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face to face with ferocious water dragons

Discussion in 'Nature' started by ghetto, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. ghetto

    ghetto Mu-43 Regular

    So I was going for a stroll today when suddenly I heard a noise. I looked over and saw a pair of scaley claws resting on a fallen tree.

    E-P1    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 200

    I looked up and saw a vicious water dragon with the remains of it's last meal still fresh on it's lips staring down upon me.

    E-P1    ---    169mm    f/4.7    1/320s    ISO 200

    As I turned to back off I saw another even larger one has approached from the other direction.

    E-P1    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/250s    ISO 200

    Suddently the attention of yet another water dragon has piqued and suddenly they were all around me.

    E-P1    ---    300mm    f/14.0    1/25s    ISO 200

    One of them makes their intentions clear and I quickly realise that this could be the end for me.

    E-P1    ---    86mm    f/7.1    1/160s    ISO 200

    I suddenly realise that if I were viciously mauled to death, some one would eventually find my remains - desparately clinging to a camera, with an ADAPTED LENS :eek: . My thoughts turned to "no! I will not be caught dead with this cheap adapted lens!" I want to die with the dignity of a native lens on my camera! :tongue:

    With one smooth and graceful flowing motion - comparable only to that of William Shatner trying to sing - I swap the 300mm (600mm eq) lens with my native 45mm (90mm eq) lens and put them in their place.

    E-P1    ---    45mm    f/4.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    They had become confused and intrigued by my unexpected athletic abilities.

    E-P1    ---    158mm    f/5.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    The queen was so impressed with my dextrosity that she stands up and declares that my life will be spared.

    E-P1    ---    133mm    f/5.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    Having lost me as their next meal, they decide to snack on flowers while waiting for easier prey like like tourists.

    E-P1    ---    74mm    f/9.0    1/60s    ISO 200

    They then give me a final pose and go off on their way.

    E-P1    ---    89mm    f/4.1    1/500s    ISO 200

    With my new found sense of invicibility, tomorrow I'll go and have a few words with that shark that was nibbling on some surfers board out at my beach today...
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  2. jime

    jime Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    Jonestown Texas
    Great story to go with great pictures.

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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Terrific set and a fun story! :bravo-009:
  4. pod

    pod Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 4, 2012
    Close call on that shoot ... :) 
  5. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    funny stuff ghetto. i really like #1.
  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Great photo essay! Avoid the shark, though!
  7. wallyrulz

    wallyrulz Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    Okay, that was fun. Enjoyed the pictures too.
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