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Hi from Sydney....
Thanks for all your comments about the Ashes cricket saga....GrinGrin
I visited the Chinese gardens this morning and came upon this Goanna lizard....its about 18 inches long. He kindly posed for me ...
V2 the bigger picture....you may need to view it as a smaller image
V3 a scenic shot of the lizard in his natural environment.
Tomorrow is our last day in Australia after 6 weeks away...
Have a nice dayGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jan 2014 - 10:35 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Beady eye
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:8 Jan 2014 - 5:37 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
8 Jan 2014 - 5:46 AM

What a handsome devil, beautiful images Colleen..I hope you enjoyed the Chinese gardens..

Lynette Grin

Last Modified By Lynniesefforts at 8 Jan 2014 - 5:50 AM
ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:17 AM

Wouldn't be my first choice of a Chinese Meal but brilliant pictures, Colleen.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 - 6:32 AM

Magnificent "beastie" Colleen!He's gorgeous! Send us some more! Grin
This is what attracts me about Australia... The unique variety of species all over the place!
For that I would do the 24 hr flight...
IB

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:32 AM

Beautiful creature nicely captured. I'm torn between 1 and 3 as a favourite.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:36 AM

Not another Aussie fast bowler........Grin Sorry, I'm not bitter, honestly.

A super set of shots Colleen with lovely detail and light.

Andy

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:42 AM

A very knowing look on the little fellows face. well captured.
Love the claws in V2.

Dave.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:48 AM

He's a beauty, Colleen, super spot and capture. Enjoy your last day in Oz, and have a safe journey home tomorrow. Carol

Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 4701 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:49 AM

Morning Coleen; Would have been V3 but I really wanted a dash more light on the 'beast.' It is for me the clarity and composure of V1 that I am drawn to. Having so said then I looked at V2 and it is huge, over lapping at each end! How on earth did you manage to get it quite so large on EPZ? When I view large it will not get the whole image in and I lose your signature at the one end and the tail at the other. Gorgeous shot though when I viewed smaller.

Mozzy

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
8 Jan 2014 - 6:58 AM

Great shot, that looks like a very young or small goanna, they can get very big and it is wise to watch out for that tail!

Maureen

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:00 AM


Quote: Morning Coleen; Would have been V3 but I really wanted a dash more light on the 'beast.' It is for me the clarity and composure of V1 that I am drawn to. Having so said then I looked at V2 and it is huge, over lapping at each end! How on earth did you manage to get it quite so large on EPZ? When I view large it will not get the whole image in and I lose your signature at the one end and the tail at the other. Gorgeous shot though when I viewed smaller.

Mozzy

It was a very dark morning today ( we are already 6pm here) with rain threatening so no real light to speak of...not sure how V2 loaded so big....beyond me.....

kathrynlouise

A wonderful set Colleen. V1 for me, beautiful close up of this beautiful lizard.
Enjoy your last day and safe journey home GrinGrin

Kathryn

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
8 Jan 2014 - 7:15 AM

Nice image of an Eastern Water Dragon Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:15 AM

I've never been a great fan of Reptiles of any note, however when photographed they are so very endearing. Three quite magnificent captures, each as good as the next Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:19 AM

brilliant detail colleen wonderful textures and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:23 AM

Super detail and what a handsome fella.Smile

Caziwinkles
8 Jan 2014 - 7:24 AM

More fab images - I really like the close up showing such detail and textures on his skin.
A great capture Colleen. Smile

Carol

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:24 AM

How is hubbies back
Hope he can travel o k

viscostatic
8 Jan 2014 - 8:49 AM

Beautiful images of an amazing creature Colleen. I really like the detail in V1.

Phil.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:52 AM

Three excellent pictures Colleen. Have a safe flight home. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
8 Jan 2014 - 8:56 AM

A very beautiful ,though scary looking creature. - Super images though !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Happy Landings!Grin --- Jukka.Smile

briantjjones
8 Jan 2014 - 9:32 AM

Colleen Great set of images, especially V1. Looks mean and moody Smile

Brian J.

gwynn56
gwynn56  377 forum posts England
8 Jan 2014 - 9:40 AM

nice capture , Smile

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 10:05 AM

beautiful set though v1 is the winner for me

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 10:05 AM

Great set of images Colleen, V1 for meSmile


Cliff

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 10:25 AM

What a beaut. Just love the bandings on the body. Don't think we have this here. Thanks for the 3 different views to fully appreciate this fella, Colleen.

V1 is my favourite, hands down, if I had to choose. The exposure on him gives us a good feel of the skin and that eye.

Andrew

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 11:52 AM

Three excellent images of the lizard Colleen. I especially like V3.
it's great to have the opportunity to capture creatures we wouldn't normally see.
Safe journey home then we'll look forward to images from those lovely gardens.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 11:55 AM

3 great images Colleen lovely detail indeed. Like them very much.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 11:59 AM

3 super shots Colleen,

Ali Smile

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 12:32 PM

V1 for the detail but I do like the overall picture of V3.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 2:03 PM

Well detailed shots Colleen.
Like the detailed head shot in V1 the best !!
Mick.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 2:29 PM

Well taken

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 2:51 PM

V3 is the winner here--- Love the lizard peer out from his environment!

AlexAppleby
8 Jan 2014 - 3:39 PM

V1 for me - great close up shot with so much detail and perfectly in focus. Best lizard photo I've seen on here for a while.
Sorry about this, I'm no lizard expert, but I'm pretty sure that's not a goanna (not sure but looks more like a water dragon).

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 3:42 PM

At least the English are good at something..........talking to a suicidal person and convincing that person that life is worth living...........................Well Done lads.............you should be proud....................GrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueTongue

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 3:55 PM

A super set of this beady eyed chap, Colleen, especially V1, it's a real cracker SmileSmile Strange how V2 doesn't fit the screen - inspecting the elements detail of the image it shows as 1000 pixels wide, so should fit, yet goes off the edges of the screen when viewed large! Wink Still gets my UA though.... SmileSmile
Trev Smile

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 8 Jan 2014 - 3:56 PM
gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 3:57 PM


Quote: I've never been a great fan of Reptiles of any note, however when photographed they are so very endearing. Three quite magnificent captures, each as good as the next Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Consider that I have said you that!
and
Good thing we do not live in the Jurassic, they were the big ones and we, the little ones (would have they liked, only, to photograph us?)
____________
Silviu

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Excellent focus and clarity in these fabulous captures of this interesting lizard, Colleen!
Regards,
George

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 5:00 PM

a superbly taken shot. i hope you did not wink at himSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.


billy

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 5:17 PM

Cracking set of shots Colleen, Australia is a beautiful country, i wish i had had the nerve when i was young to emigrate there

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 5:54 PM

Beautifully captured images.. I quite like V3

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 6:44 PM

Love the first image but the last one is my winner Colleen
safe trip home
Lillian
1 spare place for the Carmargue/april...wanna come?

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

Last Modified By EileenH at 8 Jan 2014 - 7:01 PM
Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:08 PM

Excellent set, V1 best for me.
nigel

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:16 PM

I love them all but the detail in V1 is superb!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:36 PM

These are beautiful detailed set of images Colleen.
I can tell with looking at your images that you have enjoyed your holidays.
NettaSmile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 9:13 PM

He certainly is a handsome creature and this is a tremendous set of images of him. The detail and texture is terrific in v1

Mike_Young
8 Jan 2014 - 10:29 PM

Three splendid shots, my fav is V3

kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2014 - 7:05 AM

Great shot , dof is spot on and detail is pin sharp , like it

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 3:21 PM

I do like V3..

Happy Sleeping and thank you...

Dave

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