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"Come on then - think your hard enough?"

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 22 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I was surprised how fast these lizards run about, and how large they are, you ought to see its teeth!
I've never bumped into anything like this on the streets of South Shields before.

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gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, a superb portrait of this lizards. Good Sunday.

22 Jul 2012 5:05am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Another one with great detail. I love the backdrop treatment too. Well done.

22 Jul 2012 5:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, I don't want to meet him on the street.

22 Jul 2012 5:52am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait, he does look quite fierce

22 Jul 2012 6:15am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great shot! I would like to meet one in the streets of Leixlip, but I'm guessing it's not gonna happen... :)

22 Jul 2012 6:34am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Great shot and treatment - you can see how the myths of fire breathing dragons could have arisen!

22 Jul 2012 6:55am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

great impression with the blur

22 Jul 2012 7:09am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Just as scary as his forebears(Or should that be forelizards?!)

22 Jul 2012 7:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide portrait avec ce traitement. Une image superbe. Bonne journée. *****

22 Jul 2012 7:46am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Even on a night out?
Lovely fascinating animals

22 Jul 2012 8:08am

Anastasia from Prague, Czech Republic

great photo! really professional .)

22 Jul 2012 8:35am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
very nice & amazing!!!!

22 Jul 2012 9:02am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Very cool portrait of this fellow, Curly. Did he puff out that throat sac? We're you able to learn what manner of reptile this is?

22 Jul 2012 9:19am

@Skyriani: I'm told he is an Australian frilled dragon, but he was never alarmed enough to put on a full display!

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning capture. Great details and lovely background. Excellent. :)

22 Jul 2012 9:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely done Curly. You wouldn't want a bite from this guy, their mouths are full of horrid bacteria

22 Jul 2012 9:42am

@grouser: And sharp teeth :-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Just excellent .Incredible treatment.

22 Jul 2012 10:15am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I just say : OHHHHH!!!

22 Jul 2012 10:41am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Excellent !

22 Jul 2012 11:24am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I'd love to be able to get this close to one, but surely would keep my camera between its mouth and me!
This is another terrific image!

22 Jul 2012 11:43am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Omg, I hope I never ever bump into something like this, How could you be so quick in action to capture this shot, taking your camera out needs time?!

Lovely background worked here

22 Jul 2012 12:15pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

I hopefully guess this shot will be chosen as the next colored spotlight so let me congratulate you in advance :

Congratulations on your well deserved spotlight!

22 Jul 2012 12:20pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Terrific image! The zoomed effect works very well here.
Should be Spotlight image. 5*****stars from me!
Well done Curly!

22 Jul 2012 1:18pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Wouaw!! Have you been in Jurassic Park ! Beautiful reptile and effekt !

22 Jul 2012 1:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This guy really knows how to pose for the camera!

22 Jul 2012 1:27pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! superbe!!! bravo à toi!! j'aime++++

22 Jul 2012 1:35pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Have you alerted Environmental Health is these are are running wild?):-

22 Jul 2012 2:11pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura con un efecto muy bueno, 5 *****

22 Jul 2012 2:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Super image effect! Great detail in this inscrutable face.

22 Jul 2012 3:14pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine image.

22 Jul 2012 3:31pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Amazing portrait and the background is great. Very nice shot Curly. I'm sure you Brits must be celebrating Wiggins tour win, good for him and your country.

22 Jul 2012 4:07pm

@Jerry: I'm delighted for him and the team, just a little disappointed for Mark Cavendish though.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like how there are rays emitting from the lizard. Great shot !!!

22 Jul 2012 5:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandise iamge et effet superbe vue et iamge grandisoe.

22 Jul 2012 6:28pm

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

Excellent post processing .
I love it .

22 Jul 2012 6:46pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

grate shot

22 Jul 2012 6:51pm

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

excellent shot

very beautiful photo

22 Jul 2012 8:21pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Curly... that's fighting talk ! This image is tremendous, superb clarity, and great effect.

22 Jul 2012 8:27pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

With this treatment the sensation of motion is important

22 Jul 2012 8:35pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

tip top 5****

22 Jul 2012 9:15pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


22 Jul 2012 9:24pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

A great capture!

22 Jul 2012 9:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

this is fabulous. so well done

22 Jul 2012 9:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic detail! He looks like a tough cookie! I love the background! 5*'s!

22 Jul 2012 9:42pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning photo of this beautiful lizard and excellent processing to give the sense of speed !!! Great capture ...

22 Jul 2012 9:45pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Beautiful portrait, impressive!

23 Jul 2012 12:28am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

with the processing I can see you had to run fast... a beauty...

23 Jul 2012 3:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love the air of confidence this fella has . . and you say teeth, too ?!

23 Jul 2012 5:59am

margo wiessman from Arrecife, Canarias, Spain

technically speaking it is a very good photograph...

23 Jul 2012 7:10am

Alireza from Tehran, Iran

Great shot and treatment!

23 Jul 2012 8:40am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

Excellent portrait with beautiful detail !

23 Jul 2012 10:36am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Excellent image in every way!

23 Jul 2012 3:45pm

David from ELLEMFORD, United Kingdom

Wonderful achievement, maing photograph.

23 Jul 2012 8:22pm

David from ELLEMFORD, United Kingdom

Oops, I meant to type "amazing".

23 Jul 2012 8:23pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Superb !!

24 Jul 2012 3:25am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Good job! The angle of view and those radiating lines are excellent. I'll stay clear.

24 Jul 2012 5:10pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice effect and lovely lizard shot

27 Jul 2012 8:11am

anita from redon, France

Impressionnant et superbe !

27 Jul 2012 7:46pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Love the blur, and sense of movement it conveys.

26 Aug 2012 9:38am

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Macro Nature by Baldwin VW

1/750 second
ISO 200
67 mm (35mm equiv.)