Bearded Dragon

My wife discovered this Bearded Dragon in a pot plant in our garden. They are beautiful creatures and look somewhat dangerous with all the spikes around their body but they are really quite harmless.

Both of these images were captured with a Nikon D700 camera and the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF-S VR lens. I decided to take an image showing most of the creatures upper body as this is the most interesting part with all the spikes around its body. I also captured a very close up image of the creatures eye and this image shown below, has been captured with the Macro (Micro) lens at a reproduction ratio of 1:1 which is life  size on the imaging sensor.

I love getting close in to animals like this and capturing the minute detail close up.

Bearded Dragon Close Up