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    Thorny Devil

    2nd attempt of a Thorny Devil crossing the trail on the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia.Thorny Devil

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    Wow, lovely dinosaur.

    I love the angle of view, the composition and the bokeh. Unfortunately the light is too harsh although it does add another scary parameter to the image.

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    Thanks for the comments. I agree on the harshness of the light for this one. Part of the many challenges when chasing wild beasts about the place.

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    That is a cool shot. I like the pose and the colors.

    All the nature programming that I watch on TV and I don't think I've ever seen one of those. Looks quite different but made me think of our Texas Horned Lizard that I used to see all the time as a kid but their numbers have declined and I haven't seen one in many years. How big is this Thorny Devil?

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    Nice picture of an interesting character. I am aiming for the North West and hoping it will be sooner rather than later.

    I don't know about the light being too harsh, it comes with the outback and is part of the document in my opinion. It does raise the problem of how you get a bit of light into the shadow over that eye though, maybe a bit of post production work in photoshop? It is a bit hard to run around the bush with a white reflector.

    Our light is a real struggle if you can't photograph early in the morning or late in the evening. Or if you are travelling and must take what is presented in the moment.

    What time of day was it?

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    Nice! Based on the great viewing angle it is difficult to get an appreciation for its size - it looks large enough to ride on (very uncomfortably, I might add)!

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    ewwwwww! I did not need to know that such creatures survived the ice age!!

    LOL

    althought I will say I think the shadows create interesting angles on the creature. Alhtough I suspect he has some interesting angles of his ow.

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    O, my God...an unbelievable creature ....and an excellent image

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    Hey there Terri.
    The Devil would be about the length of a persons hand with fingers outstretched. Hes a harmless little fellow who likes eating ants.

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    Thanks for the positive comments all.

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    Straight out of Jurassic Park.
    If it eats ants, I want one (or more) in my yard!

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    Love the angle and depth of field. Awesome little critter!

    Sometimes the auto whitebalance does a poor job and we get a color cast. This image has a very bad RED color cast. To correct it , you need to add cyan.


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    Wow, that is one striking creature. I bet there aren't many predators willing to try sliding that guy down the old gullet.

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    Love it Gav, the only thing that could make it better is to get rid of the green on the top left. Maybe worth playing with to see if it makes a difference. Is this related to the Horny Devil from Outback Australia of the genus Tour Guideous Maximus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    Is this related to the Horny Devil from Outback Australia ?
    Nah, Wayne you are getting it confused with my cousin ' Chucker' Smith, who lives a day's camel trek beyond Birdsville.
    old ucci

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