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Croc with a Croc (photos)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dragline, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Dragline

    Dragline

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    Well of course it isn't a crocodile, it's an alligator. But I thought these shots were pretty funny that I took last night of an alligator chomping down on a Crocs shoe it had found in the marsh.
    The poor alligator was confused and clearly frustrated trying to figure why the thing would not break, it just kept bouncing right back. Eventually the dejected gator gave up, it spit out the shoe and they both floated off in different directions.

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  2. AA#5

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    He probably thought the foot was still in it. :supergrin:
     

  3. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Send that to whoever makes Crocs and suggest you have an excellent idea for a line of commercials about the durability of their product.
     
  4. jhall

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    That's awesome. I guess that was the croc (shoe) that was by that viewing area?
     
  5. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    dude that is great. I shared one of your photos with some friends.

    I was in NC last week and wondered if there were gators near us. Turns out my BILs went golfing and photographed one in a pond on the 12th hole.
     
  6. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    +1 I got to admit, I'm impressed that the gator could not chop the shoe down into bits.
     
  7. Altaris

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  8. denn1911

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    Great pics! That's awesome.
     
  9. MLM

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    Gators can't chew.
     
  10. KentuckyPatriot

    KentuckyPatriot Photojournalist

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    Ditto...from a professional media person you have the potential to make some money from the makers of Croc "Our shoes are Alligator Tough".

    The only thing I will tell you is that you need to understand the copyright assignment process. These images are not ones that they could easily reproduce so the ball is in your court.

    First there are limited assignments of copyright. You retain ownership of the photos but assign Crocs a limited or perpetual right to use the photos or any derivative thereof. Perpetual permission to use the photos = MORE money to you.

    Next you want to know the general extent they would want to use the photos. If they only plan on a single advertising event the worth of the photos would be relatively low, however, a company wide continual ad blitz or logo use should bring much more income to you, knowing the language of limited to perpetual assignment. If limited, you need to have them spell out the exact use that you agree upon. Anything beyond that use is an infringement of your copyrights and again = money damages.

    You really have the potential to bring in some cash...be wise!
     
  11. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Hopefully, it was empty when he "found" it......
     
  12. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Mouth open on shoe.
    Mouth closed on shoe.


    How do you chew?
     
  13. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Naahh the OP should not listen to this. Its just a pipe dream. Just forget about it.

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    Ok....Cut and Paste picture

    Email bigwig @ Crocshoes.com
     
  14. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    man I gotta steal, i mean work faster...:whistling:
     
  15. KentuckyPatriot

    KentuckyPatriot Photojournalist

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    Sorry...if this is your advise you need more information on the laws.

    Sending an unsolicited photo to "bigwig" at Crocs could, and probably would be viewed as a gift without any reciprocal agreement for compensation.

    Unless you are being facetious I would suggest a little more research. As a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists I know specifically how the law works to protect the creators of images. I also know not all others know and understand and are happy to steal the rights of others.

    My suggestion stands. Plan for your offer, have a contract that protects your images, or completely transfers all ownership to the new company for appropriate compensation.

    Or file the photo under "cool things I did once" and move on.
     
  16. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    Quite sure he was joking. OP could easily produce the original files with all EXIF data intact, while the guy joking would have cruddy (in respect to resolution) Photobucket images.
     
  17. fowl intent

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    Silly gator, the shoes were already aireated.
     
  18. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Great shots (as always).

    Needless to say, due to the weather, I won't be planning on those beers with you tonight, nor tomorrow.

    We scrubbed the trip, but plan to reschedule.

    (I have a pair just like that...minus the gator holes.)
     
  19. JimIsland

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    That wouldn't happen to be a size 12 would it??
     
  20. Adjuster

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    Those are very cool photos. And that appears to be a large gator. Can you estimate the size for us?


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