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saltwater crocodile

saltwater crocodile
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Copyright: Toni Alvarez (Toni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Konica Minolta AF28 -75 f2.8
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 13:24
Viewed: 5333
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of a saltwater crocodile: the man eating one!
It was taken during a jumping crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River between Darwin and Kakadu National Park.
The crocodiles are not always fed and are lured to both sides of the boat so everyone can get a good look. In addition, they make sure that different crocs get fed the meat.
It is touristy but very impressive and those on the lower level have to keep their heads tucked in.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-17 13:42]

Excellent shot Toni! You were right on time to press the shutterbutton. Marvelous action and sharp image. Well done & TFS!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-17 14:01]

Faut reconnaître que les crocodiles sont impressionnants et celui-ci ne l'est pas moins ! Les détails sur la peau sont bons. La luminosté donne l'impression que la gueule est éclairée... Merci Toni.

Toni, superb action shot ! I like POV,details and composition very much. TFS...:)

Hi Toni !
I don't have enough time to write a decent comment ;) but the big smiley is, no doubt, well deserved here :)

//Details are amazing here and the action is frozen perfectly. It's really interesting photo//

Hi Tony, very good action you caught.
Perfect timing, good details and nice colours.
Great work.

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  • nosam (19)
  • [2005-10-17 15:33]

Wow, what a shot! Great detail and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Great capture Toni,
I've heard a few stories about these tourist trips from friends who have been on them. They sound like fun to me.
Good POV, composition and detail.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-17 16:10]

Great capture, Toni
Very sharp image, good timing, nice colour.

Cool, another crocodile posted today. Great action and nice details. Well done!

I think the composition can be improved slightly by cropping more on the right of the photo. I also think a bit more space on top, in front of the croc, would have been nice.

I also find the photo just a little bit overexposed, epecially in the mouth of the croc, and would adjust levels in PS a little bit to fix that.

(I did a workshop, but I can't post it. Workshops are probably not activated in your profile)

It is said they are quite the jumpers and your photo is definatelly no exception to the rule, aux contraire... Wonderfull peak moment

Hi Toni,
This is a great action shot. Stopped perfectly, with excellent detail. The colors look excellent. This would be amazing to see in person.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-17 21:36]

Salut Toni !

Un bel action de ce crocodile, l'éclairage et la netteté sont excellents.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-18 2:58]

Now that is a fantastic action shot, Toni. Incredible feeling of movement. Great timing. Sharp details and excellent light. Well done and TFS. : )

Impresionante Toni. Gracias por la calida bienvenida que me estais dando en este foro. Me alegro de haber decidido tomar parte de el :D. Tu foto impactante :). Por ponerte un pero... yo hubiera hecho un encuadre vertical. ¿Que te parece?. Un gran trabajo y un saludo desde Sant Joan Despi (Barcelona, España) :D

Hello Toni,
Beautifull animal with nice teeth. In order to show the jump you might have gropped tooo much and the head only would also be impressive. Anyway a good catch of an exiting moment. Thomas

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-19 16:56]

Toni, this is really very nice. Excellent composition and pov; amazing action shot.

Excellent sharpness, great details.

Great shot Toni. Waters flying and jaws are wide - a great moment and action capture here.
I like it. Well done & Thank you.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-08 15:18]

Hi Toni, excellent shot! I love the action is terrific and a very nice composition and details. Great work.

Excellent timing. I like this action shot. The sharpness and details are excellent. Very well done.

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