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New specimen - ice-dragon for Markus ...

New specimen - ice-dragon for Markus ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-24
Categories: Humorous, Water Plants
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-20 2:15
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!!!Novelty on TN !!!

Today I'm proud to present you a a new specimen here on TN.
It's the first time somebody captured this extraordinary animal.

This is Repertus (Glacies Draconigena)
Familiy: Draco Adulterinus
- the tiny ice-dragon ;-)

I had the great pleasure to find this rare animal in my garden, captured it quickly before it melted away.

I dedicate this special one to our dear friend Markus - Heaven from Switzerland.
He is showing us such wunderful ice-shots in the last weeks - special surfaces of ice, it's magical and I like them very much.

Thanks for looking and any words to my little cold friend,
enjoy your weekend.


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Athila: I promiss not to smoke again ...wishnugaruda 1 02-21 01:33
To Heaven: wunderschööööönwishnugaruda 1 02-20 06:44
To CatherineD: Thanks for fixing the sex ;-)wishnugaruda 1 02-20 02:30
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Ciao Sabine, splendid composition with fantastic light, wonderful blurry BG, great idea, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Sabine,
Great joke. :) And above all a great dedication to Markus, the master of such detail photos. Beautiful macro and original idea. Tfs.
Best regards, have a nice weekend, László

Hello Sabine,
I'm sure that Markus will like this special and pretty dedication of a female dragon! The decoration of the forehead is red for males and green for females... :)
The light is so well captured, with a soft background, fine details on the head. Well done MF! Have a nice weekend,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-20 2:48]

Hallo Sabine,
Ice, artwork ...
Framing, depth of field and detail is wonderful.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Wishnu,
Really this photo show us a tiny work of natural art! even that little bit of straw, serves as a ridge to the head of this dragon!
Definitely, good humor walks among the pictures of TN, first Bayram it gives him a photo of himself! now you find dragons on the ice! heavens!
Excellent work, fully detailed and precise light towards the photo.
Congratulations for the idea!

Hi Wishnu,
perfect picture and detalis.

Hello Sabine,
a great dedication to our friend Markus; a very beautiful macro shot of this ice like a Murano glass sculpture, very good sharpness and lighting, a veri nice composition with an artistic interpretation.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hi dear Wishnu ,
Nice shot and great Novelty !

Very wel done
Kind regards

Hello Sabine
una splendida e ben studiata composizione in cui viene fuori dalla luce che dà quasi vita al ghiaccio, dando profondità e nitidezza ai colori freddi che vanno a costituire questa bellissima scultura.
Buon week-end

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-20 4:04]

Hallo Sabine,
Ein Makro außergewöhnlich.
Eine sehr schöne Komposition, herzlichen Glückwunsch.
Ich bin überzeugt, dass Markus sehr glücklich ist mit dieser Widmung!
Einen schönen Tag wünsche ich dir,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-20 4:30]

Hallo Sabine,
Hübsch ist er der kleine Drachen..Markus wird sich freuen, einen Compagnon für seine Tiere zu finden. Feines und so gefälliges Bild, originell und von so feiner Transparenz.
Ein schönes Wochenende
Herzlich grüsst

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-20 5:41]

Hello Sabine,
Very beautiful ice-sculpture. Splendid colours in the photo. The BG is perfectly contrasting. Superb sharpness and details in a wonderful composition.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-20 6:16]

Hello Sabine.

A very nice ice-sculpture you show us here.
To see is one thing but to capture it in this way is another not so simple thing.
I like it very much, thank you fro sharing it.
Ein schönes wochenende.

Gr. Hans

Hallo Sabine!

Am liebsten möchte ich mich gleich auf den Rücken des Drachens setzen und mit ihm in wilden und dann wieder sanften Ritten durch tausend Eislandschaften flitzen... bis er mich dorthin bringt, wo sich Eispaläste in allen Farben und Formen türmen, wo ich mich dann zu Hause fühlen könnte...

Nun, dein Bild hat bereits das erreicht, was sein höchstes Ziel sein kann: es hat Emotionen - und noch viel mehr, nämlich Träume - geweckt.

Vielen Dank auch...

Grüessli Markus

Hello Sabine,
Superb close-up shot of this beutiful extraordinary animal:) Fantastic presentattion.
TFS and regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-20 6:37]

Hello Sabine,
I love your ice sculpture of a dragon with green ears!! Fantastic view against a soft background! Lovely light and colours too. I hope Markus manages to get a ride and perhaps he could stay a night at our ice hotel in Laponia!
TFS and have a lovely weekend, Ulla

hello Sabine

excellent timing from you to see this winter time nature beauty,
excellent and funny photo of the ice-dragon, and i can also
see a lizard pose and head at the top of the ice, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-20 7:42]

Ha..ha Sabine,
A superb capture of this icy dragon, the only one of its species in the world!
Markus must be pleased to see this technically and esthetically high quality image.
Sadly it will be extinct soon..:(,
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Hello Sabine,

An excellent capture with fine details & composition. I must admit that when I first saw it, I thought of a Seahorse.

