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Juvenile Alligator
  Juvenile Alligator
Juvenile Alligator

Close-up of a young alligator on display at the Houston Zoo.
I tweaked the eye color to give the prodomiently greenish image a focal point.
Canon 100mm. Entered "Animals".

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Canon EOS 20D Digi...
Harmeet Singh
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    Awesome.Great capture.

11/19/2007 10:56:17 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Excellent colors and details, awesome capture! Intense!

11/19/2007 10:59:02 PM

Nilesh J. Bhange
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Excellent capture!

11/19/2007 11:11:10 PM

Carol Teal
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Beautiful Steven! And that blue eye! He must be part-Siamese! :D

11/19/2007 11:20:47 PM

Jennifer L. Alder
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Hi Steven!
This is AWESOME-- Love the "tweaking" of the eye here
Your animal images are amazing, and this is no exception

11/19/2007 11:40:37 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Fantastic eye, Steven!

11/20/2007 12:08:18 AM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Superb work on this great capture!!

11/20/2007 12:34:17 AM

Rhonda Burger
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And that you did. The eye jumps right out at you. Nice work, Steven. Rhonda

11/20/2007 12:35:07 AM

Mike Perez
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Great details and colors, Steven. Excellent!

11/20/2007 12:49:00 AM

Michelle Alton
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Beautiful work on this baby, Steven.
He almost looks CUDDLY! I must come back to your gallery often to see all your gems.
Thanks also for your VERY encouraging words. It's a great way to start my day!

11/20/2007 1:26:05 AM

Margaret R. Barry
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Great capture, Steven. Fantastic colors and details!

11/20/2007 1:39:02 AM

Melissa Olsen
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Oh, wow, look at that eye! Great capture Steven!

11/20/2007 8:01:21 AM

Kisholay Ray
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Nice snap / snappy....have to be a 'Ray' to dare this....:)

11/20/2007 8:03:09 AM

David Phalen
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Outstanding color and details. Love the eyes.

11/20/2007 5:12:12 PM

Tammy Scott
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Wow - fantastic detail and clarity!

11/20/2007 5:56:31 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Super the eye color!

11/20/2007 6:36:17 PM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Awsome Steven, the color, comp, clarity and the tweak on the eyes, WOW!!!
He is kinda cute too LOL!

11/20/2007 6:37:45 PM

Stefania Barbier
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amazing... great close up!

11/20/2007 9:44:48 PM

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Fantastic capture Ray!!!
Wonderful details!!!

11/21/2007 10:48:01 AM

Sandra R. Alvey
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Spectacular capture full of detail and color Steven! Awesome effects, his eye really does add that focal point! Great work hon!

11/21/2007 6:26:29 PM

Sam Britt
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Fantastic image, Steven. Great details & clarity. I really like that blue eye!

11/21/2007 6:29:44 PM

Sue  Marshall
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You tweak so well Steven!
Excellent clarity,and colours on this little cutie. :-)

11/21/2007 7:03:50 PM

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Looks PERFECT! For a moment I wondered are there alligators with blue eyes? ;)

11/22/2007 12:58:52 PM

Rosemary Buffoni

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Beautiful! The eye draws you right in for sure.

11/22/2007 5:30:09 PM

Alison Cox
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Great capture and effects, Steven. The colors are so vibrant!

11/23/2007 8:17:30 AM

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Great Capture!!! Lovely Comp Too!!

11/24/2007 5:40:05 PM

Amanda Chapman
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The color is superb!!!
The detail is sharp as a tack too!

11/25/2007 3:58:58 PM

Amy Jackson
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Excellent image, Steven! Wonderful details and colors!

11/25/2007 7:47:08 PM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular, Steven!
That eye is really, uh, 'eye-catching'!!!

11/26/2007 2:26:18 PM

Heather L. Haderly
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Fantastic Steven, Love the brilliant blue eye!!!

11/26/2007 6:08:49 PM

Gary Lange
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Just a super image, Steven!! Color and clarity are spot on.

11/27/2007 3:05:34 PM

Kathy L. Clark
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Well this is gorgeous Steven. Great color and and detail on this little beauty.

12/2/2007 8:56:13 PM

Christopher G. Jamison
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Holy Cow!!

(yep...that's all I think I need to say here)

12/3/2007 11:13:11 AM

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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WOW, Steven ... Terrific light and Details ... Nice Work Here, Steven

.......................... Steve

12/6/2007 2:49:34 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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Awesome !! superb idea to tint the eye, this makes an awesome eyecatcher...well I caught mine immediately in your gallery :O)

12/9/2007 12:04:53 PM

Alex T. Mizuno
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Very nice work, Steven! Your color sense is excellent as usual. Juvenile or not, they have a mean looking. Narrow DOF is extremely effective on this. Congratulations on EFP!!

12/9/2007 11:06:44 PM

Danielle Fuller
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Where is Steven?????? It's like where is waldo...hee hee...haven't seen you in a while, must be having more fun else where??? Hope to see a post SOOS!!! :) (This one is great by the way. Love the clarity and tones!)

12/19/2007 7:08:53 PM

Lynn Haack
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Excellent! Beautiful that blue eye! Lynn

12/23/2007 6:45:15 AM

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1/18/2008 5:52:05 PM

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I love this little guy!! Your tones are wonderful, and those little teeth, just waiting to find lunch. Great details!

1/20/2008 7:02:57 PM

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