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Photo of the Day ~ Animals & Wildlife Category ~ April 01, 2009

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Baby Alligator
by Kumiko Parkinson (Kumiko) 
Sony A100
Delray Beach, Florida
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
He was only like one and a half feet long!

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ellen hodges commented on April 01, 2009 05:42:
Congrats on a fantastic close up, Kumiko!
Monnie Ryan commented on April 01, 2009 07:47:
"Only?" That's about a foot longer than I'd want to get close to, Kumiko! :-) Congratulations!
Kumiko Parkinson commented on April 01, 2009 08:41:
Thank you so much, Ellen and Monnie! Thank you KK for picking this up today! Thanks little alligator for modelling!
Linn Smith commented on April 01, 2009 10:15:
Omitting extraneous details you strengthened the visual impact of this baby gator as its head barely rises from a small opening! A terrific win today, Kumiko, big congratulations on another excellent composition!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on April 01, 2009 10:26:
Well seen & captured, Kumiko, in its natural environment. I like the way the head pops up from the swampy surroundings with all the algae-like particles on it. His eyes still look ever watchful. Big congrats on another great winner today!
Jane Mountain commented on April 01, 2009 11:58:
Well seen and captured. Almost looks like green pea soup!
Dee Langevin commented on April 01, 2009 13:03:
Great capture Kumiko! Love the camouflaged head, peaking up from under the algae. Congratulations on your POTD!
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on April 01, 2009 14:57:
This is such a great shot, as this baby alligator cuts his way through all this algae, and lily pads! Very incognito on his part..great color and excellent clarity! Congrats Kumiko!
Barbara Socor commented on April 01, 2009 15:48:
Very well done Kumiko! The camouflage is amazing and makes for a really appealing image...Congrats to you!
Kumiko Parkinson commented on April 01, 2009 16:11:
Thank you so much for your wonderful words, Linn, Pat, Jane, Dee, Robin-Lee, and Barbara!
Kathy Shogren commented on April 01, 2009 18:56:
Whoa. That's close enough. Wonderful capture Kumiko. Congrats on POTD!
Connie Gordon commented on April 01, 2009 19:25:
he looks huge. and I would bet could cause lots of pain if he bit. I like the pretty green all around and on him. congrats.
Mustafa Kizilcay commented on April 01, 2009 19:25:
The image of the alligator looks like a beautiful still life picture. Well seen this, Kumiko. Big congratulations on this POTD!

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