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Lizards of Oz
Posted By: Mike L, 06-28-2009, 06:23 PM

Amongst the flora and fauna at the Australian National Botanic Gardens is a group* of Eastern Water Dragons. The dragons can usually be found around the rock garden and I'm always happy to find them because it means my chances of running into one of the resident brown snakes is reduced.

I beleive this is the group's dominent male, he was on the highest rock and had colouration that the rest lacked.



Please ignore the PF in this one


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*According to wikipedia the collective noun for dragons is a blaze, a flight, a wing or a weyr.
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06-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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One of the less colourful guys



A little one



Not a great pic but it shows the claws these guys have

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Really like the top pic.
How close did you get and what lens?
Looks like they were aware you were there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mickey Quote
Really like the top pic.
How close did you get and what lens?
Looks like they were aware you were there.
I was probably 10 metres from the guy in the top pic, I got as close as 3-4 metres from the little guys in the second post.

All shot with my FA 80-320mm lens, I think it is a very underated lens especially stopped down. Well worth the $100 I paid for it.

They definately knew I was there they didn't mind if I kept my distance but once I got into their safe zone they took off at 100 mile an hour.

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Nice series Mike - great colouring in the lizards. The first photo would be my pick.
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Many reptiles have an abundance of textures to delight photogs... you captured these wonderfully... I'm envious!
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Nice pics Mike

well done



cheers


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I like #1 and #4. We have some small lizards around here. I have several photos taken of them with my P&S but since I got my film camera outfits, they seem to have gone hidden.

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