Close up Crocodile shot...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Been so freeking busy here in J'brg that during lunchtime yesterday I decided I'd had enough, and went and spent an hour or so at the Johannesburg Zoo. It's only the equivalent of £2.50 to get in, and it's quite a massive place. I wanted to hire a buggy as I only intended to have a browse around for some nice animal pics, but they wouldn't let me hire one as I didn't have my drivers license with me!!! phah!

    Anyway, managed to get this nice close up shot of a crocodile. Was only a juvenile around 5' long, but the close up angle of this seems to work nicely.

    You like...?

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  2. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Gaaah!
    Now I'm going to have nasty dreams...
    That is stupendous. Dare I ask how (and indeed WHY) you got so close to a frickin' croc?!?
    BMB
    xx
     
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Hey BMB, they were in an enclosure which was only 4' high and so I could reach over the top and slowly frame the image. I must admit though I was doing my load - this was about a 7' footer.

    He had his eyes open all the time and didn't even blink - I bet he knew I was there and perhaps didn't like the look of his reflection in the lens of my camera.

    Seriously though - I was about 3' feet away and used a quality macro zoom lens. I am pleased with this pic - in fact I have been told by a pro that I could even sell it :)
     
  4. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    It is a stunningly evocative pic John. Makes my spine crawl... .
    My mate Ian took a similar shot of a tiger in India - makes you realise just how different animals are from us when you lok straight into their eyes.
    BMB
    xx
     
  5. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    WOW! that's amazing! I'm very jealous, I'd love to have such a good camera....and I've heard South Africa is really nice....and not just from South African's! (I know a few!)
     
  6. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Member

    That is a great picture.

    I had a look a couple of days ago and last night I had a nightmare where the MD of my new brass band was releasing baby crocodiles into my bed... woke up screaming the house down!
     
  7. horn1

    horn1 Member

    That's a really great picture! I've spent most of the summer messing around with my new camera so I must get some up on here soon!!
     
  8. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    My old band sergeant used to glare at me like that when I turned up to a gig in white socks....

    His glare would have have melted your camera lens at fifty paces though...
     
  9. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Many thanks all... appreciate your comments.

    :tup
     
  10. CraigJ

    CraigJ New Member

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