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Young wild caiman

Young wild caiman
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-22 6:38
Viewed: 5356
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caiman crocodilus

A relatively small to medium sized crocodilian (males generally reach 2.0 m to 2.5 m. Females are smaller.
Total number of teeth = 72-78
Diet: Juveniles take a variety of aquatic invertebrates (insects, crustaceans, molluscs). As they grow, various vertebrates take up a greater percentage of the diet. C. crocodilus is very much a generalist and adaptive predator. Not dangerous to human.

Taken from the river side. That one is about 70cm long and was 1.5m away from me.
Crop 90%. Levels slightly adjusted.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi JeanMarie,
An excellent shot on this Caiman. A good exposure has the colors and detail looking very nice. Nice texture shown in the skin. You were able to get really close here. Nice shot.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-22 8:04]

Hi JeanMarie

A very beautiful portrait of this lovley caiman.
The colors and the contrast between them make sure that the attention is definately focused on it here :)
Nice details, good POV and nice DOF.
Bravo and TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-22 10:09]

Hello jean Marie,
Very nice capture.Looks like he has no body:)POV,exposure,details and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-11-22 11:30]

He looks like sweet, but I don't think he is.
I like the reflections in the water and at his head.

Greetings Claudia

Hi JeanMarie,
Good wildlife shot.
Great animal.
I like the black and yellow colors..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-22 12:42]

Hi JeanMarie.
Excellent portrait of this charming young animal. Great reproduction of all details and color tones. Impressive POV and perfect selected DOF. Contrast and lighting are perfect too. Superb done and TFS.

Nice wildlife shot. Very good colors on both caiman and muddy water. Sharp.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2006-11-22 16:49]

bonjour Jean Marie

jolie photo de cette tete,
ton POV est trés bon aussi comme la netette
et couleurs



bonsoir JM
très jolie prise de vue que celle de ce caiman, très nette , belles couleurs
excellent trevail
bravo et merci

Hello JeanMarie,
fascinating minimalistic image taken from a well decided point of view with good details.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hello Jean Marie!
As you can see I decided to watch some more of your pictures ;)
Here is one very nice portrait of the caiman, with good DOF and nce colours. On the other hand I would like to suggest some "changes". In my opinion it would be better for this shot to change a little proportions of water: to add a little over the species and to cut a little above its head. Also to keep more space on the left and cut a little on the right. Such changes would allow to expose head of reptile in better POV in my opinion :)
Anyway, nice portrait :)
Best greetings,

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