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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-24
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-24 10:11
Viewed: 1814
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all the viewers. Wish you have a nice and prosperous NEW YEAR.

Enjoy the essence of CHRISTMAS!!!!!

It's a photograph of NILE CROCODILE. I had captured this photograph in Lower Sabie Sunset Dam, Kruger National Park, South Africa. It's my second photograph of this Crocodile. But here I wanted to show it from more closer.
Light was harsh and I took this Photograph from Car.

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breathtaking work dear Srikumar .... Merry Christmas to you as well !
George Veltchev

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-12-24 11:45]

Exceptional catch, Srikumar!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Hi Sri,
Simply fantastic work... composition's breathtaking, textures are awesome... Absolutely the 'Photo of the Day' for me. Excellent shot, hats off for you!
Have a nice festive season, kind regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-24 14:59]

Hi Srikumar,i wish you all the best me too,and thanks for this unusual pic,a great capture of this crocodile,impressive moment and fantastic quality of sharpness and colors! Thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
Dhyanabad and Subho Baradin r subheccha janai. Yes Park street khub sejeche. Kolkatar vitare khub ekta jete ichha kore na. I love to stay in lonely place.

Tomar sasurbarite bhalo katuk....ei kamonay......


Ciao Srikumar, great portrait with fantastic smile, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-25 1:53]

Hi Srikumar,
A marvellous portrait from close range,excellent details and perfectly sharp photo
with nice natural colours.
Merry Christmas
regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-25 9:55]

Hello Srikumar, and "Merry Christmas" to you also!
An impressive image of this fine looking crocodile who seems to have a big smile on it's face:) Awesome close-up shot showing it's head in exceptional detail...just look at those large pearl white teeth. Colors are rich and natural and exposure is excellent. Great work!!

Wow what a smile......If somebody meets this guy it will be his last Christmas....
However it is a great portrait with amazing details and sharpness.
Have a nice festive season. Thanks for visiting my gallery!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-26 0:50]

Hello Srikumar,
Great photo taken from a perfect POV. Very beautiful natural colors and fantastic sharpness. High quality!

impressive capture, TFS Ori

Hello Srikumar,

Hope life is good in South Africa, may you retire in peace from abroad. This is a lovely image of this mighty crocodile from the Nile river.The details are exquisite and your focus is sharper as ever and the note as entertaining as it can be. Thanks a lot for sharing and dear friend kindly accept heartfelt greetings for the happy New Year ahead, take care,

Best regards/Abid

Impressive head Srikumar,outstanding picture.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thanks for sharing.


Beautiful capture of this beast. Well done Srikumar.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-12-28 8:45]

Hi my friend, nice to see you again.

Great portrait of the crocodile, the détails and the sharpness is perfect.
Wonderful job here, the frme is splendid.
Happy new year to you and your family.
John vantighem

Hallo Sri
very good picture with good sharpness
light and colours great
Happy new year with good health to you and Family

gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-12-29 9:08]

Hi Srikumar,
Fantastic composition ..
Great Capture. Perfect sharp details, POV, and DOF
Happy New Year with good health to you and Family,

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! great shot of the Nile Crocodile, superbly composed with great focus,
sharpness, and details, and a very beautiful soft light, Happy Holidays, TFS


Hi Srikumar,

that is absolutely my favorite picture! Fantastic breathtaking work!


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