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Tame Dragon

Posted by
DaveB (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 11 April 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

This is one of the gargoyles on the side of the Scott Monument. Not sure if he / she's meant to be a dragon, a griffin or a phoenix, but I liked the dichotomy here (It's my word of the week!)

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 300 mm

As always, comments are welcome, particularly those offering feedback and criticism on my images! (It's the only way I'll learn!) :)

e. from New York, NY, United States

Beautiful capture. :) I like how the birds seem to be waiting for something.

11 Apr 2008 8:26am

@e.: Thanks e.

Peter Miller from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Its not often a dragon gets crapped on

11 Apr 2008 12:19pm

@Peter Miller: True Peter, Seagulls have no fear when they're that high!

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Very well spotted Dave, great picture.

11 Apr 2008 4:29pm

@Observing: Thanks Observing

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Really great capture! Love how you got all the detail in the gargoyle! The seagulla are posing beautifully as well! :-)

11 Apr 2008 8:11pm

@Anne: Thanks Anne

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great composition, and the detail of the gargoyle is marvelous.

11 Apr 2008 8:29pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

The title is almost an oxymoron, too. Love the capture, Dave!! Really a wonderful capture.

12 Apr 2008 2:06am

@amy: Thanks Amy

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

Cool composition and close up shot. I also like the details of thoes.

12 Apr 2008 5:39am

@pLusOne: Thanks pLusOne

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
300 mm

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