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Copyright: Cem Sozer (Comandante) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 841 W: 38 N: 430] (1408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-25
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 7:37
Viewed: 6843
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello this is my second post with D70 and taken last Saturday at Darica.I liked the expression on face and hope you’ll like it too.Have a nice week!

American Crocodile
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodylia
Family: Crocodylidae
Subfamily: Crocodylinae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. acutus
Binomial name
Crocodylus acutus
(Cuvier, 1807)

The American Crocodile is the only New World crocodile and the top predator in its range.
Like all crocodiles it is a quadruped, with four short, splayed legs; a long, powerful tail; a scaly hide with rows of ossified scutes running down its back and tail; and mighty jaws. It has nicitating membranes to protect its eyes, and, despite the myths it does have lachyrmal glands, and can cleanse its eyes with tears.
The nostrils, eyes, and ears are situated on the top of its head, so the rest of the body can remain concealed underwater. The coloration also helps them hide.
American Crocodiles normally crawl along on their belly, but they can also "high walk". Smaller specimens can gallop, and even larger crocodiles are capable of surprising bursts of speed. They can swim equally fast by moving their body and tail in a sinuous fashion, but they can sustain this form of movement much longer.
They have a four-chambered heart, like a bird, which is especially efficient at oxygenating their blood. They normally dive for only a couple of minutes, but will stay underwater for up to 30 minutes if threatened, and if they remain inactive they can hold their breath for up to 2 hours. They have an ectothermic metabolism, so they can survive a long time between meals — though when they do eat, they can eat up to half their body weight at a time.
The American Crocodile was listed as endangered in 1975. In the US, it occurs only in Florida.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Crocodile"
Categories: Crocodiles
TECHNIQUE:

Nikon D70
2005/06/25 15:53:39.9
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 180mm
Digital Vari-Program: Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/100 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: On

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This is the pest Croc post I've seen at Trek N.
Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details.
Excellent work.

Mike

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-06-27 8:20]

Belle prise Cem, Les détails de la peau du croco sont parfaite. La netté est bonne, ainsi que les contrastes des différents teintes de bruns et de verts. Merci

Cem, there you have however a beautiful domestic animal. ; -) I believe however that it is hungry.
This is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TFS.

hello:)

wow:D wow:) what a beauty smile:D I love it:) just like my friend near my home:D I like how u showed this Crocodile:) very dangerous but so nice :) exellent DOF and POV:)

rgs

Malgosia

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-06-27 10:21]

very nice shot Cem,
very good cropp you made, good in pov, fantastic composition,good dof, well done,
gr. Jaap

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-27 10:32]
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Merhabalar,
netlik ve keskinlik harika...
gerçekmiş gibi bir görüntüsü var...
çok başarılı...
ellerinize sağlık :)

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-06-27 11:08]

Great pose and a killing smile... I love it...TFS...Ina...

That's a real good portrait, Cem! Details are sharp and shown with very natural colors. I like your composition a lot, with a very good POV. Good work. No nits.

Helo Cem!
Superb portrait!!! Just scary!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-27 12:34]

Cem, this is a very nice composition with excellent sharpness. I like the title too.

Great use of dof and an excellent pov.

Well captured Cem,
Excellent colours, crystal clear detail, good sharpness.
Great composition, Excellent POV, DOF and exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-27 14:19]

Cem, please thank your great sister from me :-) She gave you Nikon and it was great gift! You know well how to use it. This picture is perfect. I like these big reptiles and you captured it in great way. Agree with Mike - best picture of croc on TN!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-27 14:33]

Hello Cem,
A superb capture.
Very impressive detail,nice lighting and a great background.
Excellent work,well done.

TFS

Great picture, Cem.
The details , POV and composition are great.
Excellent work.

So sharp, so detailed, and... so frightening !!
Really a perfect focus here. Congratulations Cem !

An incredible portrait of this toothy creature, Cem.
Details, color, POV and BG are great. Well done, and thank you.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-28 3:26]

Hello my brother!
Yes, excellent shot.Details,lighting,Bg are wonderful.I tried to see you at his eyes,but...
my be possible at 3008x2000;).Great job Cem,I'm happy my camera is at right hands.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-28 3:27]

Wow ! I like very much this excellent portrait ! This fellow has a malicious smile and big teeth ;-) Good pose, great colors, DOF and details ! You manage well the D70... Thanks for sharing Cem.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-28 4:14]

Hello Cem what a set of teeth! The focus is very nice and a good cathlight in the eye. I also like the composition. Well done.

