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Evening Croc

Evening Croc
Photo Information
Copyright: Oscar Neumeyer (Dutchie) (60)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-20
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, AF Nikkor 70-300 1:4-5,6G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 11:10
Viewed: 6295
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This croc lived in a small pond next to the room we occupied while we lived in Zambia. I went to the pond looking for it and came too close to it without noticing it. It quickly made it clear that I was too close (taken from about 2 meters), but I'm not sure who had the bigger fright.

This croc was about a metre long, and did not seem to be too disturbed by people in the area.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-04 11:16]

Esta foto ficou muito boa, exelente parece que ele engoliu uma lantera,nitidez e cores fantastico,meus parabéns.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-04 11:29]

Hello Oscar,
This is a great capture of aNile Crocodile, the flash illuminating the gape very effectively. This is a sharp and excellent presentation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-04 16:18]

Hi Oscar and a belated but warm welcome to TN

This is really a terrific capture!
It's raelly very rare that we get the chanve to see wild crocs her on TN...so thanks for sharing.
You photo is realyl wonderful, with great details and natural colors.
The focus on its mouth and teeth is exceptional and the rather shallow DOF works really well here.
Superb work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-03-05 0:20]

Very nice sharpness and detail on head. Excellent exposure and beautiful colors. Good POV and timing with mouth open and teeth visible.

A close encounter apparently.
Well done, Oscar.

This is a stunning photo. The focus on the face and particularly the eye are superb and your composition is spot on.TFS.

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