looking alligator! Love your close-up view- verging on the abstract- great camouflage!
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by david fletcher on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:29 pm
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another wow! crikey.. as Cindy said. verges on the abstract. superb close up Ed, but cannot help wondering that the mild insanity is keeping you healthy. lol... (translated... not convinced I'd want to be that close to a leviathan like that). LOl...
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by Ed Cordes on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:42 pm
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Thanks for the kind comments. Gail and I were in an airboat with the gunnel about a foot off the water. The Alligator was just curious about the presence of the boat in the shallow green marsh. Yes, I am a bit insane about a lot of things. Keeps life interesting and fun.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:24 pm
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The menace in the duckweed! Your intimate view perfectly captures the essence of this amazing creature, Ed. Well done!
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