Cem, Great close-up! Besty croc profile I've seen. Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details. Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-28 7:31]

Wow Cem, great shot of the smiling crocodile! You look so close to it and the details are so very sharp. Also he's looking right at you. Very well done, I like it.

Ahh Cem, you are using your sisters camera very well indeed.
You have the same skill in selecting good composition as she does. Colours and texture are very well reproduced.
One of the best alligator/crocodile shots I've seen.
Well done.

I wish I could hold my breath for two hours! This is a stunning capture, Cem! It's so nice to see you post something new.

Perfect focus, DOF and POV.

Excellent!

Alli

Hi Cem,

A great portrait on this croc. The color and setail are perfect. that appears to be a sly grin showing all those teeth.

Scott

Hello Cem,

Superb photograph: work was admirable. This smile is almost the most beautiful of the world ;-)
TFS.
Cordially.

Superbe photo: le travail a été admirable. Ce sourire est presque le plus beau du monde ;-)
Merci pour le partage.
Cordialement,
J-Patrick

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-29 13:47]

Merhaba Cem, cok guzel bir timsah kahkahasi. Timsah gozyaslarinin da kayitlarini merakla bekliyorum. Fotografin icin yegane elestirim bunun bir hayvanat bahcesinde cekilmesi.
Senin ve kameranin dogal ortamlarda daha cok vakit gecirmesini diliyorum.
Ellerine saglik.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-29 18:34]

Great Picture Cem.Perfectly focused and sharp.Well Done.TFS
CT

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-29 22:16]

Hello Cem!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Veru strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Hello Cem

I love this shot. It reminds me of the song from Peter Pan.... Never Smile At A Crocodile. Here are the lyrics:

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile
You may very well be well bred
Lots ot etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, time or place
To forget etiquette
For instance:
Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile

Awesome shot. Love the POV. Tack sharp, good light crisp and clear. Awesome!!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-30 8:00]

Hello Cem!
What a smile :-) you did a great photo i like the composition the colours & razorsharp details, dof & pov are great,

Very well done
Regards,
Christian

Brilliant shot Cem, very good clarity and excellent POV. This is an excellent post.

Cem, this is perfect. Love the low POV and composition. Sharpness and colors is great. Very well done with this great shot.

This is a stunning shot of this Croc.
What teeth!
Excellent detail and composition.
Well done!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-05 6:03]

Hello Cem,

I missed this picture before! Sorry about that ... Your sis' camera really makes beautiful pictures. You should not return it! ;)

This is a wonderful, wonderful image! Details are tack sharp, colors are beautiful, exposure is spot on, POV & DOF are excellent and composition is great. This picture deserves 70 points, tomorrow I'll put it there! :) Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-26 1:33]

Nitidez ótima. Cores muito boas. Muito boa composiçăo.
Ótima foto!
TFS
Reynaldo

Hi Cem,
Excellent POV, great composition and details, very sharp image against darkbackground.
TFS!
Chi

Selam,

Gene çok net bir fotoğraf.Timsahtaki ifade çok anlamlı.Tam başlığa uygun:)Her şeyiyle dört dörtlük bir fotoğraf.

Emin

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-17 8:07]

Hi Cem
This is really very nice shot,and looks like its smiling !!!!!As its poseing for you.Great captureing.Excellent shot in all aspects.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-19 15:52]

Hello Cem!
That really dangerous:)Colours,details and light are great.
Thanks for posting...

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-07 10:37]

Nice pic of the croco !
Technically it's very good (focus, DOF, exposure). The softlight (probably a cloudy day) is very adequate for that kind of subject with a shinny skin. Side view is a good choice to emphasize its mouth, its teeth and to create an almost flat plane of focus. TFS

Nice deetail and DOF. I hope you used a zoom lens so you could stay well back from it. :-)

Tom

Hi Cem,
Excellent portrait of thi crocodile, I not see very much of them in TN.
good focus, details, light and colours.
very good note.
Cheers
Hernán

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-18 18:15]

Hi Cem.
Is a great great capture,wonderfull portrait, big smile and happy jaws, excellent colors and ligth,magnific cocodrile portrait.

Thanks and I wait more photos ,tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

hi cem,
a great shot of a rare animal.details well seen.colours, look in the eye, and the reflections in the eye well captured.
thank you for sharing.
serhan

Yes I agree!
what can I say? Nice light, details, colours, POV....
Every thing is great!
Thanks Ana:)

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