13 foot gator at night

9 years 1 week ago #201688 by adventurer1
Okay after this I'll take a break from alligator pictures lol. I debated for 3 days whether or not to remove the red-eye but decided to leave it in...looks more menacing :)



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9 years 1 week ago #201697 by A9 Photo
OMG that is scary but awesome at the same time. Great capture. I love the red eyes. I hope there was some distance between you and the gator and you zoom in on him.


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9 years 1 week ago #201699 by We Design Albums.com
I hope 13 feet was an estimate made from quite a distance!

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9 years 1 week ago - 9 years 1 week ago #201703 by Baydream
He may show up on one of the zombie shows. :woohoo:

What color were the eyes?

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9 years 1 week ago #201707 by adventurer1
It was zoomed but I was less than 5 feet away. The scary thing about this is that there is an 11 footer that always hangs out in the same area, I sort of "know" him and his behavior and am comfortable enough to get close to him. I thought this was him but when I got home and started comparing this photo to the other gator I realized that is a larger gator that I know nothing about. I never would have ventured this close otherwise. Not that it's EVER a good idea lol...but I grew up around them and used to ride my bike around them on the paths as a kid so they've always been a part of my life.


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9 years 1 week ago #201711 by adventurer1
In the daylight they are usually a greenish color with a cat-like pupil.


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9 years 1 week ago #201743 by chasrich
I thought for years they reflected silver in a spot light - I could spot them from quite a distance... My son, however tells me those are frogs. I'm afraid I'll never get out of the boat to check into it. The deep red is appropriate though.

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9 years 1 week ago #201748 by john_m
Great shot. I know that would have scared the crap out of me haha

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9 years 1 week ago #201757 by Dori
:judge: :judge: :judge: Glad you left the red eye in!!!

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9 years 1 week ago #201789 by adventurer1
I was using an orange CTO gel on the flash which is probably the reason for the red-eye. I've shone flashlights on them in the dark and the eyes always show up a silvery-white. Kinda cool when you see several pairs of eyes in the dark...


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9 years 1 week ago #201810 by Dori
I know, we have gone boating after dark and it can be creepy!

Once, we had anchored and felt something bump the boat. My hubby got the flash light and saw it was a Gator. He screamed like a little girl. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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9 years 1 week ago #201826 by bigbubbaG
I'm glad you left the red eye. IMO the shot wouldn't have that fierceness without it.

Great shot!:cheers:

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