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Male Eastern Water Dragon
Posted By: dosdan, 01-09-2009, 02:48 AM

Seen at Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, in the Japanese Garden. Mature male Eastern Water Dragons have a red chest. K20D. M50/F1.7.


F4, ISO 200, 1/180s





I got down on my guts so I could be on his level. Next two: F8, ISO 200, 1/30s








More info here: Australian water dragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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01-09-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Moved thread to correct forum.


I like the perspective in the second one Dan.
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These are awesome. Love them all. Hard to beat those manual lens's. Great place to get some good shots as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by keithg Quote
These are awesome. Love them all. Hard to beat those manual lens's. Great place to get some good shots as well.
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Thank you for the encouragement, Keith.

Did you ever see this thread? https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/39071-lizard-rain.html

I think it was about that time that I went ga-ga over water dragons.

Dan.

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The third one is excellent, good composition, the body is somewhat camouflaged and blends a little with the background which enhances the head and upper part of the body
by creating a 3D effect.
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Wow!! great series love #3 but thay are all hard to beat. wish i could take such a great picture.
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wish i could take such a great picture.
Sharon, that's the way I feel about everyone else's photos.

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Great shots, thanks for sharing, my favourites are the last two!

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Dan,

These are sooooo cool! I love them all.

I am intrigued though, are these in an exhibit? I don't see any fencing.

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Nice series - the head looks so big compared to the body.
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Ugly, yet beautiful, aren't they?
GREAT shots Dan!
01-09-2009, 07:46 PM   #12
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I was sure I had posted in this thread

I thought I had gone on and on about how beautiful this Water dragon is.
Must have just been in my mind... But the say, its they thought that counts!

I love this lizard! Never seen one like it. And good shots of too...


I do have a question that I must know the answer to.

How did you center the vertical photo in the middle of the horizontal ones? I dont know that I have every seen that.

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that just looks so...

gorgeous


not something you'd necessarily want to hug, but nonetheless a great subject especially in such a 'nose in the air' pose.

love it. top capture.
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great series . #3 is my favorite of the bunch
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Great perspective, beautiful colors.

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