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#1373776 - 24/04/2016 09:03 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Here's a good size Saltie from Topsy Creek, east side of the GofC in 2013. Guess round 14ft but hard to tell from 100m without something for perspective.

An 18'+ plus one would be a monster by comparison.


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#1373786 - 24/04/2016 11:51 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Nice pic samboz that's exactly around the size of the croc that we see at a couple of times a week on the mud banks at Willie Creek .
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#1373794 - 24/04/2016 14:07 Re: Crocs [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Photographic trickery has been around as long as photography itself..I wish some photo's of some of these monsters included a tape measure run down their backs so we could appreciate the true size rather than the photographers ability..the amount of exaggeration when it comes to crocs is even more amazing than fish..



Is this the kind of thing you are talking about Scott when you talk about trick photography? laugh

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#1373804 - 24/04/2016 15:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Originally Posted By: desieboy
Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Photographic trickery has been around as long as photography itself..I wish some photo's of some of these monsters included a tape measure run down their backs so we could appreciate the true size rather than the photographers ability..the amount of exaggeration when it comes to crocs is even more amazing than fish..



Is this the kind of thing you are talking about Scott when you talk about trick photography? laugh


Hahaha. Thats awesome. I have to start doing that.

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#1373820 - 24/04/2016 20:11 Re: Crocs [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: desieboy
Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Photographic trickery has been around as long as photography itself..I wish some photo's of some of these monsters included a tape measure run down their backs so we could appreciate the true size rather than the photographers ability..the amount of exaggeration when it comes to crocs is even more amazing than fish..



Is this the kind of thing you are talking about Scott when you talk about trick photography? laugh


Hahaha. Thats awesome. I have to start doing that.


Yeah, that's pretty funny Desie...Can you do me one next to a croc now please..?

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#1373827 - 24/04/2016 20:55 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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The one of you next to the fish wasnt enough Pogo?
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#1373865 - 25/04/2016 16:46 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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#1373874 - 25/04/2016 18:25 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Originally Posted By: desieboy

Nice pic samboz that's exactly around the size of the croc that we see at a couple of times a week on the mud banks at Willie Creek .


How long is he Desieboy, I'm inexperienced at guesstimating at distance on these?

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#1373923 - 26/04/2016 10:59 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Hi samboz The croc at Willie Creek is between 3.5 to 4 metres in length .
Yours look a similar size especially judging by the size of its head.

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#1373936 - 26/04/2016 15:39 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Thanks d/boy, (12-13ft) is there any correlation using the distance between the scales or peaks of the back and tail, I guess that varies also depending on o/all length.


Edited by samboz (26/04/2016 15:40)

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#1373943 - 26/04/2016 16:40 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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I would have said between 3 and 4 metres, but it's difficult with no real gauge.
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#1373953 - 26/04/2016 18:18 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Tried to imagine 12ft tinny at that distance (round 100m) initially thought much longer !

Applied snake formula, divide by three and multiply by by two :D, this "snake" formula is more accurate the closer the observer is to the snake, espec. venomous species.........glance over right shoulder at gallop !!

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#1373954 - 26/04/2016 18:24 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Heres our bad boy in Feb this year but not a good size indicator because of the angle etc but we have had him right beside our boat so good a fairly good idea of his length then.


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#1373956 - 26/04/2016 18:28 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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It's a nice solid looking animal mate. Big fat deposits on his neck. Very healthy.

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#1373969 - 26/04/2016 20:16 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Yes Brett he is a nice specimen in good shape..

He should be healthy as well , he has such a smorgasbord of food to choose from and not much competition.
For example he has got small Brumbies, wallabies,giant catfish ,pelicans and Barras on the menu every day and night..
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#1373991 - 26/04/2016 23:12 Re: Crocs [Re: samboz]
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Originally Posted By: samboz
Here's a good size Saltie from Topsy Creek, east side of the GofC in 2013. Guess round 14ft but hard to tell from 100m without something for perspective.

An 18'+ plus one would be a monster by comparison.


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#1374030 - 27/04/2016 15:56 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Good one Ron, don't know Bazz C. by any chance ?

To run the guesstimates on -> how long did you reckon it was, just for interest sake, not arguing with anyone cool

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#1374084 - 28/04/2016 12:58 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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13-14ft at a guess. Biggest i have seen was near the mouth of the N Kennedy, felt like twice the size of our 12ft tinnie but guessing around 17ft.
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#1374193 - 29/04/2016 17:52 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Here's a big boy!!


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#1374195 - 29/04/2016 18:03 Re: Crocs [Re: desieboy]
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Nice specimen.
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