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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Daily Life, Event, Decisive Moment, Pets, Experimental, Macro, Portrait
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Freaky Fridays where the Friday themes began!, Friday theme 2007/11/23 "Circles", Friday Theme 2007/12/07 Freaky Friday Returns, FREAKY FREDDIE, Amazing POV's [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-23 5:59
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Freaky Friday: Circle of Death :)
Happy shopping this Black Friday! I hope you bring your recyclable bags! :)

In this POV, my left elbow is touching the mouth of this croc. Do you think he's looking at me? :)
I'll post the original pic later :)
See the pics of the same photo session HERE and HERE

see the original pic HERE

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/202
F-Stop: f/4.1
Focal Length: 29200/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. crop
2. duplicate Layer
3. use zoom blur filter
4. erase out the areas to reveal the focused subject, the eye
5. add border and text then flatten image
6. resize and sharpen
7. resize for TL

Quote and Trivia of the Day:
"The most important attribute a photographer can have is enthusiasm." -Arnold Drapkin

tty007, lilimih33, Urfaust, boomcat, Refugee, WMcK, OeilMagique, shelbeesmom, c_rapp, Ramdan, Marylou, vsinopoulos, janneman, jessbalderas, Ash249, sparus, chocolate29 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To colvert: Merci! :)Freddie 1 10-24 18:01
To Beger: hahahaha!Freddie 1 12-04 09:27
To janneman: hahahaha!Freddie 2 12-02 05:01
To AJ786: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:49
To shelbeesmom: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:47
To wkshelton: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 12-02 03:45
To John_F_Kennedy: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:28
To vangenius: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:27
To Marylou: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 03:16
To ruudblok: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 02:54
To GreenBaron: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 02:54
To vsinopoulos: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 01:45
To shelbee: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-02 01:42
To EOSF1: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-27 09:25
To Ramdan: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-27 07:32
To Jan: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-27 07:15
To OeilMagique: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 07:14
To LordPotty: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 07:14
To tty007: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 07:12
To tty007: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:56
To lilimih33: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:53
To ls_photography: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:49
To tibig: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:46
To meren: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:45
To kulimpapat: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:43
To Urfaust: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:39
To afrota: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:18
To Ananfoto: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:18
To exuereb: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:09
To nova: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:07
To Refugee: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 06:06
To mud: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 05:34
To WMcK: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 05:33
To Royaldevon: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 05:20
To Janice: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 11-24 05:18
To rewshearer: Thanks! :)Freddie 2 11-23 13:38
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Very nice note. Very cool picture, the crispy details are amazing. Colors are perfect, exposure right on it.

I like the Zoom effect on it which creates a perfect focus on the eye.

Great job!

Hello Fred!
Fantastic shot and great work!
Perfect detail and clarity!
Wonderful colours and effect!
Lovely frame, too!
Another 2 version ar nice, too!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-11-23 6:56]
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Beautiful details in the reptilian iris! I understand you are safe after taking this picture and your reservoirs of adrenaline filled to the brim:))

Wow amazing detail! I like the effects as well. Good shot

Hello Fred,

What a fantastic inclusion to the theme!
The macro is very sharp with lovely texture and colour details!

Good fram ing!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Really awesome clarity- looks like something from Godzilla. I like the colors and framing. Dramatic and EYE catching..

Very dramatic shot! Excellent sharpness, good POV. Great use of the filter to add a real sense of completion to the shot. Nice frame, too!

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  • meren Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 37 W: 22 N: 2] (564)
  • [2007-11-23 12:57]
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Hi Fred
İt is very nice shot
has impressive look.

Hi Fred

Nice shots and great effect of this croc eyes....I like it

Amri HMS

Amazing shot. Great sharpness and PP work.



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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-11-23 19:36]
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Excellent! Quite scary and unusual picture! beautiful macro shot.I would not approach that croc at all..Nice sharp details,well done!

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  • mud Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 3 N: 13] (317)
  • [2007-11-23 20:08]
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Very nice macro good work.

wonderful image!! beautiful detail!! ur interpretation of Freaky Circle is perfect!! bravo!
ciao Marco

wow, amazing macro shot.. excellent pp work.. just looking at the eyes remind me of dragon.. superb sharpness and composition, Freddie..

tfs and regards, terry

Hi Fred..>
Woooooooo...excellent..>High class..>
Hat of me my friend..>Wonderful..>


Excellent PP work Freddie and good notes to describe how you achieved this. Very good detail and well presented. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Circles of colour’

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-11-24 1:17]

wow, really impressive !


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-24 1:49]
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Gesh Freddie, yesterday you feed us and now you scare us again.:). This is just an amazing shot though. The detail inside the eye is just astounding. Great pp work to highlight it like that. I really like it. Excellent. I am glad he did not eat you.

