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Crocodylus niloticus

Crocodylus niloticus
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-26
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Flags and Rarities [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-01 12:14
Viewed: 5585
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crocodylus niloticus, Nile crocodile, Crocodile du Nil observé sur le rivage de la Chobe River dans le Chobe National Park.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-01 12:44]

Bonsoir Gérard,
Despite the grass stem in front of the eye this is a fine capture of the Nile Crocodile showing the head with excellent sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Merci et a bientôt,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-01 12:53]

Hello Gerard
Nice smile!
Thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-01 13:32]

Hello Gerard.
Very Good portrait of this Crocodile, The composition is excellent, colours & sharpness very nice, DOF & POV are excellent.Best regards Siggi

Bonjour mon ami Gerard,

Impressive portrait capture of this beauty. I like that you have captured the details of the skin (scales and pattern) so well. Exposure is perfect also.
TFS and have a nice night!


Good deal capturing a rarity for sure...I think perhaps a bit more contrast...but I'll never get the chance at such a place...nice addition to TN. I have added it to an appropriate theme!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-01 17:39]

Hola Gerardo.
It must be very exciting to see these large reptiles so close and to achieve a very beautiful image.
The colors and sharpness are in high level.

Hi Gerar,
Excellent shot of this beauty, TFS. Very artistic angle.

Hello Gerard,
What a superb capture with natural colours and excellent details.
Superb composition. Thanks for sharing!

hello Gerard
super good pose with great details and lovely colours
greeting lou

Hi Gerard. Stunning capture of this crocodile.
Kind regards,

Hi Gerard,
That's awful,Very nice detail.TFS

Hi Gerard,
crocodile is for me very unusual animal. Great natural colours. Amazing picture,

Ciao Gerard. Excellent details and light with brigh colours. The best DOF. TFS.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-12-02 13:42]

Hi Gerard,
What an impressive capture of this Crocodylus,excellent close up and great sharp details.TFS.

Hola Gerard

Bella composición de este peligroso animal, que no cesa de mirarte. Bella imagen con contrastes estupendos y un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Gérard.
This is a fine specimen captured under good lighting.
The skin is golden in color and the close framing is beautiful.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-02 18:34]

Hello Gerard,
Beautiful animal with healthy yet threatening looking teeth. You image has captured much detail affording us a great view, thank you.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-05 1:19]

Hello Gerard,
the croc really look ferocious, and you have shown it very well.
what a copper color skin and the teeth are so sharp.
A nicely detailed composition.


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