View Full Version : Up Close and Personal With a Gator

03-25-2013, 07:05 PM
Eyeball to eyeball.

03-25-2013, 11:27 PM
Yikes. Very creepy and frightening. Great reflections. I like the three angles.

03-26-2013, 07:17 AM
Nice set - where were these taken?

03-26-2013, 07:57 AM
Thanks Mike, Marko. These were taken at Reptillia, just north of Toronto near Canada's Wonderland.

03-28-2013, 08:04 PM
Which one of these do you you prefer? I may enter one of these in our camera clubs nature challenge. I like the the second one better for the angle, but I would have preferred a little more DOF to get the nose more in focus. Therefore I'm leaning towards the first one.

03-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Great set. I love the low angle. I think I prefer the second one. Do you mind me asking which lens you were using?

03-29-2013, 07:32 AM
Love all three. That low perspective works so well. Hard to pick a fav, but agree, #2 followed VERY closely by #3.

Mad Aussie
03-30-2013, 12:59 AM
I like them all ... but I'd lean towards #1 myself as well

03-30-2013, 03:11 PM
Thank Runmonty, HBG MA. These were taken with a rented 24-105 L lens so you can guess then how close I was to him (pictures were not cropped). I would estimate no more that 2 meters.

Mad Aussie
03-30-2013, 04:26 PM
I would estimate no more that 2 meters.
Through glass or a fence? I would hope so. Not sure if your gators are similarly as quick as our Crocs (bet they are) then they'll outrun a man over the first 30 metres.

03-30-2013, 04:56 PM
Shhhhhhh!!!! Through the glass. It kind of takes the excitement away from the picture if the viewer knows that.

Mad Aussie
03-30-2013, 05:31 PM
There's a big ass Croc showing itself in the Mary River, Maryborough lately, hasn't been seen since last year sometime. Trouble is ..... it's about 10 hrs drive south of where it should be!

03-31-2013, 03:51 PM
Very cool. I really love that last one.... eyes coming right at ya! :)

04-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Thanks Iggy. Yea he really had me in cross hairs.