Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"G" LETTER WEDNESDAY


GILA MONSTER for G letter Wednesday.
Took this picture through a pretty dirty window at the Sacramento Zoo.
Don't think I would want to meet this guy anytime soon.
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31 comments:

Sidney said...

I first thought it was your pet. ;-)

Olivier said...

le b&w lui va bien, retour dans le passé, beau portrait


the b&w suits him well, return in the past, beautiful portrait

James said...

Yikes...not something I'd like to be very close to! Nice shot...

Mike said...

Bit of an ugly old devil. Nice shot though.

MedaM said...

I know it is a God’s creature as well, yet I too would not wish to meet it in private. :-)

John Roberts said...

See what cigarettes and sun can do to your skin?

Ali said...

Lovely shot considering you took it through a window, and the black & white is great

Peter said...

What a beast, looks great in mono. It is always difficult taking photographs of animals in these situations.

I too have joined ABC Wednesday

WalksFarWoman said...

These dragons are phenomenal creatures. That skin, those eyes, those claws...best photographed from behind a window! :)

Kate said...

What an interesting post: b & w and mono gives so much detail to this wonderful animal.

Annie said...

If you were a princess, your knight in white shining armour might save you from this fierce dragon-like creature.

CG said...

eek...me neither!

ruth said...

Glad there's a window too.

Laurie said...

They are such fascinating creatures.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi:)
No yes ok for you I'll make an exeption; I like the Black and white capturing, and thats a close up, Not the animal no, soYES for the photo NO, for the animal.

And Photowannabe, ...Thanks for voting on my blog (bridge in Naarden colour or sepia- Netherlands) I publiced the score today and Quess what? Today you can enlarge the photo by doubleclick on it ! Thanks :)


Bye JoAnn :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Cuddly little fellow, isn't he?

Salty said...

Now that looks like something Chad would keep in his apartment! It would get along great with the snake :)

Nice shot. the glass didn't hurt it at all.

Moi said...

I like it in BnW...somehow makes it appear less creepy!!!

RUTH said...

Found you...I'd got your link wrong in my copy of the blogroll; all correct now!!! Great photo...he's sort of beautiful in an ugly way :o)

Merisi said...

I don't know about the giant dragons, but our pet iguano Luigi was the sweetest boy you can imagine. He loved to listen to my voice and looked me firmly in the eye while doing so. I miss him. We had to leave him behind in the USA, gave him away to a biology teacher who handles reptilians at an animal clinic. I comfort myself that he now has probably an even better home than before. Still ....

Moi said...

Thanks for letting me know about the
dreaded red X ...the sign outside the pub read ,

"As Molly once said....It's more fun to eat in a pub than to drink in a restaurant"

:)

Steve said...

Wow, didn't expect to see that! Cool subject.

Steve Buser said...

The black and white lets one appreciate all the different textures on his skin. Good shot.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Followed your link from Annie's Little Rock daily photo blog. NICE work - I'm also a photographer and a novelist.

Great to see you're taking part in the Wednesday Letter posts.

Cheers

David

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Looks good in B&W. They always remind of dinosaurs. The glass didn't hurt the photo here but I find using a polarizing filter can help eliminate glare when shooting through glass.

Lavenderlady said...

I'm with you! I lived in Arizona for 11 years but never ran across one in the wild.

urang awak said...

Selamat Siang from Bahrain!

I like the shot, and I ilke the other letter picture :P but something make me wondering;

"how do you get the name of GILA for this cute monster? cos I am an indonesian and GILA means GRAZY LOL "

JAM said...

Definitely big enough to earn the "monster" part of it's name.

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Chad Oneil said...

Cool one, Sue.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Love the grey and white!