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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-01-16
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 16:18
Viewed: 3826
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yacare Caiman (Caiman yacare, Jacaré in Portuguese) is a species of caiman found in central South America, including northeastern Argentina, Uruguay eastern Bolivia, central/south-west Brazil, and the rivers of Paraguay. Approximately 10 million individual Yacare Caiman exist within the Brazilian Pantanal, representing what is quite possibly the largest single crocodilian population on Earth. As a medium-small sized crocodilian, most adult individuals grow to roughly 2 or 2.5 meters in length, with the occasional 3 meter individual (there are reports of occasional 4 meter individuals within the Pantanal, but this is yet to be verified.) Their smaller size makes them a favorite prey of the jaguar and Yellow Anaconda. This species diet consists primarily of fish (especially piranha) and birds, with the occasional capybara being taken by larger adults. In general, all species of caiman (the exception being the large Black Caiman) are incapable of seriously harming or consuming humans.

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I love images of vicious reptiles and this caiman portrait looks superb in B/W as well friend Francisco! Ggreat graphical, artistic shot I can add. Superb diagonal view. You demonstrate here superbly your estetic scills. Lovely balance between contrast and brightness. Short but easy reading notes! Bravo, lovely work in my opinion!
George Veltchev

Hallo Francisco,
a beautiful and interesting portrait, great contrast in B/W, nice diagonal composition with a very good visual impact
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-25 6:44]

Hello Francisco,
wow..very effective view of this creature! Thw way it looks is so treacherous as you said.
Superb pose and excellent sharpness.
The eyes is so sinister.


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