Well taken, titled & presented.

TFS & best wishes.


Haha:) according to me this is the head part of Hipocampus glacialis:)-icy sea horse:)- a really new species for science:) Great contribution to our scientific world indeed.
Excellent capture of this natural emhemeral foramation and great dedication!
TFS and have a nişce WE Sabine!


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-20 9:31]

Hello Sabine
What a great capture this ice monster~
But is from family...adulterinus?
Congratulation for your lovely capture.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-20 11:17]

Hi Sabine. This is just the right sort of picture for our good fried Marcus i am sure he will like it. You have a good eye to have seen it in the garden. I have heard they can melt into no where very fast. I like the use of the light and the fine detail . well taken TFS.

hello Sabine
very nice composition
great light effects and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-20 14:14]

Hallo Sabine,
Very beautiful capture and gift for Markus.It looks like a bottle
opener too:)Well seen and composed.Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for posting..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-20 19:22]

Hello Sabine,
excellent view and a real novelty. How superb to see this special ice crystals in wonderful presentation. I like the shines and unique discovery by you.
Simply stunning and amazing capture.


Bonjour Sabine,

As I can see, you started smoking that stuff again.... just joking.

I does look as a dragon. My compliment for your good sens of observation and of course your "fantasmagoric" imagination. TFS.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-20 20:54]

Hello Sabine,
I am happy to see someone who found one of these special species. Incredible capture of this once thought extinct creature. Markus is hard to compete with but this is superb Sabine, great eye.

Hah! you will make a good animal taxonomist Sabine, you have a good imagination and a creative eye my friend, the best combination in creating new creatures, even some icy ones!

Hello Sabine,
Amazing details and colours with superb clarity and sharpness.
The composition is lovely and also the backgound.

Hello Wishnu,
Hope you'll be doing fine. You know when you commented on my photo a while ago, I said to myself Abid you are losing touch with some very fine people here on TN so I went looking for your recent photo to thank you in person for your fine comments. Thank you very much. This is a wonderful photo. You possess a fine sense of humour as I was laughing heartily when I read your very witty note. Such are the notes and such kind of people we need here and TN folks are indeed very lucky to have them both.
This is a fine natural sculpture, a horse of some kind of the imaginary world and how ephemeral but before it melted away you have saved it for posterity, well done! Thanks a lot for sharing this and thanks for your love and support friend....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-21 10:29]

Hallo Sabine,
Man muss artistische Auge haben um so ein Motiv zu finden und fotografieren. Die Ähnlichkeit ist deutlich zu sehen das ist doch Drachen-oder? Seepferdchen?
Sehr gut gemacht! Siggi

Hallo Sabine
das sieht ja wirklich wie ein Drachen Aus, und du hast auch noch eine neue Species erfunden für ihn, mir gefällt dein Humor sehr gut
das bild ist wunderschön, das Eis glänzt so herrlich im Licht
das ist genau was Markus so sehr liebt
Freundliche Grüsse Jacqueline

ciao Sabine!
davvero incredibili le forme che il freddo riesce a creare...questo piu' che un drago
mi ricorda la testa di un cavalluccio marino..brava nel vederlo e nuova specie di ghiaccio per Markus!!!!!

buona settimana ciao sERGIO

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-23 2:43]

Merhaba Sabin,
müthiş yakalamışsın! çok güzel bir Kompozisyon olmuş gerçekten.
Tebrik ederim, selamlar ..

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-23 5:58]

Hello Sabine, stunning and fantastic close-up shot of an ice with excellent composition and details.
TFS and G's,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-23 12:08]

Hola Sabine,
indeed timely and original work,
good details,

Bonjour Sabine,
C'est bien vu et surtout superbement restitué dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Wishnu,

Great Shot! Nice POV. You have captured such simple thing and turned into a splendid work of art! This is quite unique.



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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-25 14:48]

Hey Sabine,
I was missing your beautiful job here...and I didn't saw this precious image before, since I stoped to see things here last 19th and return on 22th.
Anyway you are posting less than I'd like to see (in number terms, not quality)
I like your way to show your pics and I realy loved this Glacies Draconigena. Here in Brazil it's impossible to find them.....hahahaha
Thanks dear sabine for your kind words in my last post and thaks for posting this beauty too.
See you,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-26 4:56]

Hi Sabine.
I cannot believe to my eyes. It is a fairy-tale. What a subject. Bravo. You have used such opportunity to create an unique masterpiece perfectly. All is great. Your are Great Artist.

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