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Old Jun 9, 2007, 7:23 AM   #1
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Took a few at the zoo last weekend - Nothing special this time out, far too hot and bright.



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Old Jun 9, 2007, 7:24 AM   #2
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I did like the texture and pattern of the tail.

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Old Jun 9, 2007, 7:25 AM   #3
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The head is built for killing!

Enjoy, and comment if you wish.


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Darren, I especially like no. 1 & 2. The Caiman in no. 1 looks like he can reach out and grab you! How close were you? Great detail on no. 2.Getting a close up image like that gives a different perspective to what is ordinarily just a tail!

No 3 appears a bit busy for my liking (but that's just one amateur's opinion!).

Thanks for sharing!

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For all pics I was around 3 to 6 feet away.

I agree with you on the last one, but it is difficult to get any lower. Maybe I should blur the background a bit.


And for those who are wondering about being that close to the beast, he was behind glass!


I'm not that brave!

Thanks for looking Jay and you kind comments.



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Now, that (No 1) is one sinister looking character! :shock: Great picture, Darren.

Somebody got their labels mixed up, though - Caimans are almost indistinguishable from Alligators, with broad, flat snouts. This evil looking narrow snouted beast isalmost certainlya crocodile, although I couldn't tell you for certain which one - my best guess would be a Slender-snouted Crocodile from Africa, although there are a couple of other possibilities. Check out this photo:

http://photo.zootrotters.nl/displayi...=13&pos=54

or these:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN
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Darren, I especially like no. 1 & 2.* The Caiman in no. 1 looks like he can reach out and grab you!* How close were you?* Great detail on no. 2.*Getting a close up image like that gives a different perspective to what is ordinarily just a tail!

No 3 appears a bit busy for my liking (but that's just one amateur's opinion!).

Thanks for sharing!

Jay
Pretty wicked and looked poised to kill.

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You may well be right on this one.

Guess I should have paid more attention to waht the label said.


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I love the colours and pattern in No. 2
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Thanks Rodney - I think that this is the first time that the beastie has been out of the water for about a year!


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