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Challenge: Pets and Their People (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: St. Paul, MN
Date: Dec 21, 2004
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2004

Smiley is a 7 foot long American alligator that we've been working with for a dozen years. As the title says, there has been a mutual trust built up over the years that makes a photo like this possible.

Photo was saturated, sharpened and cropped.

Lens: 50mm f1,4


Statistics
Place: 25 out of 126
Avg (all users): 5.7568
Avg (commenters): 6.8788
Avg (participants): 5.4507
Avg (non-participants): 5.8397
Views since voting: 1084
Views during voting: 587
Votes: 333
Comments: 35
Favorites: 0


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12/28/2004 10:08:25 PM
Too mutual for me. lol I must ask is this guy real? He certainly looks real. A slight reduction in hue would help reduce the red coloration. It really needs a colot balance, but reducing the hue often solves this minor problem. A 7 for bravery.
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12/28/2004 07:08:54 PM
Ohmygosh! How'd you do that! Is that real???? That is an amazing picture! I hope you gave us some detail on this picture in your photographer's comments! I love it!
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12/28/2004 04:15:31 PM
is that thing alive??
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12/28/2004 09:34:36 AM
What is wrong with you? - I'm thinking this pet might be a little dangerous...great picture though.
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12/27/2004 05:59:44 PM
It looks like he/she is smiling and enjoying the hug...I'd hate to see the next frame : ). A very unique shot.
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12/26/2004 03:59:46 PM
you gotta be jokin !!!
don't you know you should never smile at a crocodile ?

;-)
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12/26/2004 02:21:01 PM
The croc has that look in his eye: "Just as soon as I get the chance..."
And she has that look "Take the picture already so we can get started on my new handbag" ;-)
Nice shot.
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12/26/2004 07:42:49 AM
This is good
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12/26/2004 12:51:18 AM
Brave lady
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12/25/2004 08:04:56 AM
Is that thing alive!? If so you sure are brave ;)
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12/24/2004 03:44:24 PM
More trust than I have. Good shot nonetheless. A 7
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12/24/2004 04:19:10 AM
There's a distinct lacking of something in this photo.... ah yes... a muzzle! Yikes! :P
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12/23/2004 02:11:08 PM
This is great in all ways, I love it.. I think this is the best of the show, since I laughed and everything is right on. Good luck
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12/23/2004 12:27:14 AM
Crikey, now there's a cuddly pet! Is it stuffed or live? And I wondered why people have pitbulls! This guy would have a pit bull for lunch. But your house doesn't look like a good environment to keep a gator. Good capture, though it would have been better to isolate the subjects from the background a bit more.
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12/22/2004 06:52:32 PM
Holy guacomole! Now that's what I call bravery... it's in a house... please tell me it's not alive
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12/22/2004 04:18:58 PM
Boots! *grin*
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12/22/2004 03:49:43 PM
What kinda pet is this! WOW
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12/22/2004 03:20:05 PM
Would have been a better photo in a different setting or a white or black background.....crock willing. Or is it a gator? Lighting good. Sharp focus.
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12/22/2004 01:48:38 PM
I hope this is a real alligator... I had to raise my rating just because you are INSANE!!!! :)
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12/22/2004 12:13:46 PM
I like the pose but the background is a bit distracting.
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12/22/2004 11:26:35 AM
Ok, it's a gator. In the living room. With a woman hugging it. Just for that you get a high score... 9?
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12/22/2004 11:24:52 AM
You should check your white ballance. Your picture is too redish...
Also it doesn't really look real... but I do like the details and the idea
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12/22/2004 10:29:24 AM
if that's live you're insane; if it's stuffed or fake, you got strange taste in pets :-)
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12/22/2004 10:04:47 AM
Is that an alligator or a crocodile? More importantly, is it smiling??? Not so cuddly, but interesting. Good shot.
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12/22/2004 09:45:54 AM
Wow...ok...that's some pet you have there! You keep him in your house??? J/K...glad to see some creativity.
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12/22/2004 08:41:47 AM
scary!
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12/22/2004 08:25:43 AM
Nice smiles!
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12/22/2004 08:22:05 AM
I hope that it is stuffed!
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12/22/2004 04:56:29 AM
Just...wow...9
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12/22/2004 04:50:22 AM
YIKES! Do you keep it in your house?
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12/22/2004 04:25:35 AM
is that for real?! oh boy.
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12/22/2004 03:42:31 AM
Is this one real??? How cool is that? How old is that croc?
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12/22/2004 03:17:26 AM
wow I didn't know you were allowed to have these as pets , I suppose you feed them all the naughty kids!!!! LOL
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12/22/2004 01:05:27 AM
Are you out of your mind!!!!??? This is fun until someone loses a limb. I see the reptile smiling, so he must be happy....or hungry. Good color, every thing is nice and sharp.
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12/22/2004 12:29:26 AM
oh my!
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