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Dragons Eye

Dragons Eye
: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
: Animals
: 2006-03-13
: Reptiles
: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
: 2006-04-04 10:07
: 4117
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This Eastern Water Dragon was very tame and I was able to get extremely close. I managed to get several nice shots. I really liked the detail around the eye. This male was about 2 feet long and was not afraid one bit. Usually they run but this one didn't even move at all, not even with the flash. Maybe I stunned him.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-04 10:15]

wow, reminds me of the end of the godzilla-movie!
excellent close-up, matt! :-)
the eye is coll and so is the skin-structure.
wonderful details and metallic colors.
good job & take care, thor.

Hi Mat,
Dramatic close-crop, good impact. Some great details this close. So your flash doubles as a stun gun then? ;)
Well done.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-09 0:13]

What a nice shot, Matthew! I like the texture of the skin! The eye is well positioned. Nice frame! You realy got close! Wow!
All the best!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-09 3:27]

Hi Matt,
I love shots like this, really tight compositions that are almost abstract. a really nice shot, excellent detail throughout and great composition with the colours running away from the eye to the corner of the frame. I'd worry about a Dragon this size not running away :-)

Stunning photo Matt, very sharp, nice detail and great colours too. This ones a winner for me.

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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
  • [2006-04-20 7:45]

Awesome closeup of the dragon! The details and colours are eye catching and the composition is spot on. Sweet.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-04-21 15:28]

Hi Matthew,
Took a look at some of your images and this one caught my attention.This is something a bit different and I like it a lot.What a good idea to focus on its eye rather than a total body image.Good composition to include what looks like a nostril.Lovely texture and detail...well done.
Regards, David

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