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Sorry about the title - couldn't think of anything more inspirational. This healthy youngster was shot (photographically) in the Australian Reptile Park near Sydney. One of the keepers gave an interesting demonstration on how to differentiate between 'crocs' and 'gators'. He brought out two 3ft specimens and set them down on the ground. He then nudged the alligator on the rear leg. The alligator just waddled off to find somewhere less bothersome. The crocodile, on the other hand, tried to take his leg off! Crocodiles can run but it's their lateral speed and reaction that makes them so deadly.

Can I add that this is not recomended as a way to tell the difference.Grin

Catch up with y'all later,

Dave

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Crock O'Dial
Username:WhiteRose1 WhiteRose1
Uploaded:22 Feb 2012 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Australia Reptile Park, Central coast, Crocodile, Pets / captive animals, Somersby
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:11 AM

A beautifully detailed capture. Smile

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ugly
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:12 AM

A top image nice tonnes and DOF...

Dave

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nonur
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:24 AM

I like the colours, sharpness and the DOF. Nice title and I also enjoyed reading the info. Thank you for sharing!

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EAS
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:37 AM

Wow! Easy to see why they get mistaken for a log in the water thanks to the log next to your Croc here! Well, at least I think that's a log!! Wonderful details. Pin sharp and great colours. Still chuckling re your write-up too.

Ann

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22 Feb 2012 - 8:39 AM

A very nice capture. Great disguise. Well done. WesternRed.

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CarolG
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:44 AM

What a cute little fella, Dave, excellent detail, very well captured. Carol

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RonnieAG
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:52 AM

Thanks for the tip, Dave: next time I meet up with them I'll know which one not to kickWinkWink.
A very fine shot capturing all that amazing detail in it's hide/skin/handbag or whatever, enhanced by that wonderful light playing on it.
And it does look fairly well camouflaged against the log it's resting on.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:55 AM

A helpful warning WinkWinkWink
Great capture - super sharp detail
Helen

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Rock
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:06 AM

Get me a burger and make it snappy.

We went to the same show in Sydney and enjoyed it.

Rock

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Fefe
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:08 AM

Terrific Dave...... Been looking forward to this one and I am not disappointed ( not that I expected to beWink) What a belter! Fantastic detail and colours...... Love the pinky hue under his chin and bellySmileSmile Interesting read up tooSmile
Any more croc's to come?
Diane

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twelvemegs
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:23 AM

Amazingly sharp this one Dave.


David

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twainey
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:34 AM

What a super detailed image Dave
..................Trev

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Jocelia
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:38 AM

Did your wife order her handbag and shoes while she was there?
Lovely clear and sharp images, great impact here……….Jocelia

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nikshot
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:49 AM

Really first class shot Dave, super detail.
Nick

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22 Feb 2012 - 10:06 AM

Morning Dave

No exif???? so now you can tell everyone that this is one of your best macro shots Wink

Pin sharp dave, good shot.

Keep "SNAPPING" Grin Grin Grin Grin

De Nitram

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22 Feb 2012 - 10:07 AM

What glorious detail

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22 Feb 2012 - 10:34 AM


Quote: No exif???? so now you can tell everyone that this is one of your best macro shots Wink



Cheers Martin - I've started re-sizing images for the web instead of just clicking the upload button - strips the exif data - I'll try to make make a note of it and put it back in in future .... if I remember Grin.

Not a macro though... just a straight forward with the trusty 15-85

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22 Feb 2012 - 11:13 AM

A lovely detailed shot Dave...Lin

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gingerdelight
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22 Feb 2012 - 11:55 AM

A wonderful capture and such an interesting write up too!
Carol

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22 Feb 2012 - 12:25 PM

Love the narrative Dave and the very sharp capture, about your comment on us liking beach holidays, we do love them but hire cars to get out and explore! Goa is the only place where we do not do this as the driving standards are terrible, we use taxis.

Regards

Trev.

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AnnChown
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22 Feb 2012 - 12:27 PM

Super detail Dave - and love the bokeh on the other one. He looks so harmless! Smile
Ann

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posty57
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22 Feb 2012 - 1:02 PM

Nice and unusual lizard image. Superb crocodile image though. Thankfully they find it difficult climbing apartment and chalet walls. Looks so innocent, but they are evil personified. Met a few in South Africa. Not their fault I suppose.
Liked the story though. A cracking image Dave Smile

Barry

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22 Feb 2012 - 1:51 PM

Hello dear friend, this is really a cracking image, excellent details in the shot..

Samar..

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22 Feb 2012 - 4:22 PM

Brilliant image, Dave. Here was me in my middle aged (+) senile way thinking of crocs as coloured rubbery things on yer feet.Wink

Malc

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22 Feb 2012 - 6:07 PM

lovely capture Dave, loads of detail. don't think i'll be kicking either of them just incase.Smile
ant.

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BarbaraR
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22 Feb 2012 - 7:35 PM

He's handsome.
Lovely capture, well done Dave.

B.

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22 Feb 2012 - 8:05 PM

sometimes you can work your way through your faves on epz and see nothing out of the ordinary and nothing you would give your UA to (no offence meant) today there are a lot of images worthy of my UA and I dont have one to give - this image would be one of those I consider worthy of my award - absolutely brilliant in fact I will go as far as to say - outstanding work Smile

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Michaela_Solway
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:12 PM

Super snap Dave... Fantastic colours and skin detailing,,, great bokeh on the b/g croc too works a treat
Nice title tooWink

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Tynnwrlluniau
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22 Feb 2012 - 9:34 PM

He looks like a happy little chap Smile Wonderful detail and amusing write up.
Alun

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23 Feb 2012 - 9:24 AM

Hi dave good one, gray

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CaroleS
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23 Feb 2012 - 12:28 PM

Nice dof, superb clarity and those colours are fantastic - Carole

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23 Feb 2012 - 2:24 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin I loved the title. Cute little creature (as long as it stays little)... IB

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jadaszek
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23 Feb 2012 - 3:49 PM

Beautiful shot!!

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23 Feb 2012 - 6:46 PM

A very good shot

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23 Feb 2012 - 10:48 PM

Excellent sharp capture of this cute little youngster.

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annettep38
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24 Feb 2012 - 12:55 AM

Excellent shot but I just can't find them CUTE. (Sorry Lynn)
I saw somewhere in North QLD a sign 'TOurist Croc Feeding - twice per day'
Made me wonder if they get a European in the morning and an Asia tourist for dinner Smile

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24 Feb 2012 - 5:19 PM

Beautiful shot !!....gorgeous quality !!!

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26 Feb 2012 - 3:58 PM

How interesting. i didnt know that. Cracking shot. Paul

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