Come a little closer.... by AuntDot

Come a little closer.... by 

This alligator was soaking up the sun at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park in Homosassa Springs, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens
1/100s, f/5.6, ISO 160, focal length 174.0mm
Cropped in Picasa3.9

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Great capture!!

  • Thank you, Tracy!

    – AuntDot

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 3 years ago

    mmm…did you pet him??? heehee Great shot :o)

  • Not a chance! LOL The fence was just low enough to balance my camera on the top rail and stand on my toes to get a few shots. They look so prehistoric, don’t they?

    – AuntDot

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991about 3 years ago

    Great capture!! The little leaf near his mouth makes it look like he is licking his lips haha

  • Thank you, Michaela. A little larger then most of your animal friends, wouldn’t you say? Thank goodness for high fences!

    – AuntDot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 3 years ago

    He/she looks pretty close, great capture Dot.

  • Yup, thank goodness for fences! LOL Thanks, Rosie!

    – AuntDot

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations ! you are my Daily Inspiration
    the topic


    Please enter your picture in the March Challenge

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 3 years ago

    He is making great eye contact too! Great image!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi!

    – AuntDot

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    this is wonderful!!!!

  • Many thanks, my friend!

    – AuntDot

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