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Rugged landscape

Rugged landscape
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/7.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Reptiles and Frogs, My east Australian desert trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-24 15:22
Viewed: 4878
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing our journey up the Birdsville track, we encountered this Central Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) at Mungerannie Gap on the southern end of Sturts Stony Desert. This dragon is fairly common through the semi-arid and arid interior of Australia, though we only saw two in our 5,000 km journey, probably a function of the long drought they have experienced in this region.
These rugged, barren hills were an amazing, almost lifeless landscape. Still, they were a welcome variation to the flat, almost feature stony plains. This dragon only allowed one shot before disappearing down a nearby burrow, which was a bit disappointing for me.
Thanks for looking.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-24 15:30]

Hi Chris,

Nice one, excellent shot and well done on the composition.


Hello Chris!
Nice shot. Great colours and atmosphere. I like it very much. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chris,
Excellent capture, good sharp detail and colours. Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Chris,
I love the composition and framing here. The colors and detail in this look perfect to me. This shot has great clarity and depth to it. And man does it look hot there! Out of PTs. sorry! will be back1

Hi Chris,

Awesome landscape shot with the Netted Dragon, this is so cool! Great everything about this shot. :)

Hello Chris,

This scene looks most other-worldly (perhaps Mars), to my eyes.

POV is awesome; colors, details, and lighting are great.

Your subject would blend into his surroundings well from a distance.

Wonderful posting, thank you.

I like the compostion of this picture, which is basically a landscape, with the lizard in the foreground which gives life to the picture. Well done and TFS.


I'm glad you did not crop this image as the whole picture clearly shows his environment. Lovely colours in this shot with the rusty reds contrasting beautifully with the blue sky.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-29 21:30]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. I like this very much, maybe because it is at the opposite of what we live here in the cold. You are right: wildlife is everywhere, even in us. I have wild toughts ;-)
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete and very interesting. You made a great journey.
Thank you very much Chris.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-17 13:26]

Hi Chris!

I like this picture not because it shows the lizard up-close, but because it shows how nature can be rough and how some animals can survive in it. The wide angle view bring attention on the main subject as well as showing us the depht and the immensity of that desert. Exposure is good and contrast well controled considering that mid-day sun.
Good work and TFS.

Hello Chris,
Extraordinary image content wise as well as aesthetically.

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