How the Elephant got his Trunk
- joey (24909)
- [2008-02-25 5:52]
Very impressive shot of this MASSIVE croc!
I can almost feel the texture of rough scales.
Impeccable detail and sharpness.
I love the pose with the gaping mouth.
- Argus (50624)
- [2008-02-25 6:15]
I loved the Just-so stories when I was a boy: thanks for the reminder!
This is an impressive capture of a Nile Croc in superb lighting to show his eyes and gaping jaws in the best possible way.
Thanks for sharing this one,
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-02-25 7:41]
An excellent capture of this gapped-mouth crocodile with excelent details, sharpnes, lighting and clarity friend. TFS and Regards,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-02-25 9:10]
This is fantastic and my favorite shot. I shake with fear also admiration at the same time. All is simply outstanding. And POV and cropping, and 3D-effect and terrific truth of reproduction. I cannot image the best work. My congratulations and thanks.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-02-25 9:26]
Hi James, what a great post! I love the story of Kipling, never read it. Little French children aren't told Kipling's stories, they should! As for the picture you show us, it is terrible, frightening yet beautiful. I feel I am looking in time. Thanks James!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-02-25 9:29]
I have never seen inside a crocodile's mouth before. How did you get this shot? Amazing details on this - we can count the teeth. The skin is fantastic. A wonderful wonderful picture.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-02-25 9:34]
A close encounter...I want to see your nose in the workshop:-), another reason for me to go back to the Limpopo river.
Actually it is a very good image!
You got the eye...you got everything actually.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-02-25 9:44]
Oh! this is a huge crocodile indeed!
very good pov for the close up shot to see the full details in it's mouth!
perfect exposure and focus with good colour and details
well done and a good notes
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-02-25 10:31]
Great POV good exposure (but maybe you could use little higlights reduction) Good compositionj and sharpness, perfect background
- peter_stoeckl (11522)
- [2008-02-25 11:22]
majestic animal in magnificent pose, perfect approach, powerful light, dramatic result. Impressing to see all the details and shades of pink in the darkness of the crocodile's open mouth. Nice story. Thank you!
With best regards,
- horia (16656)
- [2008-02-25 11:31]
Hi again James
I simply can't stay away from your gallery :))
I made a small rule for myself lately that says that it's better to critique as many people as possible (most of which commented on my photos, too) if i miss a day or two from TN...but here i am braking it because...well...it's a crock :))
It's a funny story - the one in your note - one that i didn't know before...i guess here we had some different stories in this part of the world when i grew up...
This is a splendid close-up and you are right: the eye makes all the difference! It's that spot of color that makes that "cave" of teeth alive :)
Excellent POV and very good sharpness, all under a well controlled exposure.
It's sad to hear that such a majestic animal will soon not be a part of some countries' fauna :((
Cheers and TFS
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-02-25 19:13]
Your great camera work results in this marvelous portrait of this croc and his impressive set of teeth. Great notes as well james, thank you.
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-02-26 1:30]
James, You have really written a history here. Nice shot and good lighting. I literally went on counting the teeth (hehe). Good work and well done. Ganesh
- albert (2971)
- [2008-02-26 5:13]
Excellent photo of this impressive animal!
Good compo and sharp details
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-02-26 6:35]
WOW ! what a great close-up and i can even say portrait shot
of this Nile Crocodile, his mouth open is very impressive,
excellent timing to shoot the image at that moment,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- claudine (0)
- [2008-02-26 9:17]
This is a nice portrait of this singular animal :)! You had good low POV and captured great details in good composition. He almost looks like he's laughing :) I'll be back to read your note later... Regards,
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2008-02-26 22:57]
Hi James, nice shot, you got it with it's mouth open, as well as the eye. It's a pretty scary looking creature, not one I'd like to have my nose stretched by. Good distribution of light in this shot, with great colour and excellent sharp detail. I like the close up pose and crop you have. Oh yeah, and I enjoyed the story. This was one of the stories I grew up on too.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-02-27 4:58]
excellent portraite of this teeted gigant trunk. Nicely composed and focused. POV, light and composition great. notes also.
TFS, well done
:) be back
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-03-02 2:07]
Hi James, a lovely capture of this crocodile with superb composition, excellent details and sharpnes. TFS. Regards,