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Cory


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Challenge: Baby Animals II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Apr 3, 2011
Date Uploaded: Aug 5, 2012

Wooohoo! Red.

Thanks everyone.

This little guy was at Shark Valley in the Everglades... Probably not so cute anymore though. :)

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.9381
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9412
Avg (non-participants): 6.9348
Views since voting: 2931
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 97
Comments: 38
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/20/2013 12:01:13 PM
Cory, wonderful photo and worthy of the high score for sure. Now, I'll nitpik a bit, based on conversation from this thread: Bordering on Ridiculous

I like letterbox "borders" and this one works well - except I don't care for the bleeding into the photo in the lower left. Perhaps a 1 pixel wide dark grey border line just preceding the black would have offset it some? :-)
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01/20/2013 09:24:20 AM
There's something otherworldly cute about a baby alligator. It's one of nature's great con jobs. Vicious little pricks...
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08/21/2012 12:26:36 AM
Adorable little guy! He almost looks like he coulda won the smile contest himself. I sense a kindred spirit. ;) Well captured. Everything just crisp and spot on! Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/18/2012 09:06:09 AM
Way to go Cory! The lighting on this little guy is fabulous. The little gator resting on the lilypad definitely gives a good sense of scale (heh, pun intended) of how small he is. Shark Valley has been on my radar for at least two years but we never seem to get out that way for something always comes up. One day though...
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08/18/2012 07:31:44 AM
Lovely shot! Congratulations!!
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08/17/2012 09:17:45 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! I think the Yellow ribbon would have matched that upper right spot that I can't get over since it's the brightest thing in the image... but ...

Red is even better!

He's a cutie!
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08/17/2012 05:49:55 PM
One of my 7s - very nice capture :)
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08/17/2012 03:49:01 PM
congrats on your ribbon RCory, lovely shot!
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08/17/2012 03:20:28 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. Fascinating creature.
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08/17/2012 11:27:43 AM
Yes I would not mess with it's Mom ;) Congrats Cory on a fine image for the red.
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08/17/2012 11:14:44 AM
Congratulations Cory!!! What a great capture...you'll have to tell me where this place is...
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08/17/2012 11:10:54 AM
This was my second highest vote.
Good job on the ribbon.
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08/17/2012 10:51:35 AM
Amazing shot, congrats on the red!
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08/17/2012 10:10:17 AM
Congrats, it is a smashing image.
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08/17/2012 09:23:27 AM
Congrats, this was one of my favorites, good dof, detail and lighting.
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08/17/2012 09:03:21 AM
Congrats Cory; glad to see this on the front page.
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08/17/2012 09:02:53 AM
Great wildlife image capture, Cory. Perfect DOF, focus and composition. Masterful job of including the entire creature in the frame, which is not always easy, but always important. Well deserved ribbon winner!
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08/17/2012 08:23:30 AM
Congratulations Cory!
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08/17/2012 08:08:20 AM
Congratulations, knew this would do well - its a stunner and Mamma is deff scary.
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08/17/2012 06:57:16 AM
Congrats on the red. Great shot.
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08/17/2012 05:34:32 AM
Really great image. Congrats on the Red Cory.
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08/17/2012 04:31:00 AM
Beautiful capture, congrats !
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08/17/2012 03:36:15 AM
WD Cory!
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08/17/2012 02:28:29 AM
Cute little devils,, and they have sharp teeth too. We used to play with them when I was a kid, but you have to watch out for the "momma gator".
Congrats on one of the finest gator photos I have seen anywhere, and kudus on the Red!

Message edited by author 2012-08-17 02:29:15.
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08/17/2012 02:12:59 AM
Congrats on the well deserved red, outstanding shot in the challenge
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08/17/2012 01:44:09 AM
One can already feel the inherent danger in that predator. Well done.
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08/17/2012 01:40:59 AM
Congratulations on the red Cory - great shot and that little gator is so cute I can see why some people want them for pets. What a shame you can't make them stay like that.
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08/17/2012 01:32:31 AM
Congrats, Cory! This was the first image that came up for me, but I got distracted and never made it back to vote/comment. Really amazing.
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08/17/2012 01:24:22 AM
Well done, Cory.
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08/17/2012 12:22:42 AM
Congratulations!
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08/17/2012 12:15:59 AM
Yayyyy Cory!!! I loved your little guy! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2012 10:08:46 PM
One of my top picks. These little fellows are usually so camouflaged that it is hard to see them clearly. Nice job.
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08/15/2012 08:25:09 PM
Now I've got that song in my head! Could be worse. And it's a darned cute little gator (or croc or whatever it is). Nice composition and DOF. I just love that he's on a lily pad, where you expect a frog to be. Or maybe there was a frog there just a minute ago =:-0
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08/13/2012 05:39:25 PM
don't they look cute at this age - would not want to meet mamma though - love it - voted earlier.
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08/10/2012 11:26:31 PM
Great detail to reflect the actual size of this babe :)
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08/10/2012 10:48:34 PM
So cute for now! Lovely photo.
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08/10/2012 12:37:25 PM
Beautifully captured, being on a leaf shows the scale so well. And the light is just amazing! bumping this to 10
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08/10/2012 10:46:02 AM
A super cool image with great lighting, detail, and context.
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