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Frilled Neck Lizard

Frilled Neck Lizard
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-04-27
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Minolta Dimage 5
Exposure: f/4, 1/256 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 10:46
Viewed: 7482
Points: 12
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Frilled Neck Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)
They are not easy to catch, as they are very well camouflaged and run away fast. This one was taken in the wild an it was a young one, about 30cm long.

They live in hot tropical climates, so are found all over the northern part of Australia. They like to bathe themselves in the sun like other reptiles. They feed on all kinds of small insects. The frilled neck lizard can stay very still, and match the colour of its surroundings. It goes unnoticed by insects, and the frilled neck lizard can easily catch them before they have a chance to escape.

Amazing Fact: The Frilled Neck Lizard was pictured on Australia's two cent coin. The coins are no longer in circulation.

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great close up, TFS Ori

Hello Pierre!
Very nice portrait of this lizard species. I always like to watch reptiles photos. The quality is really good - picture is sharp, has good DOF and details.
It is also nice to know the species name :)
Greetings from Poland,

Hi Pierre, a fine portrait capture of this unique agamid, Frilled Neck Lizard with great details in scalation and excellent pose.
TFS and cheers,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-01 19:09]

Hi Pierre,
Outstanding close-up shot of this great looking Lizard with very impressive sharpness and details. Very natural colours and perfect lighting. I like your neat composition.

Hello Pierre!
Stunning portrait of this lizard!!! Excellent sharpness and details. Well done my friend, best regards, Joćo Edgar

Hello Mr.Pierre,
Beautiful picture.Very sharp and natural colour.I like details all over.Eye looks bright.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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