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Caiman yacare

Caiman yacare
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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-30
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-26 10:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my TN friends,
I took this pic (lot of crop because it was with a 105mm) in a small lake beside the road.
I hope you like it and have a nice weekend.
See you soon...

Yacare Caiman
The Yacare Caiman (Caiman yacare, Jacaré in Portuguese) is a species of caiman found in central South America, including northern Argentina, eastern Bolivia, south-west Brazil (especially in the Pantanal marshland), and the rivers of Paraguay. They grow to about 2 to 3 meters and have a diet of fish, molluscs and crustaceans.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-26 23:23]

What a great capture this lovely Caiman with lovely water reflection!
I like the eyes and the water color.

Hi Francisco
Wonderful capture this caiman.
Position in the water is great!

Olá Francisco.
Gostei muito deste registro!
O reflexo produziu um efeito interessante. Enquadramento muito bem trabalhado.
Parabéns pelas belas imagens que compartilha da rica fauna brasileira!
José Roberto

Hello Francisco,
Unusual shot for you! He looks very peaceful this Caiman, taken with fine detail and a transparent water. Well done! Cheers,

Hi Francisco.
Interesting composition in yours picture about the caiman.
Terrible eyes of it.
Friendly greetings.Alin.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2010-03-31 1:26]

Very-very cool picture you got here, Francisco.
Calm and lovely!



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-23 4:07]

Hi Francisco,
wow...this is a special capture. so simple composition but the beauty is outstanding.
Well thought and simplicity is hard to get.


Hi Francisco,

Sorry to look so rarely at your portfolio, but I am sorting our house content for a move to a much smaller house....

You have a wonderful portfolio overall, but I think that this image is the best yet!! and I add it to my favorites.

I remember reading somewhere, that Caiman are nicer?!? than crocodiles and looking at his big eye, I feel a bit like Red Riding Hood ""Grandma why do you have such big eyes?""

His reflection is very special; and I am pleased you kept the natural colours and resisted to saturate - as so many members do nowadays - producing images looking like cheap oil paintings!!

It is an absolute pleasure to view your work,

Have a nice day
Best wishes from South Africa

amazing scary capture, TFS Ori

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