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Sunrise jacaré

Sunrise jacaré
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-105 mm F4L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-25 11:46
Viewed: 4857
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) is a crocodilian reptile found in eastern and central South America, including southeastern Brazil, northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. It is found mostly in freshwater marshes, swamps, and mangroves. Its notable physical characteristic is its broad snout from which its name is derived. Most tend to be of an olive-green color, with exceptions occurring as adaptations to varying climates. Its diet consists mainly of small invertebrates, and it can crush shells to feed on turtles and snails. The species is threatened due to illegal hunting and loss of habitat.

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IUCN Red List

Personal Wev

This photo is taken near Fazenda San Francisco, Pantanal, Brasil. Original format.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-25 11:53]

Hi Ferran. This is a first class close up of the Broad-snouted caiman . You have taken it with such sharp focusing andd fine detail in the skin and large eye. Your use of the light has given bright colours. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Wonderful capture this caiman!
Great sharp details, lovely colors.

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-25 13:54]

Hi Ferran,
Excellent capture, and details. Well done, TFS.

Hi Ferran

Good portrait of this small caiman, great eye contact.
Excellent composition, sharpness and DOF.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-25 16:40]

Hi Ferran,

A marvelous close-up of this Caiman's face with fine details of the skin and beautiful eye. The colors and patterns are wonderful. We get a good view of the broad snout through the leaves. The nice fresh leaves make a wonderful backdrop for the reptile.


hello Ferran

WOW ! what a shot of the crocodile ! ouf j'aurais eu peur moi,
a fine POV showing his head superbly with that wonderful
eye-contact of the crocodile, fine focus great sharpness
and details, ouf encore BRAVO pour tone courage, TFS


Hola Ferra,
bellissimo ritratto di Caimano con un eccellente punto di ripresa per un intenso contatto visivo, ottima nitidezza, molto belli e naturali, bellissima composizione con la cornice naturale della vegetazione acquatica.
Grazie e complimenti

Lovely Caiman! Nice color effect and "criptic" pose!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-26 3:56]

Hi Ferran,

Wowwww as "portrait"! Excellent colors, excellent player. Easily be confused with the environment.
Have a nice Saturday,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-26 4:54]

Hi Ferran,
this one is indeed so real in its habitat. The water lettuce really gives a good hiding ground and a camouflaged too. The details of the creature is so exciting with its brownish stripes and good staring eyes.
Brilliant composition.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-09-26 6:35]

Hola Ferran: Una magnífica captura de este reptil que parece joven. Como se confunde y esconde en su entorno natural, bella foto de verdad...saludos.

Hello Ferran! Dangerous shot. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Good exposure. Well done!

Bones tonalitats i un ull ben captat. No debies de ser gaire lluny... ho dic pel 24-105 que feies anar !
Bonic treball.

Bon cap de setmana Ferran.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-27 1:47]

Hello Ferran,
For me the Pantanal was the most fascinating place on earth where I've been. And landscape with its inhabitans was so pure. Outside the countless species of birds, there were animals like caymans. What a great photo this is. Beautiful warm colours in excellent sharp details, POV and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-27 2:10]

Hello Ferran.
Great shot with nice POV and excellent colours. Very good sharpness and details.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Ferran
great shot of this caiman, he is very good camouflaged between this green water plants
this beautiful image is very well illuminated with fine details and wondeful composition
Have a nice sunday

great sharp closeup, greetings Ori

Hello Ferran,

what an amazing picture from you.
Suburp composition and sharpness with good pov and details.
Fine natural colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-27 22:03]

Hello Ferran,
An excellent portrait showing the head of this Broad-snouted Caiman. The Pov shows its features with superb sharpness in great lighting and the composition among the vegetation is great.
The surface vegetation is familiar to aquarists.
The Pantanal is an area that I have always dreamed to visit.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-27 22:25]

Hello Ferran !
What a great picture of this beautiful and endangered species ! I love how he is hidden in the vegetation, must be quite hard to see him when he doesn't move. You managed to capture pin sharp details on his face and his eye, but I also like the light, the nice natural colors, the composition and the POV. Very well done !

hola Ferran!
splendid capture of Caiman latirostris in it's natural enviroment....
great sharpness and detail of head

best regards sERGIO

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-11-04 21:41]

Hi Ferran,
The cauman surrounded with its natural environment.Nice light and great sharpness on the caiman portraying unique patterns and colours.

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