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Crocodile Reflections

Crocodile Reflections
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Copyright: Mike Wong (TheUnknown) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 19 N: 118] (627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-18
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-19 11:24
Viewed: 5497
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two crocodiles were photographed at the Singapore Zoological Gardens.

I shot through a glass partition so I had to do some PP to bring out the sharpness a little. The glass also gave a slight greenish tint throughout the image which I kept because I liked the effect.

All the species of alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharial together are known as “crocodilians.” That is sometimes shortened to “crocs” and still refers to all the species as a group.

But many people want to know what the difference is between an alligator and a crocodile. If you really want to know for sure, you need to know the particular characteristics of each species. But don't worry—there are a few general ways to tell the two apart:

Shape of the jaw— Alligators tend to have wide, U-shaped, rounded snouts, while crocodiles tend to have longer, more pointed, V-shaped snouts.

Teeth— The fourth tooth on the lower jaw sticks up over the upper lip on crocodiles, so you can see it when their mouths are closed. In alligators, this fourth tooth is covered up.

Habitat— Crocodiles also have special glands in their tongues that can get rid of excess salt, so they tend to live in saltwater habitats. Alligators have these glands, too, but they don't work as well as the crocodiles', so alligators prefer to live in freshwater habitats.

Source: www.sandiegozoo.org

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This is a very nice capture Mike,
Very well composed with nice sharp and clear detail.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The low POV is excellent. The reflections are a really nice touch to this great shot.
Great notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-09-15 11:29]

Great shot!
I really like the colour and lighting in this picture. Plenty of good detail and very sharp!
Looks like a shot from National Georaphic!


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