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Eastern Water-Skink

Eastern Water-Skink
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Copyright: Colin McQueen (McQueenca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 11 N: 226] (1387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 12:26
Viewed: 3213
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at the Redcliffe Botanical Gardens. I was set up to shoot some Dragonflies when this Skink came out from under a root next to me. He was very patient with me while I readjusted my equipment. He even tilted his head nicely to give me this pose. Conditions were sunny. Photo was taken with 180mm Macro c/w 1.4 converter.

Eastern Water-Skink

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Eulamprus
Species: E. quoyii

The Eastern Water Skink (Eulamprus quoyii) is a species of diurnal Scincidae that occurs in Australia, primarily in the southeast.


The Eastern water skink is usually found close to or on the shore of slow flowing creeks and estuaries, hence its name. Although, the Eastern water skink is not restricted to areas near freshwater, it is frequently found in somewhat dry environments, including sandstone outcroppings and savanna. The distribution of the Eastern Water Skink ranges from southern Victoria to central Queensland.

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Ciao Colin, fantastic portrait of snake, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Colin.
Beautiful snake portrait with excellent focus on that eye and head area. I like the rendered tone and the way you have muted the background.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-24 18:21]

Hello Colin,
I can imagine you were quite surprised and pleased that this little guy decided to visit you on your shoot. To be honest I thought from the thumbnail image that it was a type of snake.
Great job of moving your camera around in the spur of the moment and capturing this wonderful photo .

Hello Colin
a superb portrait of this Skink,
good sharpness and perfect colour.
best wishes,

Hello Colin
Beautiful portrait with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Hello Colin,
Very good capture,perfectly focused on eye and nice clarity.
Thanks and my regards,

Hello Colin,
Outstanding portrait of this species.I like its pose very much.Beautiful sharpness and natural colour too.
Thanks for sharing such nice picture Colin,
Kind regards,

構圖也很創意 漂亮

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-25 5:39]

Hello Colin,
A very interesting posting and a nice encounter with this Water-skink from Australia. I like the glance in its eye. Natural colors, sharpness is a little bit just. Thanks!
Kind regards

hallo Colin
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-02-25 12:53]

great profile of snake, Colin, .., so far I didn't take any, .. so I'm pretty impressed by your capture; .. nice detail and effective expo with this, mate, .. like it

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-25 23:18]

Hello Colin
nice portrait of this skink. Very sharply focused of the head. Exciting skin pattern and the light helps a lot in giving the features well seen.


Ciao Colin. Good portrait here. Bis OOF.


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