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The Yellow Monitor

The Yellow Monitor
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Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 792] (5820)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-18
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Cannon 40D, Canon 400mm L 5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-19 11:05
Viewed: 2288
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yellow Monitor, Varanus flavescens, is a species of Monitor lizard found in Asia.Varanus flavescens has subcorneal teeth, scarcely compressed. Its snout is short and convex, measuring a little less than the distance from the anterior border of the orbit to the anterior border of the ear; canthus rostralis distinct. Its nostril an oblique slit, a little nearer to the end of the snout than to the orbit. Digits short, the length of the fourth toe, measured from its articulation with the tarsus to the base of the claw, not exceeding the length of the femur. The tail of the Yellow Monitor feebly compressed, keeled above. Scales of head small, subequal; the median series of supraocular scales slightly dilated transversely. Scales on upper surfaces moderate, oval, keeled. Abdominal scales smooth, in 65 to 75 transverse rows. Caudal scales keeled; the caudal keel with a very low, doubly toothed crest. Olive or yellowish brown above, with irregular darker markings which are generally confluent into broad cross bars; a blackish temporal streak; lower surfaces yellowish, with rather indistinct brown cross bars, which are most distinct on the throat. Young dark brown above, with yellow spots confluent into crossbars; lower surface yellow, with dark brown cross bars.[1] From snout to vent 1 foot 3 inches; tail 1 foot 8 inches.

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2011-06-19 11:36]

Wow, what a great moment you've captured here!!!
Beautiful and natural brown colours!


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-06-19 11:41]

Hello Zahoor :)

These two warany, next very showy composition present themselves magnificently.
The fantastic next scene...you can see from this here the fight,
and the next splendid realization.

Friendly greetings.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-19 14:21]

A great moment of these monitors along with your previous shot of these two. Very good sharpness and detail ina natrual setting.
A supurb nature image!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2011-06-19 15:02]

Good timing!! Very nice detail and colors. A very interesting note. TFS

Is they are fighting? or making love? good timing and composition. great sharpness also.

Nossa... Conseguiu capturar no momento certo esta belíssima oportunidade... Gostaria muito de ter sido a pessoa a qual tirou a fotografia... Parabéns!!!

Hallo Z
Excellent shot. great details and composiiton.
Numai bine

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2011-06-19 23:21]

nice momentary shot
good work well done
nice to see

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-06-20 14:21]

Another great shot Zahoor. Love the pose in this post. Beuatiful color, sharp detail and a nice job! TFS, Lori

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