Bearded Dragon ~ Not The Mother-In-Law!! by Sandra Cockayne


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Bearded Dragon ~ Not The Mother-In-Law!! by 

Just had to get that in!!

Taken at Tropical World, Canal Gardens, Roundhay, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England, UK., whilst out on a shoot with fellow bubbler JacquiK.

The genus (Pogona) is in the subfamily Agaminae of the family Agamidae. Their characteristics include spiny scales arranged in rows and clusters. These are found on the throat, which can be expanded when threatened, and at the back of the head. The species also displays a hand-waving gesture, thought to draw an attack from any predator that may be in the area, however this can also be used as a form of communication between the species. They have the chameleon-like ability to change colour during rivalry challenges between males, and in response to temperature change and other stimuli.They can reach to the size of about 13 to 24 inches.

In captivity: Bearded dragons as pets…..
Bearded dragons are very successful in captivity and are one of the favourites among hobbyists and experts alike. They have a very friendly nature towards people, and are very calm when they grow into adults. Juveniles are generally very active but still very friendly, and even make good pets for children. Pogona have an average life span of 10–20 years, although some have been known to live longer.

Sony A200.
Tamron 70-300mm macro lens @ 300mm.
1 jpeg shot (hand held) plus 2 duplicates HDR & Tonemapped in Dynamic Photo HDR.

Photoshop Elements 7.


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  • imagetj
    imagetjalmost 4 years ago

    wow great image,

  • Thank you Tj – your comments are very appreciated! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

    super shot Sandie, been to this place, it is great for wild life

  • Thank you Elaine, I would recommend The Tropical House to anyone! A great photo opportunity! The Meerkats were a treasure! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture but would almost swear (but i didn’t) I saw the use if lip stick but you reassured me….not the Not the Mother in Law. Instant fave Sandra great shot and title!

  • Twisted01
    Twisted01almost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Sandi. Great shot indeed ;)

  • Thank you ever so much Jay! Your comments are always appreciated! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful Capture!! Cute Title!!

  • Thank you Brian – so glad you like it! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot. I take it the mother in law comment was aimed at me. Looks more like Aj in the morning LMAO xxx

  • hehehe, don’t let Aj hear you say that Nick! She’ll do her nut!! It was aimed at ALL mother in laws for all you poor married blokes out there!! lol S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you Trish, glad you like it, and your comments are always appreciated hunny! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • WOW! Thank you for choosing this as a feature – I’m over the moon and smiling from ear to ear!! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you for the welcome Elaine (and the gang)! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    LOL! What a wonderful shot, Sandra. Those ruby lips, enigmatic smile and hooded eyes! I want one!

  • Thank you Mike, she’s a doll isn’t she?!! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Not likely to answer back either!! lol S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

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