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Crock O'Dial

By Jasper87  
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,


Tags: Crocodile Pets and captive animals Central coast Australia Reptile Park Somersby

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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 8:11AM
A beautifully detailed capture. Smile

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ugly 9 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 8:12AM
A top image nice tonnes and DOF...

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
22 Feb 2012 8:24AM
I like the colours, sharpness and the DOF. Nice title and I also enjoyed reading the info. Thank you for sharing!
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
22 Feb 2012 8:37AM
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.

A very nice capture. Great disguise. Well done. WesternRed.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Feb 2012 8:44AM
What a cute little fella, Dave, excellent detail, very well captured. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Feb 2012 8:52AM
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.
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 8:55AM
A helpful warning WinkWinkWink
Great capture - super sharp detail
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
22 Feb 2012 9:06AM
Get me a burger and make it snappy.

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

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 9:08AM
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?
22 Feb 2012 9:23AM
Amazingly sharp this one Dave.

twainey 9 4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 9:34AM
What a super detailed image Dave
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
22 Feb 2012 9:38AM
Did your wife order her handbag and shoes while she was there?
Lovely clear and sharp images, great impact here……….Jocelia
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 9:49AM
Really first class shot Dave, super detail.
mhfore 10 6 176 England
22 Feb 2012 10:06AM
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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 10:07AM
What glorious detail
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
22 Feb 2012 10:34AM

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
22 Feb 2012 11:13AM
A lovely detailed shot Dave...Lin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 11:55AM
A wonderful capture and such an interesting write up too!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Feb 2012 12:25PM
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.


AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 12:27PM
Super detail Dave - and love the bokeh on the other one. He looks so harmless! Smile
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 1:02PM
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

22 Feb 2012 1:51PM
Hello dear friend, this is really a cracking image, excellent details in the shot..

saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 Norway
22 Feb 2012 4:22PM
Brilliant image, Dave. Here was me in my middle aged (+) senile way thinking of crocs as coloured rubbery things on yer feet.Wink

zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
22 Feb 2012 6:07PM
lovely capture Dave, loads of detail. don't think i'll be kicking either of them just incase.Smile
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
22 Feb 2012 7:35PM
He's handsome.
Lovely capture, well done Dave.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 8:05PM
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
Super snap Dave... Fantastic colours and skin detailing,,, great bokeh on the b/g croc too works a treat
Nice title tooWink
22 Feb 2012 9:34PM
He looks like a happy little chap Smile Wonderful detail and amusing write up.
23 Feb 2012 9:24AM
Hi dave good one, gray
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 12:28PM
Nice dof, superb clarity and those colours are fantastic - Carole
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 2:24PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin I loved the title. Cute little creature (as long as it stays little)... IB
23 Feb 2012 3:49PM
Beautiful shot!!
23 Feb 2012 6:46PM
A very good shot
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 10:48PM
Excellent sharp capture of this cute little youngster.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Feb 2012 12:55AM
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
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2012 5:19PM
Beautiful shot !!....gorgeous quality !!!
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 3:58PM
How interesting. i didnt know that. Cracking shot. Paul

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