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Apr 25, 2018 21:03 |  #1

The wife & I took a trip down to the TX coast recently with the intent of photographing migratory birds on their way back north.
To my complete surprise, we saw gators, gators, gators. More in a week than in several visits to FL.


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Apr 25, 2018 22:21 |  #2

Great shots. Good thing you had some serious glass. They look hungry.


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Apr 26, 2018 08:48 |  #3

M_Six wrote in post #18613692 (external link)
Great shots. Good thing you had some serious glass. They look hungry.

Thanks Mark.

We did our best to keep a good distance. The odd thing to me, was that many of them were lying out with their mouths open like this.


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Apr 26, 2018 08:59 |  #4

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18613874 (external link)
Thanks Mark.

We did our best to keep a good distance. The odd thing to me, was that many of them were lying out with their mouths open like this.


I know that the plover bird and crocs have a symbiotic relationship, where the croc lies there with its mouth open and the bird hops in and gets the bits of food stuck between the teeth. Food for the bird and no tooth decay for the croc. I'm guessing the gators might have such a thing as well.


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Apr 26, 2018 09:01 |  #5

RhodyPhotos wrote in post #18613886 (external link)
I know that the plover bird and crocs have a symbiotic relationship, where the croc lies there with its mouth open and the bird hops in and gets the bits of food stuck between the teeth. Food for the bird and no tooth decay for the croc. I'm guessing the gators might have such a thing as well.

Very interesting. I did not know that. Thanks for sharing!


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Apr 26, 2018 12:53 |  #6

I really like these photos. Great sharpness, detail, and color.
Looks like your 5D4 & 600mm makes a good combo.
I'm curious, were you shooting with the 600 hand held?


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Apr 26, 2018 13:37 |  #7

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18614021 (external link)
I really like these photos. Great sharpness, detail, and color.
Looks like your 5D4 & 600mm makes a good combo.
I'm curious, were you shooting with the 600 hand held?

Thanks Frank. I've been pretty happy with this combo. I have not had the 5D4 very long and have not MFA'd any of my lenses yet.

The top shot was handheld & the 2nd one was no a bean bag.


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Apr 26, 2018 23:36 |  #8

Very nicely captured focused shots.


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Apr 30, 2018 12:38 |  #9

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18613665 (external link)
The wife & I took a trip down to the TX coast recently with the intent of photographing migratory birds on their way back north.
To my complete surprise, we saw gators, gators, gators. More in a week than in several visits to FL.

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Those are really great shots. I've decided not to go swimming there anymore.:lol:


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May 09, 2018 19:01 |  #10

nice shots.




  
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