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    Komodo Dragon 1.) Indonesia, Komodo Island National Park Note: Really a Monitor, not a Dragon.
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    Komodo Dragon 2.) Looking for foul eggs
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    Perenti Monitor. Outback Australia
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    Frilled Neck Dragon 1.), North Australia
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    Frilled Neck Dragon 2.
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    Cocodylas Porosus 1.) North Australia
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    Cocodylas Porosus 2.)
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    Blak Headed Python, North Australia
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    Hi Wayne,

    You haven't specifically asked for C&C, but in the spirit of trying to improve, I offer the following observations.

    Several of these look to have been blown in the red channel, probably during capture and that has lost you valuable detail.
    As presented, they appear over saturated and a bit soft.
    I almost wonder if you processed from jpg instead of RAW

    That said, I like the compositions and the focusing and DoF looks good.

    I also note several were shot from before you joined CiC, so perhaps you're aware of the issues and just wanted to share some reptiles.

    Let me see if I can find one to add, although it'll likely only be from a vivarium(?) in a zoo.

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    Thanks Dave, C&C always welcome. Four of these are taken with slide from the old EOS 5. I thought I'd dig them out and show them around. The bottom 3 are taken either right on sunset or sunrise so have a lot of colour. The frilled dragons are just colourful and particularly with reds and oranges but in general they could all be improved in some way. It would be good to see some different species from around the World as a mad reptile lover. Cheers.

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    Reptiles are one of my favorite subjects!!

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    Hi Wayne,

    I had to go all the way back to a holiday in Tenerife in 2009 for this, at least it isn't a zoo shot.

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    Nikon D5000 + Sigma 18-250mm VC: 250mm, 1/500s, f/11, iso400 (Tenerife3-5929)
    Hit Kbd F11 and click image to see at 1,590px 946px

    No idea what it is, but it was snapped on the big volcano there (Mount Teide) during a coach trip stop.

    It moved fast, I swear I had movement blur at 1/500s
    Between rapid movement, it paused just long enough for you to start taking a picture, but by the time the shutter had fired, it was moving again!

    I had to get quite agressive with selective sharpening to make it look half decent (best viewed in Lytebox).

    Not sure if it is all blue under the brown volcanic dust.

    Nice series Kim.

    Cheers,

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    Great stuff Kim, I particularly like the top Gattor, wonderful portrait.

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    Are Zoo shots off limits ?

    Assuming not, below are a few ...

    Green Boa
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    Re: Post Your Reptiles Here

    Quote Originally Posted by BJ Denning View Post
    Are Zoo shots off limits ?

    Assuming not, below are a few ...

    Green Boa
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    Horned Python
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    Hi Brian, great shots. Zoo's are fine, it hard to get close to some reptiles otherwise. I posted this wall to see more reptiles and enjoy seeing all sorts, keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Wayne,

    I had to go all the way back to a holiday in Tenerife in 2009 for this, at least it isn't a zoo shot.

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    Nikon D5000 + Sigma 18-250mm VC: 250mm, 1/500s, f/11, iso400 (Tenerife3-5929)
    Hit Kbd F11 and click image to see at 1,590px 946px

    No idea what it is, but it was snapped on the big volcano there (Mount Teide) during a coach trip stop.

    It moved fast, I swear I had movement blur at 1/500s
    Between rapid movement, it paused just long enough for you to start taking a picture, but by the time the shutter had fired, it was moving again!

    I had to get quite agressive with selective sharpening to make it look half decent (best viewed in Lytebox).

    Not sure if it is all blue under the brown volcanic dust.

    Nice series Kim.

    Cheers,
    Hi Dave, it looks like a dragon with longer back legs and short bursts of speedy movement. The tail is also dragon like. Happy to see some of your zoo shots if you want to post them.

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    Re: Post Your Reptiles Here

    Quote Originally Posted by BJ Denning View Post
    Are Zoo shots off limits ?

    Assuming not, below are a few ...

    Green Boa
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    Brian, great images. 3 is my favourite,some great detail and the colours are stunning .
    Thanks for posting them.

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    Thanks Wayne and Glenn.

    #3 is one of my favorites as well, I love the detail in the eyes. This was my 100mm macro handheld, with no IS, indoors (intentionally setup, DOF is pretty thin, lucky that it turned out as well as it did).

    The horned python was a master of disguise. Many people didn't see him till he was pointed out, in real life and sometime when I was showing the photo to friends (they seemed to gravitate to the "log" on the right).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ Denning View Post
    Thanks Wayne and Glenn.

    #3 is one of my favorites as well, I love the detail in the eyes. This was my 100mm macro handheld, with no IS, indoors (intentionally setup, DOF is pretty thin, lucky that it turned out as well as it did).

    The horned python was a master of disguise. Many people didn't see him till he was pointed out, in real life and sometime when I was showing the photo to friends (they seemed to gravitate to the "log" on the right).
    Your Green Boa looks a lot like our Green Tree Python from Cape York, beautiful snake (great shots too). The Horned Python
    is indeed a master of camouflage. We have a Death Adder like this which is small and waits quietly to snare it prey. This one is a quality shot and needs to be looked at at a good size to see it in detail. Well done.

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    Really cool shots so far. Like them all.

    I don't get to shoot much of these things (not a zoo guy, ) but found this guy in the bush the other day waiting for something to come close. Patient fellow but the bugs kept away.

    Pretty sure that I could have got some catch shots but had other things on my mind -had stepped on some stinky poo and was rushing to the stream to clean up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Really cool shots so far. Like them all.

    I don't get to shoot much of these things (not a zoo guy, ) but found this guy in the bush the other day waiting for something to come close. Patient fellow but the bugs kept away.

    Pretty sure that I could have got some catch shots but had other things on my mind -had stepped on some stinky poo and was rushing to the stream to clean up.

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    What a cute little fella, a dragon of some kind. They can be docile when they are cold and tend to sit where they can get warm, either in the sun or on a warm rock. Nice set Bobo.

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    Thanks Wayne.

    It was actually pretty hot and almost mid-day. The way he was scanning the leaves lead me to think he was looking for food.

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    Hi Wayne,
    Here is one of a baby Blue Tongue Lizard I found in my garden back in 2007.
    They are a great little creature for keeping the snail population down and can make good pets apparently.
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    Lovely and cute guy you got there Greg.

    Did he become a pet ?

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    No, left him where he belongs. Chasing our snails

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    Cute Greg, one of my favourite lizards a skink from Down Under. Great to see them in your garden.

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    I told you reptiles were one of my favorite subjects! I found some shots from the Tennessee Aquarium back in 2011.
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    Caiman lizard swimming
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