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This is Dino who is appearing here for the first time with his Son Jigsaw. Some of you may recognise Jigsaw from many of my other uploads Smile ( I know too many...lol )
We have just rehomed Dino from a friend as he was stressing out the female Bearded Dragon he lived with ( Jigsaws Mum ) ,as he constantly wanted to mate Sad ( i'll wait for the typical male comments...Smile ).

I wanted to show both Father and Son together displaying a bit of character, But judging by Jigsaw's middle finger I think he may be displaying a bit to much Smile.

Thanks for looking, all comments and critique is most welcome.

Cheers Ian

p.s thought I would mention that it ws taken indoors with a single lamp for lighting ( held by the mrs ), a black sheet draped over a chair, takon on macro setting with 18-55 lens

Camera:Panasonic
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Father and Son
Username:imander imander
Uploaded:4 Sep 2009 - 9:36 AM
Tags:Black & white, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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Group Event:Critique Buddies September 2009 - Group 1

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Adderwatcher
4 Sep 2009 - 9:39 AM

Great shot, works well in mono. Sorry to hear about rehoming Dino some beardies are more active should we say and it can just be too much for the females. Love the finger too!
Scott

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom988 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 10:18 AM

Ian, I hadn't noticed the finger until you mentioned it and now I can't stop laughing.
I've seen a lot of pictures of fathers proudly carrying their sons-and-heirs on their shoulders, this is the first reptilean one. Absolutely wonderful.
As to the marital problems, sounds like a need for separate bedrooms and cold showers.
Moira

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Imagephotographics

Amazing shot - superb mono conversion & lighting.

Chris

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 10:46 AM

Judging by the glint in Jigsaw's eye - and that finger - this might just be a case of 'like father, like son' ... ...
Exceptional close-up work, Ian.
Regards
Bill

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
4 Sep 2009 - 11:34 AM

Cracking shot Ian.Superb detail.
Cheers
Alan

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warb
warb  10839 forum posts
4 Sep 2009 - 1:45 PM

amazing.

aren't they ace!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 2:20 PM

I want some of what Dino is on !! And I know a few Mums who would not mind THAT sort of stress !! And as for Jigsaws finger,you should have put the original Cat Stephens version of Father and Son on,and not these imposters called Boyzone.!!
Mick.

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 2:35 PM

Suer quality!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64341 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 4:06 PM

This is so original - what a wonderful image. And the story makes it even more special. A finger of fun too. Smile
Chris

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imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 4:25 PM

thanks all for taking the time to comment, I shall upload the colour version at some point for a comparison
cheers Ian

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MRS_IMANDER
4 Sep 2009 - 5:31 PM

well what can i say? its ok i spose!! although if ya had been a bit more creative u could have had them both on THE BIKE!! pmsl only joking hun this is a lovely shot of the two of the lizards in our life!! I do like the way that Dino is looking one way and Jiggy the other
well done babe
me
xx

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HectorRivera
4 Sep 2009 - 5:58 PM

Very nice shot.

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 8:40 PM

A tremendous animal portrait, so full of detail and character, really works well in mono
Regards Mary

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 6:47 AM

Nice work - and very informative

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Robin_TB
Robin_TB  5191 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2009 - 2:32 PM

I really like the simplicity of the black background, it emphasises the roughness of their skin and the personality of their faces. Interested to hear it was all done so simply as well, to Bearded Dragons usually pose so well?

Like others, I missed 'the finger' at first look but it really adds humour to the picture Smile My eye ends to get drawn to Jigsaw's face, probably because of his lighter skin tone (presumaby due to lighting rather than reality).

It would be interesting to see the colour version, I'm not sure it would work as well, the B & W makes the image extremely artistic, with all the shadows and textures.

Dino looks very serene and peaceful, hard to imagine him as a sex pest but that's nature for you... Wink

Thanks for the image.

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2009 - 2:50 PM

This looks so good as a mono.
I like the diagonal connecting the eyse with the top corner & the dynamic pose.
The touch of humour is always a plus.
Penny

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2009 - 12:45 PM

critique buddy..
Well what a great image. Nothing I could change here. It looks great in mono as it emphasises the bearded dragons' textured coats.
Had to laugh at the finger... beardie with attitude.. I like it.
Wish I could have seen it larger.
Jeanie
Smile

Last Modified By jeanie at 15 Sep 2009 - 12:48 PM

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bppowell
bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2009 - 1:16 PM

Well taken.

I like the lighting along with the shot in mono. The pose of the son is but I would have liked to have the father looking at little more towards the camera.

I am just being picky her for the sake of the critique.

Barry

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janeez
janeez e2 Member 61182 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 10:32 PM

Love the deep, rich contrasts in this image. Only one tiny thing I would alter. The cheeky little chap on board hasn't got a twinkle in his eye like his daddy!

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discreetphoton Site Moderator 93451 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2009 - 3:24 PM

Slight delay, sorry Smile
I like the stark lighting you've used (and I'm impressed at how sharp it is, to say that it's lit by a table lamp), as the high contrast really makes the most of the scales. I think there's just a smidgen too much black on the top edge, that could have been cropped out to improve the balance. Not too much though, maybe a centimeter of how it's displayed. That's all I've got. I like this.

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