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Crocodile Close-up

Crocodile Close-up
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up, Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1, my favorite TN choices [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-25 2:40
Viewed: 9913
Favorites: 13 [view]
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) are grey or greenish-brown above, with heavily mottled flanks. In contrast to the saltwater variety, this species has quite long, smooth and slender snouts. They are often difficult to distingguish when partially submerged. They may reach up to three metres long.

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Il vaut mieux ne rien laisser traîner dans les environs.
Bonne journée.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-25 3:42]

Hi Chi liu,

A great composed shot of the small croc,well seen and captured,I like the mirrored image in the water,

Well done and TFS,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-25 3:55]

Very nice capture, Chi!
Excellent close-up on this beautiful crocodile's eye. Magnificent sharpness, lovely colors and superb POV.
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)
  • [2006-07-25 3:56]

Hello Chi,
Magnificent capture.Reflections on water are amazing.I liked POV,details,framing,sharpness and composition alsoı a lot.

Hello Chi,
Very nice close up with beautifull details.
TFS Thomas

Hi Chi
Excellent shot, wonderful POV and a scene that only someone with experience could shot!
So clear,with details!
Very difficult for me.
TFS and see you

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-25 6:13]

Hi Chi,
Great close-up with maximum details and perfect dof. Very good pov and reflection. Reflection create the illusion of left and right eye, giving and unusual face aspect!
TFS, José M.

Wow, Very cool image Chi Liu!
Very good impact, excellent sharpness, detail, color, and exposure...
Excellent work.

Hi Chi,
Superb composition! This rocks! Beautiful colors and detail. Perfectly balance reflection. Great camera work my friend.

Great sharpness and near perfect reflection. Super short DOF as well. I'm surprised the image is as sharp as it is at 1/25. Did you use a tripod or were you resting against glass?

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-25 7:53]

Hello Chi,
This is a great capture.
Excellent light,superb detail and reflection.
Top quality work.


Hello ChI, excllent closup on the mean animal, excllent reflection, OPerfect colors, Bg, POV Great Job, TFS Kyle

This is sheer magic, Chi. I love your composition.
TFS and take care.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-25 14:32]

Hello Chi Liu,
Now how exactly did you manage this shot? Where were you? *gasp*
It is an amazing capture... in POV, in clarity, in luminosity...
The reflection is awesome. Talk about eye-to-eye!
That eye is... magnificent!
TFS : )

Hi Chi,
Amazing shot, great work!
Perfect details, POV, colors and framing.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

Hi Chi,
Marvelous mirror image. The details and composition are superb; colours beautiful.
A masterpiece. No more words, I only enjoy

Eye doubly like this one a lot Chi, The lighting is super fantastic with well exposed details. Perfect! :)

Excellent shot Chi,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed.
Thanks for posting, Have a great week.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-25 17:37]

exepcional. un 10

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-07-25 18:43]

Hola Chi. Esta es una de las mejores fotos que he visto, tiene todo lo necesario para que asi sea. Felicidades Luis52

I can do very well without a 3 metre crocodile, but this photo is fantastic. The composition and the texture in that eye is wonderful. A+ on this one!

Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-07-25 19:38]

Focus, light, Reflexion, Composition, Presentation,
Définition, Détails, tout y est pour qualifier cette photo d'extraordinaire. ***** Bravo,Chi.


Hi Chi,

Woooooooooow, amazing shop...
Wonderful details, sharp and details - PERFECT!!
Excellent composition and DOF.
Very, very well done!!

TFS :-)

Very original shot Chi. I like the simetry and the perfection of the reflexion. Looks almost extra-terrestrial. Excellent focus and exposure.

Nice shot and TFS.


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-07-26 13:44]

another unbelievable shot...

just perfect...

well done Chi :))

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-07-26 18:22]

Hi Chi,
Excellent closeup, effective use of DOF, very harmonious tone-in-tone colours.
Just beautiful!

Hi Chi,
this is a great shot. The low POV and the reflection are great. Lovely colours and good details.
Excellent work.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-07-27 3:36]

Wow Chi! What a nice capture! Wonderful eye and reflection! Colours are also beautiful! Excelent work!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-28 9:02]

Bonjour Chi, sorry I forgot it!! It's an exceptional shot!! Amazing reflection!!! Very well done, best regards, Didier.

Amazing capture! So clear and sharp! I really like your POV , colors and composition. TFS!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-29 0:23]

Hi Chiliu,
Fantastic detail, great sharpness colors and exposure, very nice composition, excellent excellent.Good note,


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-29 2:38]

Hi Chi,
good idea, giant eye of crocodile with superb reflection. I like it. Well done photo.
Rgs, Aleksander

Hello Chi,
very well seen detail pictured in amazing sharpness.
Very creative image with an enormous impact.
Thank you! Best regards,

WOW! This is a incredible shot Chi
The detail and colours are excellent.
The reflection of the eye in the water is just great.
Very well done.
TFS Janice

Hi Chi,
boooooaaaa, why have I missed this shot???
It's sooo amazing and beautiful.
This eye is like a jewel, like an opal.
And the reflection and your low POV, that's marvelous, very very well done, real artwork, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-06 4:35]

hi chi
perfect close up. i like your perspective. superb symmetry. POV, BG, DOF, colours, details, reflection and focus are great

Hi again Chi,
This is just amazing! Reflection of this eye in the water is just wonderful! This is a piece of art no doubt about it! Congratulations! TFS,

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-20 8:18]

Hi Chi. This is a GREAT close-up. I love the reflection and the unbelievable sharpness and fantastic colors. Well done & TFS!


Extremly well focused & balanced!!!
TFS. Loved the notes. Very educative.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-09-17 14:40]

hi Cji, how close was you in moment of dong this photo. Wonderful shot, excelent coloures and POV

Perfect picture, very impressive!

Hi Chi,
Stunning, can't say much more than that. I'm starting to get a hankering for that 150mm Sigma...I've seen so many high quality shots with the lens.

Hi Chi,
Very beautiful close up. Compo is outstanding...
Excellent sharpness...

Hi, Chi.
Very nice one. Simplicity and excellent quality in one shot. Sharpness, composition, reflection and sharpness - all are just perfect. And also exposure and background.

Great shot!
I love the reflection and the effect it produces.
Great colors and details!
Nice work!

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-02-10 3:43]

Hi Chi Liu,
superb macro of this crocodile eye.
Very nice composition and colours.
Best regards,

I'm sure at this point I can't say anything that hasn't been said! but I just had to say WOW!! i love this pic!!

this is one of the beautiful pictures i saw!!!!!

Hello Chi,
Perfect sharpness with colour and details
great work
Tony Ho

just perfect....

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-28 8:28]

Hi Chi,

This is an outstanding shot. The eye tells it all. Very nice reflection and very simple but effective composition.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-08 15:01]

Hi Chi,
I've missed this one. Absolutely a great photo! Bravo and TFS
Best wishes,

Excellent shot! U have captured the reflections beautfully. Great POV and shrpness. Nice idea. Thanks for sharing.

amazingly sharp pic, TFS Ori

Just excellent pic,bravo chiliu.

Hi chi liu,

Fantastic picture of the croc's eye.
Very welldone & TFS.


Great capture with sharp and beautiful composition.

A Great shot.......... nothing to say.

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