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Baby croc at Pilansburg Game reserve South Africa.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150-500mm f/5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jun 2013 - 9:33 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Is that my twin?
Username:Coen Coen
Uploaded:5 Jul 2013 - 7:43 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 8:36 PM

I like the image a lot, Coen, and the reflection is excellent, and intriguingly holds more highlights than the crocodile itself.
You had some strong light which has created some deep shadows, but you handled the exposure well.
The colour of the crocodile is unfortunately very similar to the rock on which it stands, but you can bring about a bit more contrast and separation by using the burn tool.
It's good that you included the whole of the reflection, and I like your title suggesting a twin.
Apart from the muddy parts top right, which I think help to fill the space, your background looks good, and you have nicely isolated your subject.
The image would benefit from a bit more space on the top and left. On the top because I am simply looking for the same amount of water to be showing as there is below the reflection. On the left because you have cut off the tip of the rock.
The image could be a little sharper, and I wonder if you remember to sharpen after resizing for the site, because compression to a smaller file size can cause loss of sharpness.
In my modification I added canvas to the top and left, adjusted highlights/shadows, used the burn tool on the croc and its shadow, then selectively sharpened just the crocodile. I cloned out a few bits and pieces, in particular the dark bits of rock that are jutting out on the right side of the croc, to give a better outline to its body.
Pamela.

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