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What a terrible shame Ron, Monitor Lizards are so magnificant.

Not keen on the subject but well taken
Ray42 12 3 England
4 Oct 2008 9:34AM
Glad you took this shot - it might bring home to some about the wildlife in danger.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
4 Oct 2008 10:00AM
It is indeed a shame and it's ignorance that causes the rural people to do things like this. In their minds, I would imagine that they would think that their survival is more important...and these skins bring in money... I hope that they are soon educated on the protection of wildlife.
Having said all that, this is a brilliant capture, bringing significant awareness.
MickS 16 23 14 England
4 Oct 2008 10:40AM
Watcha Ron,
excellent shot, as always, excellent use of the fish eye.
It's funny, I've often heard comments that it's the lens that has done the work, that, of course, is true and nonsense all in one go. It's not the effect that the lens provides that is important, but, as here, the knowledge and vision to make good use of that effect.

ps: 'Still retained the film aspect Mick. Ron.' That is so; I can't get on with all this electronic, technical stuff, I'm in the middle of clearing out the spare room so I can set up my Durst 5x4 enlarger, at the moment I have to crawl around on the floor to use it, hardly the best way to produce good prints.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
4 Oct 2008 10:44AM
Sad shot. Good reportage
oppo 14 6 2 Scotland
4 Oct 2008 11:17AM
Depressing to look at, but none the less it's good photojournalism that delivers the message well.

jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
4 Oct 2008 12:00PM
Very good capture of what is a horrible trade, a very sad and emotional image.
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 1:49PM
Well taken shot, like the fish eye lens used here, a sad trade that should be stopped,
BURNSIE 12 25 4 England
4 Oct 2008 2:00PM
I really like the results a fish eye lens can give.
Need a good eye yourself to see the possiblities and composition.
Well seen and taken of a barbarous trade.
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 5:20PM
A photo with a message, Ron.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
4 Oct 2008 5:36PM
Good reportage shot Ron, bit more time tonight so can leave some comments. It's a shame the people that do this do not real;ise the effects that they are having, but like many, money is the driver. Unfortunately for some it may be the difference between eating and starving.

User_Removed 14 51
4 Oct 2008 6:30PM
Poignant image Ron. Good use of lens.

Adam_H 13 62 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 6:54PM
Shame on the subject, but a well captured image never the less.
Regards Adam..
BERTRAM 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2008 11:16PM
well taken shot.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
5 Oct 2008 10:59AM
Just so unnecessary. Very sad.
5 Oct 2008 7:39PM
Great image Ron, this may get people to sit up and take notice.
Unfortunately some tourists buy this stuff.
rangerpaul 13 19 7 England
7 Oct 2008 6:05PM
All in the name of tourism!
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
11 Oct 2008 8:31AM
Thank you all for the c/c's, the image was meant to highlight the plight of wildlife. Thanks for those excellent comments. Ron.

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