Walking the walk
- siggi (52850)
- [2011-03-21 1:14]
Beautiful shot of thisNile Crocodile with extraordinary pov, focus, colors and composition.Excellent sharpness too.My compliments and TFS.
Best regards Siggi
- joska (22535)
- [2011-03-21 1:47]
Excellent photo-presentation, TFS!
- corjan3 (4707)
- [2011-03-21 3:30]
Another unusual image from you and a very informative note. It will not be surprising if it is the algae that are causing the animal deaths. Algae have played a major role in the evolution of the environment. Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), not classified as algae anymore as they are bacteria, were amongst the earliest life forms on Earth and already were around before there was oxygen in the atmosphere. In fact, they played a major role in converting the atmosphere from reducing to oxidising by extracting carbon dioxide from the seawater and releasing the oxygen into the atmosphere.
Thank you and best wishes.
- matatur (5312)
- [2011-03-21 3:51]
A fine, environmentalist capture in great taste Anna, which also demonstrates the camouflage power of the live algae on the denizens of the aquatic world. Thanks for sharing this beautiful image with us my friend.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2011-03-21 3:59]
a very beautiful capture of the Nile Crocodile, what a extraordinary involuntary
camouflage, superb sharpness, great timing in a very pleasant dynamic composition
- heimann2 (4536)
- [2011-03-21 4:00]
a very interesting subject and information. The jacana seems to look with much interest at the crocodile - perhaps because it looks soo funny?
The subject of your pic is very good, but the quality could be better. It seems as if you had cropped to much or sharpend it to much?
best regards and thanks for the interesting information
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2011-03-21 4:11]
Presentation and composition very witty!
Very interesting capture. Perfect sharpness and nice natural colours.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2011-03-21 5:39]
Algae is not an inviting sight anywhere, Anna, and this croc does not seem too pleased to be smeared in it. As a matter of fact, the bird on the dry ground looks on with concern at the fellow doing the "walk" out of the slimy stuff.
You have apparently captured the moment with the same concern but certainly not with any "pleasure" at the plight of the animal.
Your note on the "walk" of a Crocodile is enlightening and goes well with the picture.
Thanks and regards.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2011-03-21 6:32]
Ciao Anna. Interesting example of camouflage. Beautiful brilliant colours and very good details. Lovely compo.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2011-03-21 8:12]
Oh! So much about walking, very interesting to learn so much, the image is beautiful with algae on the crocodile and the bird's position and pose makes it more lovely. tfs.
- sujoybhawal (2181)
- [2011-03-21 9:00]
Anna - a fantastic capture of the duo. It seems the bird is matching step by step with the croc. Noce compositon. tfs
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2011-03-21 9:09]
very good picture with great pose of the
very nice details and good naturel colours
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2011-03-21 9:44]
WOW ! what a great photo of the Nile Crocodile
camouflaged with his habitat, very fine POV
and the way it is framed, excellent contrast
between background's and foreground's color tones,
great focus sharpness and details, beautiful glance
of the bird to the Crocodile and what a great
expressive eye-contact of the Crocodile with you, TFS
- maaciejka (27117)
- [2011-03-21 9:50]
beautiful photo. Interesting animals. Amazing colours. Excellent point of view and depth of field.
Thanks for sharing,
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2011-03-21 10:03]
Interesting note and impressive scene with excellent composition and wonderful colours.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2011-03-21 10:05]
Interesting photo of this Nile Crocodile covered with algae. Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a good POV and composition. The African Jacana is a nice bonus.
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2011-03-21 11:15]
I did with the little rail providing a comic side note!
very well done!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2011-03-21 15:03]
Ciao Anna, great capture of very strange walking couple, wonderful ambientation, beautiful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- Noisette (7821)
- [2011-03-21 16:17]
very interesting scene, this algae covered Nil Crocodile is captured with sharp details in a natural environment, great composition
the bird on the left is a great bonus
Have a good night
- Argus (50626)
- [2011-03-22 4:31]
A fine capture of an algae-covered Nile Crocodile as he emerges from the water.
The POV is excellent and taken with great sharpness and natural colours with the African Jacana or Lily-trotter add ing nicely to the composition.
