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Bearded Dragon *For Ganesh*

Bearded Dragon *For Ganesh*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Monitors, monsters, & dragons 1, Dedications at Trek Nature, My Photos for my website [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 5:55
Viewed: 4752
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have dedicated this to Ganesh for being a huge help in fixing my computer, boosting my start on TN and being very kind and thoughtful.
Bearded dragons have broad triangular heads and flattened bodies, with adults reaching approximately 20 inches head-to-tail. Males are slightly longer than females, but females are slightly heavier. They owe their name to a distinctive series of lateral spines (specialized scales) radiating horizontally from the head and base of the tail. As juveniles, they are semi-arboreal. As adults, they are mostly terrestrial but climb to bask and search for prey. They inhabit mostly open woodlands, scrubland, and desert.

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Hi Joe,
Beautiful 'monster'.
Well exposed; nice colours.
Good sharpness.
A personal matter: cropping more...

Hi Joe.
Awesome head detail. DOF and colour perfect.
The composition of him with his tongue out feeding adds interest which you have captured perfectly.

New Zealand

Hi Joe,
This is a great image of this Bearded Dragons head. You captured it just at the right moment with its tongue out. The quality of the image is fabulous.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-12 6:11]

Hi Joe.
Great detailed view on head of this dragon.Very good used low POV,beautiful reproduction good sharp details on his interesting skin.Very nice colors and light.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

You are in the process of making your own movie...another in the line of Japanese creatures which fight to the death.

I like the colours much. It gives it a very realistic effect of its habitat.

Bob Pacific NW US

Hi joe,

A very well captured dragon , though he isnt ozzing out fire you have managed to get the perfect sharpness and details on this guy ,Good POV and expression caught with his tounge out,



Great clear details. What an interesting creature.

Hello Joe
Wonderful portrait of this Bearded dragon,
Great sharpness,details and warm lighting,
Fantastic colors and DOF,Superb shot.


Joe, you must have lain flat on the ground to get this perspective. Bravo!
The details and colours are just perfect in this close-up shot and I like the way you have captured the fellow with its tongue out. Was it lapping up some powdery stuff I notice on the ground? Did you put it there?
Well done and TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-12 13:33]

Hi Joey,

Great shot of the Bearded Dragon, nicely composed and I like the pose with the Dragon with its tongue out, nice detail and superb colours. Nice dedication to Ganesh too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Joe ,
what a nice and interesting shot.
excellent focus and details.
colours is amazing.
very well done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-13 3:37]

Joey, Excellent shot specially the tongue. I am touched by your gesture. The shot is amazing and I wish I get an opportunity to shoot them in India. Take care PT tmrw

Hola Joe,
Extraordinario el macro que nos presentas, la nitidez y texturas así como la luminosidad son excelentes, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

gran toma, quizás con exceso de iluminación a mi gusto pero compensado con una gran nitidez hasta en los detalles más pequños. Mucho realismo. Gran fotografía.

Hello Joey,
This is a terrific capture of this so strange animal! Colors, details, POV and action caught are superb! This is a well timed picture with great composition. Congrats!

What a beautiful present to Ganesh this is.
Geat shot with wonderful colors and details Joe.
You might give it a try with smart unsharp masking.
I promise you the details a nd clarity do even come out better then they already are.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-02 13:16]

So this is your Bearded dragon Joe. What a tongue! And I like his colouring and skin patterns. He must be quite prickly to touch.
Thanks Jow for shaing this fellow with us,

Wonderful shot.

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