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"Gojira"



Plumed basilisk auditioning for the lead role in the 2016 homemade reboot

Plumed basilisk auditioning for the lead role in the 2016 homemade reboot
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12 Comments | Report
jimdivine
 
jimdivine August 25, 2016
Beautiful
The-Art-of-Darkness
The-Art-of-Darkness September 06, 2016
Thank you
Alyrill_
 
Alyrill_ September 06, 2016
such a lively and stunning shot, creation is beautiful!
The-Art-of-Darkness
The-Art-of-Darkness September 06, 2016
Thank you kindly, glad you like it
Paulacook144 Platinum
 
Paulacook144 October 09, 2016
Great Macro shot
The-Art-of-Darkness
The-Art-of-Darkness December 14, 2016
Thanks ever so much
AndrewCoderre
 
AndrewCoderre February 10, 2017
It's amazing to see how much more beautiful objects are when you capture them close up
The-Art-of-Darkness
The-Art-of-Darkness February 11, 2017
Ain't that the truth
geoffreychristian
 
geoffreychristian May 14, 2017
Nicely captured
taylorbonell
 
taylorbonell December 13, 2017
Stunning!
MichelleAnnHarrison Ultimate
 
MichelleAnnHarrison March 30, 2018
Nice macro on this lizard awesome details and the eye is gorgeous
Bharatsinh33
 
Bharatsinh33 June 16, 2018
Perfect shoot...: )
photodangeniic
 
photodangeniic September 23, 2018
Amazing
chaitanyanitpawar
 
chaitanyanitpawar October 22, 2018
NIce click
f0xey
 
f0xey October 22, 2018
amazing shot! congrats
Kyutani PRO+
 
Kyutani October 22, 2018
Congrats on the winning image. Great Capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This is another shot from the treasure trove that is Wingham Wildlife Park near Canterbury
Time
Shortly before lunchtime - which tends to focus my mind
Lighting
This is your bog standard, in a dark reptile house, through slightly fogged glass and taken under fluorescent lights type shot
Equipment
My trusty Sony A99v with 50mm f2.8 macro lens supported by the Mk1 human hand and arm combo
Inspiration
Well, it's back to my affinity for reptiles really. They seem to like me shooting them. Guess it takes one to know one, haha!
Editing
Tiny tweaks really - the magic was all in the original shot
In my camera bag
This was my standard loadout for an animal park, my Sony A99v and spare batteries, f2.8 50mm macro lens, my Sigma 150-500mm with 2x teleconverter plus an extra lens (in this case my Ziess 85mm Planar T*). I also carry an airblower and cleaning kit for good measure.
Feedback
Find something you love to shoot and just keep at it. It never hurts to read around the subject and the type of shot and to remain open minded for unexpected opportunities

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