Dinosaurs!

We went to the Queensland Museum today and it would seem we ended up in a slight temporal anomaly...

View all photos taken: Thursday, 27th December 2007, This photo: 1:45pm

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Comments

  • Vucko1000 said:
    jurasic park! waaaa!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! (although technically it should be Cretacious Park, since both the T-Rex and the Triceratops weren't around in the Jurassic).
  • looby88 said:
    there I was thinking you had been playing with your kids toys- well Aleks toys anyway !

    I always laugh when they have these in films and the dinos are fighting - and roaring like lions or something !! I mean it scares me when I go across the heaths around here and the sand lizards are roaring- all 6 inches of them..........; P
  • David de Groot said:
    This is actually two photos combined. The dinosaurs are life sized models out the front of the Museum, but the background of that photo shows the museum buildings and is quite distracting, so I grabbed a sunset cloud shot I'd taken up near the Glasshouse Mountains and put it in the background for a much more pleasing rendition.

    As for these guys actually fighting each other, I'm thinking that would have been a fairly rare event, as an injury inflicted by either would be a death sentence to the other. They'd have to be fairly desperate to attack each other.
  • looby88 said:
    ooooh I see, well I wouldnt have guessed, i'm hopeless at anything like that !!
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm getting a little better at it - still not fantastic though.
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    *runs away*

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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Misteriddles said:
    well done. I've tried to photograph these beasties several times and never been happy with the results.

    I do need an ultra-wide, don't I?*

    *talking myself into it. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [subliminal message mode]you need an ultra-wide....you need an ultra-wide....you need an ultra-wide...[end subliminal message mode]

    I'd been in the same boat actually. I've been past before and snapped them but weren't happy with the results, this time I removed the museum and it made a big difference. Of course the heavy overcast weather helped for the soft lighting too.
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Nice work David, you are SUCH a dag LOL.

    I was peering at the thumbnail thinking.... hmmm swear that looks like dinasaurs...nah....it must be that big lizard and a mate LOL....

    You did a great job with that sky, love the angle :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tracey :) Yeah I was shooting the dinosaurs and thought they'd look good with sky behind them rather than the somewhat ugly museum overhang that they live under, it was just a matter of finding a suitable sky in my library and matching the angle I shot the dinosaurs on.