WOOO Freddie - excellent photo(s) - the 3 are great!! I didn't pick it to be a Croc's eye until I saw your other 2 photos.
Great PP work - fantastic

Ay mama! This very scary. Great colors and composition.

Maria Lorena

HI Fred
Very impressive photography, The details are spectacular, love the composition and we even get as a bonus some light reflections off the eye. The pp work with the zoom blur is quite effective. Very nice work.


Awesome shot of this reptile eye Freddie.
The zoom blur is a great effect ... almost makes it look like some 'other worldly' creature or something created by Frank Oz.
Great work!

This is an amazing shot Freddie! OUTSTANDING pp work on the edges! Very sharp and super close! Do you still have all your fingers and toes?? Love it!

Great shot of the eye, and the pp work focuses the attention perfectly.
Thanks for sharing

Very good work,Fred!I like the idea and realisation.

Hello Fred,

I like it well composed nad captured, excllent presented and wonderful POV well done

TFS Kyle

Hello Fred,
Love the slit-like form on the eye. Nakakatakot...Danilo

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-11-25 16:09]

WOW!!! This is defiately a sight I don't want to come to close to. Incredibly poiv and a very intense breathtaking pic. TFS

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-11-25 18:14]
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Hi my friend,

What an amazing closeup shot. It feels that im looking at a dinosaur eye. Lovely details, colours and sharpness. The glare of the eye is very powerful. Creative composition. Well done



nice notes! great picture! well done! :) very well presented indeed... very sharp too! :) i like it! :) tfs


A good strong composition and details make this a very fine image.
Best wishes,

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2007-11-26 10:49]

Hi Fred,

Love it, excellent tones, sharpness, colors, DOF, beautiful work.

Thanks for the compliments on Theresa.


Hallo Fred,
sehr gute Macroaufnahme. Tolle Farben!


Really majestic Freddie! Pin sharp photo combined with perfectly done PP created a kind of aggressive look of the croc's eye.

P/S: TQ for sharing all that 'quote of the day'


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-11-27 4:58]
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Well done again Fred, incredible details in this one, the exposure and colors are just great. Thanks !


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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-11-27 6:36]
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This one is incredible!! You've touched the croc????? I can only see one when I am at the zoo!! What an eye!!! What a texture in it!! The sharpness, the colours, the marco....PERFECT! Thanks for sharing it with me!

ps. Can you show the original??

Hi Freddie :)

Excellent shot ! Wonderful colours and effects. Sharpness is perfect ... fantastic close-up, congrats !

I like it all the way
Good work man

Hi Freddie,
I'm (still) lagging behind in my critiques.....but this is great PP-work. Excellent close-up perfect sharp in the middle (circle) the zoom effect makes it intrigue and the presentation in the large black square shaped frame makes it an outstanding posting.

Hi Fred,

A superb macro shot, perfect detail, lighting and your zoom effect very successful. The sharpness of the eye in perfect. Very good idea and executed in a masterful way.

wow great clairity for such a close shot!
Nice radial blur.
Very freeky!
well done,

To me a fantastic photo !
Excelent compo, colours and PP-work.

Next time a photo inside the croc ? ;-)


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-12-03 5:32]
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Hi Freddie,
Striking close-up!
Great clarity and excellent colors and details!
Very professionnal PP work! It would make a devastation on the island of my gannets!

:) OK
I like your quote! :)

Hell Fred

really nice work. Eye details are stunning and effect is welcome here



Amazing sharpness Fred! Absolute great colors...
Love the PP-work.
All in all a very good entry!


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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2007-12-04 16:14]

Hi Fred
Great close-up shot. Good colours, sharpnes, detail and light.
Well done


Hello Fred
en voyant son œil j'ai froid dans le dos
magnifique photo, bravo pour la netteté

Hi Fred,

Extraordinaria captura y composición, excelente efecto con una nitidez perfecta. Muy buen trabajo.



hello Freddie
`perfect close up picture
the eye is very interesting adn has been captured in a very atractve way

the details of the eyes are really sharp

very good picture ,my friend



Nice shot Freddie...great focus and composition.


good job, well done. sharpness and PP work is quite good

Just great and impressive

wow très belle photo

Different, I like different.

This IS freaky, Fred, with the croc's eye "standing up" as it does. Gives me goose pimples... - Cordelia :))

bonjour Fred
how many arms had you before taking the shot? and now?
Very impressive picture ; astonishing and so well done

Hello Fred,

Just great!!!!!!
Congratulations and TFS

Happy Easter to you and family!

Interesting eye looking at me. But I am not sure I dare to come close to an eye like this.

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