Here There Be Dragons

I have been under the mistaken impression that the dragons running around my home were Lophognathus gilberti or Gilbert’s Dragon, commonly known as the Tata Lizard.

Turns out I have a small herd of Long-nosed Water Dragons – Gowidon (or Amphibolurus) (was Lophognathus ) longirostris.   Their cousins.

I will just call this one Eric.  He is the largest of them.  Probably the Dad.

At last I have been able to try out the new Sony camera on some real wildlife.  I am quite pleased with the result.  But a lot of these were the result of luck and having a subject that posed patiently for me.  I am pleased how sharply the camera focused when at the full 600mm telephoto zoom.

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I still have some learning to do to master this camera.  And I still need to get out to where the wildlife is.  I notice that like the Sony cameras I’ve had before, this one tends to saturate the red and magenta end a little.  You can see the effect in the warmer photos above compared with the cooler ones that I have used the “autocolour” adjustment on.

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Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

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