Thanks and kind regards,
- luciola (4193)
- [2011-03-22 4:43]
Oh, what an amazing photo, fantastic contrast between the delicate bird and the terrible crocodile. Crocodile great masked by algae. Bravo!
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2011-03-22 8:18]
Another title would be Beauty and the Beast.I pity the poor animals in the algae covered water but I suppose they get used to it. So here we get two for the price of one! A jacana and a croc! This is a typical scene at a hide and you managed to capture it beautifully, as usual.There is a definite sense of movement, so vital in nature photography. And I think we have the only "green" crocs in the world! Well done and well captured!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2011-03-24 23:44]
Hopefully you were in a safe place when capturing this fellow, he looks like hungry!
An amazing situation, enhanced by the bird walking on the pondside...
The cunning expression of the crocodile is well recorded, all together a stunning picture of Africa!
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2011-03-27 20:42]
What a neat shot of this algae covered Crocodile doing the high walk while his little side kick looks on. The composition is very eye appealing as it shows him in a nice low POV in his natural habitat. Your f/5.0 aperture resulted in some great DOF allowing you to capture the entire croc. in nice detail. Beautiful presentation with very informative notes!!
- jignasi (27917)
- [2011-03-31 1:14]
Impresionante espectáculo en un paisaje que no deja de ser curioso para los que habitamos estas latitudes. Bien recreado el ambiente de esas ciénagas con unos colores bien descriptivos.
Dinamismo del conjunto y habilidad para captar las especies en su entorno.
Saludos Anna: Josep Ignasi.
- ciopper13 (1772)
- [2011-04-06 7:14]
Splendid photo, congratulations!!!
- fiyo (15161)
- [2011-04-07 8:41]
A wonderful composition of natural environment
Congratulations, regards ..
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2011-04-07 9:52]
Your photos have a lot of Natural Environmet and thats why I like them a lot Ana, and they have a lot of value for those who take them. Very clear image, sharpness, focus, light, are in a high quality level.
TFS this photo, and many thanks for Your kind words an my last picture.
Ps.... I also miss the "good old days" times when we where a real family of photographers, knowing each other not only for the photos we post or share, bur for the kindness to each others. Things are geting colder each day here, but people like You and some others friends keep me hanging here.
- paolo49 (6200)
- [2011-04-08 8:57]
Hello Anna, disturbing image of this little alligator with friendly intentions, the perfect shot and great details and the time you read. All the best, Paul
- lorendubois (9343)
- [2011-04-09 3:16]
Prise de vue rare, et surprenante
Bravo pour le résultat
- vanni2009 (6160)
- [2011-04-09 12:47]
beautiful composition, beautiful colors and the natural environment.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
- horias (11033)
- [2011-04-10 5:47]
Wow....what a fantastic shot....is like in National Geographic..
what a great capture!!!!
Great shot ,great sharp details and colors.
CONGRATULATION'S for this beauty!!!
- Emi_1987 (1116)
- [2011-04-20 5:24]
Awesome composed shot, I would get too close to that crocodile if I were that bird :) , what you have captured here show what is wildlife photography really about, showing the habitat and the sorroundings of an given animal or insect, and by giving that beautiful description..it is like looking at a documentary of animal behavior.
Job very well done and thanks for sharing!
- foozi (25839)
- [2011-04-22 2:39]
such a special shot of these two creatures! The thin croc is so well shown with weeds on its body.
i like the presence of the bird too, giving this presentation a very natural photo.
simple yet effective in style and nature.
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-06-15 8:00]
My dear friend Anna,
This shot is a real "COUP"
The sight of the algae covered crocodile makes me laugh as well as cry.
The pollution of our dams and rivers is heart breaking!
One day the whole planet will suffocate in filth. Worst of all the so called 'good- doers' do not know, that they do not know and make matters worse.
The Hartebeespoort dam was declared unsafe for humans, when we were there approx 6 years ago, and it looked like thick pea soup on a good day, on a bad one it was covered with a layer of dead brown Algae ca 300 mm thick and stinking horribly. It was so bad that we had to close the windows...
Researching the matter I discovered, that the water hyacinths had upset some residents' view of the water, and they pad for spraying the whole dam to eradicate the plants!
At least that crocodile was still alive enabling you to take an amazing photo.
Thanks for sharing