Baby Gators etc.......

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  1. Phocal

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    You know you are most welcome mate! I think this is my new favorite stalking gator shot of yours. You were so close to the water level, that the DoF creates a really stark dropoff between the gator and the creamy green oof foreground/bgrnd. I love that. And well, you know I love those baby gators. Nice interesting tidbits I didn't know about their growth rates and ages. Droppin knowledge up in here!
     
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    Lovely shots as always. I really appreciate the comment you provide with your photos instead of just dumping them all in one thread.
     
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    Excellent post and photos as usual. It's been about 22 years since I lived in the area and visited that park and I still miss it. I've never seen a better place to photograph herons, egrets, turtles and gators. Great raccoon shot as well!
     
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  8. Stunning photos Phocal. I would like to know more about the skimmer pod.


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  10. That is sort of what I was envisioning. I'm sure it's real light, especially compared to the rest of the gear.
     
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    Here's a link to my skimmer design on thingiverse. It's free for anyone with a printer, or access to a printer, to make one.
    Ground Level "Tripod" / Skimmer by faithblinded
     
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    Great gator stuff, as usual :2thumbs:
     
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    Excellent post. Love how sharp the 150mm f/2 is even with the EC-20 attached.

    And thanks for sharing your skimmer design faithblinded. Tempted to try it.
     
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    Really, really nice shots, as usual! It's your fault I own the little tuna and both teleconverters, you know. Now, if I only I was better at stalking animals, and had things more exciting than birds around my local area (no gators in the north of the Netherlands, oddly...herons, ducks and an occasional rabbit, mostly).
     
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    At least I can say I saw your photos then. :) Great photos, by the way. I wouldn't be that close, and I know lots of professionals that wouldn't, either, but I sure like your photos. Make your last one count. :)