Eastern Water Dragon

Up close and personal.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 2nd August 2007, This photo: 2:38pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    I thought this was Avarice for a moment. One of her homies? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I think it's the winter colours. i.e. not very colourful at all. In the warmer months the Eastern Water Dragon gets a dark stripe from it's eye and a yellow or green one under that.
    This one was wild (well as wild as you can be in the City Botanic Gardens) ;-)
    I had to carefully sneak closer and closer to him to get this shot - I think he was about 12cm from the lens at this point, and I was on my hands and knees - must have looked quite a sight.
  • Margot- said:
    You went so low here and captured an interesting perspective.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure did Margot - on the ground :)
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Great capture Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ian :)
  • picsbymac said:
    you are pro no more : ) great shot David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, just noticed that. From a bit over 1250 photos down to 200 flat.
  • looby88 said:
    no more pro !! well a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do I guess !! We have small lizards in the UK, they hang out on sandy heaths- not that I have seen one for years, never get this close to them though!! good one !
  • David de Groot said:
    Small ?? This guy was 2.5ft long!
  • looby88 said:
    !!!! Lol, erm well a lot of your fauna is larger than life is it not !! Ours are tiddley in comparison as befitts a smallish island !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well as Water Dragon's go, even at 2.5ft, it was a bit of a smallish one ;-)
  • pertelote1 said:
    Good shot. I love the model. I suppose they are not easily tamed?
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm not sure Lisa. I have a friend who keeps various lizards, and they seem to be well tamed, but I don't know how easy it is to take a wild one and tame them.
  • Steve Montgomery said:
    Wow, great perspective! I've seen plenty of these around Brisbane but never one like this - well done.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)