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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 09:06:30 AM »
That reminds me, I still need to photoshop the tape out of the picture of my Son on the back of a gator, holding his mouth from our trip to Florida this year ;)
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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 09:06:30 AM »

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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2013, 10:18:37 AM »
That reminds me, I still need to photoshop the tape out of the picture of my Son on the back of a gator, holding his mouth from our trip to Florida this year ;)
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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2013, 10:24:48 AM »
I stay a healthy distance away from both crocodilians and big cats . . . and by safely away, I mean I wouldn't get close enough to use an 800mm in the wild  ;D
LOL - I must have things backwards - here's an 11 foot alligator with my 24-70mm:

and a little cat with my 400mm:


Maybe someday I'll be fortunate enough to capture amazing photos like the ones in the OP!


LOL...i hear that as long as you stay to their side you're pretty safe...but next time try using an 8-15mm fisheye and get closer!!
Better yet, 100L with macro rings ;)

Fantastic pictures on this thread! Luckily the only Gators near where I live are in the zoo.

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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2013, 02:37:08 PM »
I stay a healthy distance away from both crocodilians and big cats . . . and by safely away, I mean I wouldn't get close enough to use an 800mm in the wild  ;D
LOL - I must have things backwards - here's an 11 foot alligator with my 24-70mm:

and a little cat with my 400mm:


Maybe someday I'll be fortunate enough to capture amazing photos like the ones in the OP!


LOL...i hear that as long as you stay to their side you're pretty safe...but next time try using an 8-15mm fisheye and get closer!!
Better yet, 100L with macro rings ;)

Fantastic pictures on this thread! Luckily the only Gators near where I live are in the zoo.
Thanks, and yes, I've been thinking my 180mm macro is too long, maybe the 50mm macro with life size converter over even the 65mm 1-5x macro might be better for the dangerous critters.  I could check for tartar on the alligator's gums ;)
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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2013, 04:20:06 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2013, 10:31:51 AM »
According to a longer article I read the other day, this particular jaguar is a local celebrity. He´s been named Mick Jaguar, is a really big guy and apparently has caiman regularly on his menu. His strength to weight ratio must be exceptional.
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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
I stay a healthy distance away from both crocodilians and big cats . . . and by safely away, I mean I wouldn't get close enough to use an 800mm in the wild  ;D
LOL - I must have things backwards - here's an 11 foot alligator with my 24-70mm:

and a little cat with my 400mm:


Maybe someday I'll be fortunate enough to capture amazing photos like the ones in the OP!


LOL...i hear that as long as you stay to their side you're pretty safe...but next time try using an 8-15mm fisheye and get closer!!
In the backwater of Goa (India) we have fisher folk catching prawns within 20 feet away from the salt water crocodiles every day ... I don't think they hurt anyone unless provoked or spooked.
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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »

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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2013, 04:18:33 PM »
In the backwater of Goa (India) we have fisher folk catching prawns within 20 feet away from the salt water crocodiles every day ... I don't think they hurt anyone unless provoked or spooked.
Given what I know about "salties" that seems insane, but then again, it's always been my belief that if you respect nature (particularly things that can kill you), they will respect you back.  My preferred shooting locations are very dangerous (by North American standards) and after hundreds of shoots, my worst injury came from the time I accidentally put my backpack on a fire ant mound (in the dark).  Bad mistake, still have the scars, but a very minor injury compared to what could happen out in the swamps & woods.
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Re: Hungry Jaguar
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2013, 04:18:33 PM »