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The prehistoric look

The prehistoric look
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Bradbury (paulsballs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 73] (391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 24 70L 2.8
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Monitors, monsters, & dragons 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-27 7:24
Viewed: 3783
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the park. This lizard war eating clover of all things!!The Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) is very common in South-east Qld
At a total length of around 55cm, the grey-brown eastern bearded dragon is an impressive animal.
This species has a dull grey, spiny skin and a spiny pouch under the throat.
I always thought they were more an insect eating reptile until I learned that adult bearded dragons eat a great deal of vegetable matter, possibly as much as 80-90% of their total diet. Leaves, fruits, berries and flowers are all eagerly consumed. Insects make up the balance of the adult diet and the majority of the juvenile diet.
You learn something everyday!!!

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Hi Paul,
Cool shot. Good detail and sharpness. These are great lizards to photograph. They can be the perfect subject to shoot as they can sit in really still position for awhile and you can get really close. Great shot.

Hi Paul,
This is a good closeup shot of bearded dragon.It really looks like a giant in this pic. Excellant sharpeness and focus. The scales look amazing. Great job. Only thing that is disturbing is the frame. Try to use simple frame like black one.


Hi Paul,
Superb macro! You've captured all those wonderful details of the lizard's head and "beard" very well. Superb clarity and I like the way the lizard's head fills the frame. Good job!

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-27 8:48]

Hi Paul,

A great portrit of this lizard,I like the tight crop,colors and details are outstanding,well done and TFS


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-27 8:52]

Hi Paul,
Great shot of this Lizard, but a lttle more space in front should be better according to me.
Very sharp and good details,

En voilà un qui a l'air fâché.
Bonne journée.

Hi Paul;
Quite an impressive animal, this Bearded Dragon.
Good sharpness.

Hello Paul!
Very nice portrait! Details are really good and the POV very close.
TFS and best regards,

Hi Paul,

This is a very fine shot! Great details and incredible sharp. Fine lighting too. Great work!

Regards, Peter

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-28 12:36]

Wow great and wonderful. Real composition and color.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-03-28 15:25]

hello Paul

wonderful portrait of this ugly animal
your POV is very good because you could capture the face with all details and very good sahrpness
colours are also very natural



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