Portrait of a Dragon

Water Dragon that is.

I was lying flat-out like a lizard drinking when I shot this one.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 3rd April 2011, This photo: 1:28pm


  • Lockie Cooke said:
    Super sharp shot David. I love how they pose with the chin up trying to stand their ground... They are everywhere at Roma st. not to mention toowong botanical gardens.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/45912900@N06] Sure are - in this one 5m length of pathway there were 4 decent sized ones who didn't particularly care if there were people about.
  • James Lagden said:
    Nice close up. Are you tempted to clone out the purple flowers?
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jameslagden] You know I didn't even see them until you said something :P
  • James Lagden said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot] One of those things that you keep looking at once you know they are there.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Love the detail in the claw and scale David! Nice
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/philrettke] Just the right angle that the claw ended up on the same focal plane as the eye :)
  • eloctre said:
    Great shot! I just made it larger and the details in the eyes are celestial! No wonder their so similar to dinosaurs! Amazed!
  • eloctre said:
    You could do like a super blown up version of just the eyes, that would be cool!
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Excellent capture David.
  • R. Cavicchio said:
    Excellent photo.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/eloctre] Thanks, yes the eye was what I was focusing on. 'tis good to have a subject that isn't too afraid of humans.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/wombat44] Thanks :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/rayceeeee] 'tweren't bad ;-)
  • jacki-dee said:
    Detail! Wonderful.