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Monitor Lizard


Monitor Lizard
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Panasonic DMCTZ15
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-30 5:11
Viewed: 5838
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Malaysian call it "biawak."
Monitor lizards are the family Varanidae, a group of carnivorous lizards which includes the largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon. Varanidae is monotypic, containing only the genus Varanus.

In Tamil monitor lizards are known as "Udumbu" and in Australia, they are known as goannas (See main article). In Kannada monitor lizards are known as "Uda".
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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-30 6:37]

Hello Foozi
Splendid shot of this curious lizard! I wonder how large it is. I like the details on its skin, or maybe I should say its scales? Excellent sharpness, framing and composition with an interesting presentation.
My compliments and best regards
Maite

Hi Foozi!
Great lizard! It must have been an exciting encounter! Here in Poland lizards are very small (about 20cm).
Nice pic showing the lizard where it should be. The composition is well thought out in my opinion.
I meddled with the tones and sharpness in WS.
Regards, Rafal

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