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Bearded Dragons in B & W

Bearded Dragon - female1B&W


Bearded Dragon - female 2 B&W


Bearded Dragon - female 3 B&W



Bearded Dragon - female 4 B&W


Some shots of our two bearded dragons.  The first four shots are of the female. The following are shots of the male.




Bearded Dragon - male 1 B&W



Bearded Dragon - male 2 B&W


Bearded Dragon - male 3 B&W


Bearded Dragon - male 4 B&W


These images were inspired by George Weaver’s post  of her young bearded dragon Lucy. George’s B&W rendition of Lucy was quite striking and I had promised her I would try a few  of my own.


16 responses

  1. Wow, these are great shots! The dragons have very pretty patterns, too. I love the male’s attitude! Chuckle… They’re wonderful, Joseph. Thank you for posting them!

    July 31, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    • elmediat

      Most welcome George. 🙂

      I will post some colour shots later to show the difference between male and female coloration. The size and subtle shape differences stand out a bit more.

      July 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  2. wonderful lizards, wonderful photographs

    July 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much Belinda. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

      July 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  3. They are fascinating. I had to smile, because as soon as I saw your images, I thought of George’s Lucy. You’ve managed to capture a majestic quality in these two.

    July 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. So glad you enjoyed this series. 🙂

      July 31, 2014 at 10:05 pm

  4. Oh, I meant to say that the first photo made me smile. That expression is priceless. Condescending little lady, she is! They do have the funniest expressions sometimes!

    July 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    • elmediat

      So true. 🙂 The behaviour is actually very bird like. The tilt of the head when it is watching, the shift from stillness to rapid movement, very bird-like gestures. Considering that the experts are now revising their interpretations of the dinosaur fossil evidence – they all had feathers or downy like covering ( dinosaurs not the experts) , it shouldn’t be surprising. 😀

      BTW I think I have convinced Liz to start a blog to feature her pets, flowers and art.

      July 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      • I notice the similarity in movement and expression too. I hope Liz will start a blog about the critters and the art too! 🙂

        July 31, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  5. I love the photos and the subject. How can you tell the difference between the male and female?

    August 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    • elmediat

      When they are younger, it is a guess. 😀 That is why George’s Lucy is a he ( Transgender Texan Bearded Dragon ). Once they are older, it is the size, coloration and a variation in shape. My wife prefers the colour photos because you get to see the coloration and shades of sand brown,

      Will be posting colour shots in a couple of days.

      August 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

  6. Your dragons are pretty impressive. The black and white does seem to suit them, but the sepia changes everything. Wonderful!

    August 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks ! 🙂
      The soft brown tones come closer to their natural colours, so there is a better sense of shades and balance in the skin patterns.

      August 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  7. Very happy beardies! So wonderful to see, keep up the good work! xx ❤

    August 13, 2014 at 8:38 am

    • elmediat

      Most appreciated. Thanks for dropping by & commenting.

      August 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  8. Reblogged this on kanski Zoo.

    April 14, 2018 at 9:15 pm

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