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    Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    I captured this today. C&C welcomed and apprciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Did you ever see an alligator smile?

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    The alligator appears to have a purple sheen to the skin, is this accurate? Thank goodness that I live in New Zealand where the only biting creatures are fleas, a few mosquitos, the 2 spiders and quite a lot of sandflies (mainly in the west coast of the South Island)

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    I captured this today. C&C welcomed and apprciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Did you ever see an alligator smile?
    Hm, you should have pulled out the weeds in front of that big smile!
    BTW - I think it's a gorgeous animal!

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Great capture, Joe. He can smile all he likes, I'm staying far away.

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Smiling indeed. Excellent capture.

    They smile even better with something to munch on.

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Thats a lot of big teeth smiling at you my friend, I hope you are using the big lens for those shots.

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken MT View Post
    The alligator appears to have a purple sheen to the skin, is this accurate? Thank goodness that I live in New Zealand where the only biting creatures are fleas, a few mosquitos, the 2 spiders and quite a lot of sandflies (mainly in the west coast of the South Island)
    Hello Ken, I think you are right about the color being a little off. I had another go at setting the white balance. Reads you post about biting things in New Zealand and remembers a show on television about very large eels that bite people, even reports of deaths. Posted below it the new version with a white balance edit.

    Did you ever see an alligator smile?

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    Hm, you should have pulled out the weeds in front of that big smile!
    BTW - I think it's a gorgeous animal!
    Hello Kris, and you think I would get that close. I am not nearly as fast and agile as I once was, thank god for 450mm and cropping.

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Quote Originally Posted by unmerited View Post
    Great capture, Joe. He can smile all he likes, I'm staying far away.
    Thanks Sergio, your viewing and commenting are much appreciated.

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

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    Smiling indeed. Excellent capture.

    They smile even better with something to munch on.
    Thanks Bobo, very much appreciated. Right now they are cold and slow but in the summer the ones waiting at waters edge in ambush are a worry.

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    Re: Did you ever see an alligator smile?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Thats a lot of big teeth smiling at you my friend, I hope you are using the big lens for those shots.
    Thank you James, I assure you it was a big lens.

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