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Aquafresh smile

Aquafresh smile
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-26
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-15 3:48
Viewed: 3313
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Where Can You Find Crocodiles? There are 23 species of crocodile and they inhabit the Southern reaches of the world. They can be found in the swamps and everglades of the southeastern U.S., in Central and South America, in Africa, Australia, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Borneo.

What’s the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
Alligators are part of the crocodile family. You can usually tell them apart by their snouts. Alligators have broad snouts while crocodiles have long, tapered ones.

Which are the most vicious crocodiles?
All crocs can be vicious. They are able to attack with lightening speed and kill animals as heavy as they are. The most terrifying are the Nile and Australian crocodiles. Nile crocodiles can take down a water buffalo! They are crafty and can plot their hunting behavior to match their specific prey.

Image taken at the Johannesburg Zoo during a crocodile lunch in RAW format, ISO640, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system.

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Ciao George, great portrait with terrific smile, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao George. A plesant and dangerous smile taken in excellent details and sharp. very good DOF and details. Magnifcient colours MF!


Hi George,

in effect teeth are really white!The image is perfect as usual, too many beautiful things to write about the photo, i'll avoid doing it.Frankly i don't like very much this kind of signature....



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-15 5:38]

Hello Friend George,
this is an awesome shot of the sharp teeth guy. The texture is so well defined and the dramatic effect of the splashing water really allow the composition to be exciting and interesting.
well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-15 6:27]

Smile of death, fine texture and details, well made. tfs.

Hallo George,
a superb portrait of this Crocodile, impressive details and very beautiful colours, very nice close composition
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Interesting, impressive and beautiful photo George! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and perfect focus.

Hello George, a great and disturbing images, super light and detail, the moment you've captured spectacular. All the best, Paul

HI George.
Amazing photo. What a dramatic scene! Excellent sharpness. Great composition. Many details.
Have a nice weekend,

George, this is a great shot of this croc. Has very good sharpness and detail. Have a great weekend, Bill

Hello George,

Looks like a happy croc..!
Or maybe she can spot fresh food...
A fine portrait that never could be taken by me, well framed with superb details!

Pablo -

wonderful photo performance!

Hello George

LoL ! i love the title you choose for this photo,
great portrait shot of this Crocodile with fine POV,
superbly focused great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-16 23:18]

amazing portrait!

Hi George friend!
Well, now I understand ...
This huge crocodile was under the "non eloquent" autumn leaves, in other photo! Ha .. ha ... ha...! :)
Great picture! My son Emmanuel, was at my side when I saw this picture, and he says it is impressive and dramatic, sends you greetings and applause! ... Really impressive work in sight!
Regards, TFS

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-17 19:10]

Hello George,
Thanks for reminding me why I like living in Ohio, where a person can go swimming in any body of water without meeting up with one of these guys.
I have to admit their teeth are so white that they almost dont look real, they must have a really good dentist. Great close-up showing excellent detail and color. Nice use of wide open shutter to isolate the main subject. Well done!!

Hello George,
Colgate smile for sure! I wonder if they have someone brush there teeth everyday -(wouldn't want that job hahaha.) I've never seen such clean white teeth on a croc before. This is an excellent shot with good sharp details. Well done and tfs.

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