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Copyright: Paul Hentgen (phentgen) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 16] (182)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-08
Categories: Reptiles, River
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-15 12:58
Viewed: 2019
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tom, I started my DSLR experience in 2002 with a Nikon D100 (very slow...), than I upgraded in 2005 to a D200 (after that, I waited, waited, waited...).

In South Africa I had the opportunity to work with a Nikon D4 and a Nikkor 80-400mm (I tried also the Nikkor 28-300mm).

The croc on the picture is not cropped: I was quite close with the boat, and the 400mm...

Finally, I sharpened the picture with Photoshop LR5 (but my overall impression of the original RAW/NEF format with Nikon ViewNX2 was that of a good enough or even a more natural result, dilemma, dilemma...).

So long!

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Paul, he doesn't look real!! And those eyes crystallized green persuasion! :) Amazing portrait and cool story!

HI Paul,
哇哇 這張真嚇人 照的很清晰
是真的 那一排牙齒真是厲害 不但多又很有利器

Great portrait Paul! Good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Hello Paul,
This is an impressive result you got,sharpness as well as colours are very perfect.Excellent closeness with your 400mm.

Hello Paul,
Excellent work.Details are splendid.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello Paul!
Super shot, razor sharp, and with excellent details. I have no words to admire the quality of this image. great work done!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Almost perfect
great portrait but a lower pov would even be better, so next time you see crocs leave the boat (it is defenitely too high), enter the water and try to get a close up portrait on water level. In case of problems please make sure someone else can save the camera
I do not see any problem with sharpening, oversharpening is a catstrophy but just slightly improving sharpness without getting artefacts is great in animal portraits (not always in human's)

Hello Paul
What a lovely portrait.
Amazing detail. great colour also,
best wishes,

Ciao paul Impressive/Eprerssive ideed. Detail and sharp perfetc on skin's weft. Beautiful colours. Amazing playing of light.


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