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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-28
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Crocs, alligators, caimans, & garials 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-30 5:02
Viewed: 4807
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crocodile at the Chobe NP

A crocodile is any species belonging to the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae). The term can also be used more loosely to include all members of the order Crocodilia: i.e. the true crocodiles, the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae) and the gharials (family Gavialidae), or even the Crocodylomorpha which includes prehistoric crocodile relatives and ancestors. Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like mollusks and crustaceans, depending on species. They are an ancient lineage, and are believed to have changed little since the time of the dinosaurs. They are believed to be 200 million years old whereas dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago; crocodiles survived great extinction events.

Exposure Time: 1/256
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 300/1 mm

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Hi Achim,

Nice croc photo! Nice sharp details. Bright colours.

The focus is bit towards the back side of the eyes. I would have focused towards the head and mouth. But thats everyones PoV. You have captured it nicely. Good work.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-30 6:23]

Hi Achim,
wow..this one is very scary. The look is so different. The shrpness and clarity is outstanding. Nice composition of this reptile.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-30 7:02]

Hello Achim,
A very nice portrait of this fellow,nice colors and very good details,well captured and TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-30 7:09]

Hallo Achim !

Splendid erfassen! ... Aber sehr gefährlich.
Hervorragende Farben, perfekte Licht.

Hello Achim,
a very beautiful portrait of a Crocodile taken with fine details and splendid warm colours, very good POV and composition
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-30 11:40]

Hi Achim . This is a close as you need to get to a large one like this. You have been able to take it with great detail in the skin, with warm colours. well done TFS.

Ciao Achim. Amazing light to exalt the skin's twxture. Very good capture.


Hi Achim,
An awesome apture of this beauty with neat details, warm colours in a delightful composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Achim,

an good low pov and portrait of this crocodile.
fine colours with goo details.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-19 2:13]

Lieber Achim,
Das Krokodil war so gut getarnt, dass ich es auf dem Thumbnail nicht wahrgenommen habe. Feines Licht für dieses spezielle Tier, es scheint auf den Stockzähnen zu lachen.. ich würde nicht zu nahe gehen.
Schönes und natürliches Bild
Hab herzlichen Dank

hello Achim

a excellent portrait photo of the Crocodile with his great expression,
fine POV, fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
beautiful warm luminosity, TFS


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