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Sunbather Blending In


Sunbather Blending In
Photo Information
Copyright: Liljana Zivkovic (liljanamz) (8)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-15
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 12:10
Viewed: 6112
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at the most Easterly point of Australia. The frill-neck never made any attempts at running away. He was only couple of meters away - posing (and keeping one eye on me)!

The Frill Necked Lizard, one of Australia's unique native reptile species, is common in well wooded parts of northern Australia and can grow to about 900mm long this one was about half that size

They can bite but are generally harmless and are not poisonous. The Frill Necked Lizard is unique because he can change his appearance quite dramatically. He looks not unlike a normal medium sized garden skink, until upset. He then fluffs up his soft web-like neck skin to form an aggressive collar that is quite startling.

It spends much time on the ground but climbs trees skilfully to run from predators such as goannas and dingoes; to bask on a tree trunk in the almost horizontal rays of the early morning sun; and to find food such as insects.


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To Luc: welcome on TrekNature/ 'Sunbather Blending In'liljanamz 1 06-13 01:02
To ellis49: Welcome to TN/ 'Sunbather Blending In'liljanamz 1 06-13 00:44
To manyee: Thanks for the warm welcome Manyee!liljanamz 2 04-08 14:39
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-08 12:56]
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A warm welcome to TN, Liljana. : )
What a dramatic shot. It is a great point of view (POV) to see this lizard profiled against the backdrop of the ocean below. IT makes for a nice composition as well. The light is good. It is a shame that the photo is so small. It is hard to see the details on the frilled-neck.
TN allows you to post up to 800 pixels in each dimension. If you have enough pixels in your shot, it would be good to take advantage of that.
Also a note about the subject would be greatly appreciated. To those of us outside of Australia, a frilled-neck is very exotic, and we would love to learn more about it.
Thanks for sharing. Hoping to see many more posts from you.
: )

Hi Liljan,
you started with a nice picture.
The POV is good very good. Well composed and good DOF.
Agree with Manyee about the size.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-10 18:33]
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A very good first post, Liljana.
Nice composition and point of view.

I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
In the pleasure to admire your next posts and to read your notes and critics.
Thank you for sharing.

Fantastico!!! no momento certo!! parabens!

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