A&P this picture is ridiculous

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    From Some National Wildlife Contest

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    FIRST PLACE, Other Wildlife, Amateur
    Cyrinda Hoffman
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Yes, this photograph of an Alligator mississippiensis was taken from inches away, and yes, Hoffman was in the water with the 8-foot reptile. And no, we don't recommend it. But Hoffman wasn't worried. "That one was pretty docile," she says. "It just seemed curious." The electrical designer, a Florida native, was visiting Big Cypress National Preserve when she came upon the gator. Once in the water, Hoffman used a friend's digital camera with a 15mm fisheye lens and strobe lights in an underwater housing to make this image.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    wow.

    thats fucking :bowdown:
     
  3. aCab

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    All about going there and doing it.
     
  4. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Holy shit.
     
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    cnred New Member

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    that is awesome!
     
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    I was going to make a joke about him using a 400mm lens, but 15mm is smart too. :hsugh:
     
  7. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    and having the composure to hold the camera still 8ft away from that son of a bitch ;)
     
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    "That one was pretty docile," she says. "It just seemed curious."

    At least until it bites her face off next time she tries that. But wow, amazing shot.
     
  9. skolen

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    Inches away. The gator itself was 8' long.
     
  10. JAFAR

    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    :rofl: Fuck that. No Alligator is "docile". I've seen first-hand what they can do to people.
     
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    15mm.

    Damn she was close :eek3:
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I saw a picture of a bear with the same or similar lens (bear was in the water too), I think it was in a mag so I can't find it online.


    oh and I would NOT have the balls to do that.
     
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    :werd: I'd be :noes:

    Pretty bad ass shot though.
     
  14. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    :werd: i need to learn to read
     
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    I was curious about the underwater housing. Did a quick search. :eek3:. I want one.

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    the pic doesn't show up for me ... :wtc:
     
  17. xSteveO

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    image wasn't loading for me, there it is for anyone who missed it
     
  18. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    fucking sick.
     
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    wow.
    fuck that. shit would eat me like some groups of people on some watermelon.
     
  20. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    that thing is no bigger than 4-5 feet. the angle and the lens make it look bigger and scarier. there's no doubt it's an awesome photo, though.
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Tru. You can clearly tell how big it is from the photo.





    :ugh:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    reading is fundamental!
     
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    Great picture, but if I was doing that, the lens better have some badass IS/VR because I'd be shitting my wetsuit while taking that pic.
     
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    Why do people think that gators are such mean creatures? They are only mean when provoked, just like humans. :dunno:
     

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