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Bearded Dragon
3rd PlaceBearded Dragon
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: La, CA
Date: Apr 6, 2006
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2006

I am so excited about this ribbon...WOW! Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. Next time I'll go easy on the border. A huge thanks to Flora for modeling. She was great and seemed to really enjoy the glam shots.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.2680
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.2376
Avg (non-participants): 7.3269
Views since voting: 9818
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 153
Comments: 44
Favorites: 20 (view)


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10/04/2007 12:03:01 PM
I love dragons and this is an excellent photo! What great colors and textures!
10/03/2007 09:09:25 PM
Your tones & contrasts are wonderful for it really calls attention the scales and textures of this lizard. Love the sharpness of details in the scales especially in the 'spikes'. The square format was a good choice for it keeps the eye squarely focused on the main subject - the head of this dragon and all the lovely details in the skin. My only critique/observation is that the border is slightly detracting from the stunning capture. The red border around the photo does not match any color tone from the photo itself - usually a clean white and/or black border is more effective in framing the photo without calling attention to itself. Nonetheless wonderful job!
08/18/2007 12:53:12 AM
Superb shot! The details are amazing!
03/24/2007 01:51:50 PM
WOW! I love that shot! The only thing that keeps that from being an 11 in my book (it IS a 10!) is the noise in the bokeh. A little selective noise reduction makes that shot perfect. Unbelievably cool.
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06/25/2006 01:47:12 AM
Wow, stunning image. Love the colors, the animal, hm... the picture.. The framing is perfect also :o)
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04/19/2006 09:28:27 PM
Fantastic image!
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04/16/2006 10:44:43 PM
An image that holds the viewer attention and won't let go. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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04/16/2006 01:32:03 AM
well done,congrats on a great image.
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04/15/2006 08:50:24 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Wonderful shot.
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04/15/2006 09:26:08 AM
Great textures capture with wonderful dof and detail. Congratulations!
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04/15/2006 06:49:35 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Its a great shot with excellent focus and DOF. Well done.
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04/14/2006 08:53:17 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. You and your model both nailed the shot.
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04/14/2006 12:19:02 PM
Great choice of subjects, ideally lit and perfectly captured. A very well deserved and especially appropriate yellow ribbon.
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04/14/2006 11:51:37 AM
Awesome - congrats!!! This is the first time, my top 3 picks landed with the ribbons and in the right order too. :D Most deserving. Still, lose the double borders, won't you? ;-)
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04/14/2006 11:38:37 AM
This is truly a stunning image.

At a superficial (but critical) level, the focus and sharpness and lighting are great. Examining the composition, the way the her head angle creates leading lines draws the eye around the image, in addition to creating a great sharp region in the focal plane for the whole near side of her face. The color of the background is really elegant feeling next to the lizard's body.

Beautiful.
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04/14/2006 09:34:34 AM
WOW!!! Wonderful job..... i have always wanted one of these as a pet...Nice picture... Con gratz on the yellow
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04/14/2006 08:23:27 AM
I liked this guy (or should I say gal?) from the moment I saw the thumbnail. Congratulations on the yellow!! Make sure she knows she's famous. :-)
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04/14/2006 02:03:53 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved yellow.
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04/14/2006 12:19:10 AM
Very nice photo. COngrads on your first ribbon, hope there are many more
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04/14/2006 12:18:45 AM
Ohmygoodness!!! This is absolutely AWESOME!!! Congratulations on winning a ribbon for this spectacular photo!!!!
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04/14/2006 12:11:46 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon...this is a stunning shot! well done
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04/14/2006 12:10:30 AM
Nice! Got a ribbon, nice shot Whiting.
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04/14/2006 12:09:54 AM
No doubt in my mind that this would ribbon ;) Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2006 11:49:15 PM
I'd give this the yellow ribbon. Congrats on a great image and good luck!!!!
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04/13/2006 11:45:17 PM
cool photo
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04/13/2006 08:36:31 PM
it needs a shave
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04/13/2006 09:37:29 AM
Love the yellow of the dragon against the deep blue background...and fantastic textures needless to sasy.
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04/11/2006 09:37:57 PM
Awesome. I like the angle of the head, the OOF foot in the background underneath. Clarity and detail of the "spikes" are excellent. You may get dinged for the border, but this is a great capture.
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04/10/2006 10:09:18 PM
perfect focus and i like the complimentary background and he looks like a really nice dragon :) 8
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04/09/2006 11:30:56 PM
What are you looking at? Great textures and colours.
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04/09/2006 04:23:11 PM
One of the best lizard shots in the challenge
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04/08/2006 05:59:34 PM
Great shot, the best reptile in the challenge, dont care for the border though. Nice work.
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04/08/2006 04:45:41 PM
No question, you captured the rough texture of this critter. I can feel it almost as surely as if i were holding it. Colors are very good (both foreground and background). DOF does a nice job of focusing attention on your subject. I like that you've captured texture on several scales (big - the chin spines, medium - around the eyes and ear (?), and small - the somewhat grainy background and blurred foot.) Nice! Hope it ribbons.
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04/08/2006 03:14:18 PM
Ok you can have a ribbon! The focus of this image is excellent! Great job controlling the DOF for this beauty ;)
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04/08/2006 08:01:28 AM
Outstanding. Would do better without the double borders, especially the brown one.
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04/08/2006 07:32:54 AM
Nice although I'm not sure about the frame. Why have it at all?
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04/07/2006 11:55:03 PM
excellent interpretation, subject, and shot
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04/07/2006 05:56:07 PM
Very nice detail!
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04/07/2006 02:16:01 PM
Incredible detail and DOF. Very nice!
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04/07/2006 11:47:06 AM
amazing, i hope you ribbon. you have my 10
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04/07/2006 05:23:10 AM
Beautiful, I expect a top ten with this lovely study. DOF is great. I just don't like the border at all.
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04/07/2006 02:55:08 AM
Oh, this is wildly good! A perfect case where 720 is a Godsend, I daresay. The OOF foot at bottom is a bit of a distraction, but not too much. The border isn't helping you a lot because it's so "coarse" compared to the delicacy of detail, but it won't effect my score on this at all.

Message edited by author 2006-04-14 01:36:03.
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04/07/2006 01:52:15 AM
Love these lizards.....great textures, and a great image here as well.....
Sure to ribbon, as this is one of my favorites.....
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04/07/2006 01:45:46 AM
Riboon for sure. Perfect 10.

*returning for an 8th viewing... Just amazing. If this isn't blue, DPC is rigged. This shot is just increadible. Congrats in advance on a top 3 placement.
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