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Central Bearded Dragon

Central Bearded Dragon
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-19
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Monitors, monsters, & dragons 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 1:05
Viewed: 4512
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Central Bearded Dragon or Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is a type of agamid lizard. Of the several species of the Pogona genus, P. vitticeps is the most commonly seen breed in pet stores throughout the world.

Adult central bearded dragons usually grow to be about two feet in length, with the tail accounting for over half of the total body length. Females are typically smaller than the males. Bearded dragons come in a wide variety of colors, including brown, gray, reddish-brown, and even orange. They are capable of undergoing very slight changes in the shade of their color to help regulate temperature. The specialized scales along both sides of the throat, neck, and head form many narrow spines which run down the side of the body to the tail. When feeling threatened a bearded dragon will flatten its body against the ground, puff out its spiny throat, and open its jaws to make itself appear larger. The bearded dragon is so named because of the spiny throat projections appear similar to a human beard. Males typical have a darker "beard" than females, and during mating season and courtship the "beard" will typically darken to near-black. The bearded dragon, like most agamid lizards, has strong legs which enable it to lift its body completely off the ground while it moves. This is done to reduce the heat taken in from the ground, as well as to increase the air-flow over the belly to cool itself further.

The central bearded dragon is native to the semi-arid to and arid woodlands and rocky desert regions of Central Australia. They are skilled climbers, and often spend just as much time perching on tree limbs, fenceposts, and in bushes than they do on the ground. They spend much of the morning and evening sunning themselves on top of an exposed branch or rock. They are diurnal, but like most desert animals they spend the hottest parts of the day hiding in underground burrows or any other cool hiding spot removed from direct sunlight.
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Hi Chris,
Really nice photo of this dragon. It is sharp and clear and you show off the camoflague of the dragon well against the background.

Hi Chris, really sharp picture of this amazing
I love the colors and compo, and the way it's looking around.


Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-23 3:05]

Hi Chris,
Very good details, lighting, pov and composition.
TFS, José M.

Hello Chris,
Well framed... Great colours and details!
Good point of view and a dynamic composition, this is a good demontrastion of the camo qualities...
Well done, my friend!
Pablo -

Greenie will come soon! OK-

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-23 3:41]

Hi Chris, superb shot of this Dragon with a lot of details and a very interestig camouflague too. Well seen and well done. Didier.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-23 3:52]

Hi Chris

This is simply a splendid portrait of what i think is a very beautiful lizard! Definately one of the best lizard portraits i've seen!
The details and textures are great, the thors look smashing ;), the light is perfect and the DOF is excellent. Also very good are the POV, the eye contact and the framing.
Very well done!

A big Bravo and TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-23 4:28]

Superbe spécimen,l'exposition est parfaite ,les couleurs sont justes et les détails sont excellnts.

Merci Chris!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-23 6:28]

selam dostum
cevresiyle iyi bir uyum sagliyan bu surungene guzel bir bakis noktasindan kadraj yapmisin. flu arka plan, fokus, kontrast, netlik ve detaylar harika. bilgi notu da oyle
eline saglik

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-09-23 10:00]

Selam CTP ,
harika bir kare yakalamışsın.Netlik ve detaylar süper.Eline sağlık.TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-24 8:46]

Hello Chris,
Wonderful capture.POV,details,sharpness,pose of dragon and cross framing are excellent.

Hi friend,
Everything is spot on in this capture: the focus, the exposure, the POV, the composition, the colors!
A wonderful image! Take care Ana:)

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