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|A visitor to my garden.|
"Pogona is a genus of lizards containing seven species, which are given the common name of Bearded Dragon. They live in the arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and arid open woodlands of Australia. They are adept climbers, spending time on branches and in bushes, even found on fence posts when living near human habitation. They also bask on rocks and exposed branches in the mornings and afternoons. The species are found throughout Australia and are well known." Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogona
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- [2009-12-19 3:35]
Great looking lizard and nice photo indeed. It must be great to have them in your own garden. TFS.
A great catch, the detail in the head and neck is excellent, your choice of apperture was perfect, placing the head and body in perfect focous but tapering out the length of the tail, this almost give it a 3d effect, really nice.
I might have got down to eye level for a different perspective but be careful, the last time I did that in the Botanic gardens I was useing a 400mm so the dragon even though was some distance away it looked pretty close.
Just as I was about to get the shot it took a couple of steps towards me, I tell you I nearly endedd up in the lake they move pretty dam quick, then again so did I :)
Time is rather limited, thus a very short note. How lucky can you be to have this beauty visit you in your own garden? The way you have captured it looks as if it is posing just for you and very chuffed about it. I like the frontal view as one can see lots of details of the spikes under the chin and in the neck. The clarity of the built of the legs and scales on the body is great. Although words are few, appreciation is plenty. Best regards.
- [2009-12-22 12:21]
Great lizard shot. The sharpness is marvelous.