This was taken approximately the same time and place (close enough) as the previous photograph with deep color. An Alligator (click here to view).
The only thing changed was the shutter speed. This at 1/400 the Alligator 1/800. Technically it at least should have been the other way around, but wildlife comes at you fast and changes are not always made when they should.
Up close and light like this shows their stunning color usually lost in most images.