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Eyes of the beast... by Seb-Photos Eyes of the beast... by Seb-Photos
A nil crocodile @ pierrelatte - France.


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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-11-06
Suggester said; "That detail! I really enjoy the angle, it adds a sense of mystery and fear behind the photo."

Also suggested by AgonizingSwordfish and xthumbtakx.

Eyes of the beast... by *Seb-Photos ( Suggested by rainylake and Featured by Anoya )
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The subject of the photo is amazing, I really like the way you used selective focus on the eyes only, it really brings the attention towards them and draws you into the image. One thing I however consider bad is the square crop. In my opinion, the natural aspect ratio that comes out of the camera just looks better, but that is a matter of opinion. With a normal portrait ratio, you could give a little bit more headroom above the eyes and a little bit below the teeth as well, giving the viewer a more distinct line (along the nose) upwards which to follow. I believe it will assist and complement the selective focus very well. I would also pump up the contrast a notch, but again, a matter of opinion. Other than that, well done!
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Critique by Arynya Nov 6, 2013, 4:01:41 PM
I really like this picture! I love how the eyes of the crocodile glisten forest green c: Although, I don't like this blur thing going on. I mean, I know it's called "Eyes of the Beast", but I think you should just leave out the blur. It wouldn't be so... cropped looking? Other than that, I really like how it turned out. I mean, how could you take such a perfect picture of a crocodile close up? Anyways, keep up the good work, and practice on your square crops! Please take more pictures of reptiles too! They look so cool!
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RainaAstaldo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow wow WOW!!!!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks!
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Sapphiresenthiss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic shot!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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FormAndShadows Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was just looking through your works and came across this one. Wow! No wonder you received a DD for it! Well done! The focus, the centered creature, the way the details in the focused bit are so crystal clear! I admire this piece so much!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your kind words. It is much appreciated!
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elgonzo78 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Belle compo, la mise au point est originale!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci ;)
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Now THAT is a stunning shot!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks ;) :D
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3
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:iconseb-photos:
Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks!
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work! Great angle and details :)
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ;)
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John-Peter Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome! Keep up the nice work :)
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:iconpainted-kat:
painted-kat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love the angle it's taken at, and how the front is blurry, but the eyes are crystal clear
Beautiful
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks! (and sorry for the late reply!)
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:icondacryn:
Dacryn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Oh! o: How did you get to zoom in so much? Everytime I tried my picture got blurry cause of the fences. >.<
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There were no fence ;) But generally, I'm not really disturbed by a fence.
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Dacryn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Oh there were when I was there, and since I'm not very tall I wasn't able to hang over them either to take a nice shot of those crocodiles, but ohwell.
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - November! Heart
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ;)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! 8D
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome, my dear! ^^
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Fantastic photo.
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks!
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
You're welcome :)
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the feature!
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleasure ;)
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW !!  :wow:
Congrats on the DD !!!     :clap:
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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BIOHAZARD-89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, how far away from him/her were you when you took this picture?
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
2 or 3 meters far from the beast ;)
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BIOHAZARD-89 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, awesome! 
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KJags Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
wow! staring death in the face...
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't think of anything better than "breath-taking"!!! :faint: Although it deserves way much more. :wow: :heart:
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your kind words!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:

:wow: :sprint:
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Lord-Godzilla Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Love that crocodile grin!  Such a great reptile photo!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   General Artist
now that's a smile
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's it ;)
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Thats a cool photo!
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