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Green Skin of Nagendra
1st PlaceGreen Skin of Nagendra
VitaminB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Skin (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Reptilia
Date: Feb 28, 2009
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2009

WOW.... I never thought this photo would do as well as it did. THANK YOU to everyone who voted/commented. This has been an incredible week for me... watching this climb from 6.4 last week, up to my first 7+ image.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

12:23 (im going to be tired tomorrow) edit:


I forgot to mention... GO SNOWMEN

Edit to respond to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sajjanj's comment

I wanted a unique title, so at first I was going to choose the name of a star in the constellation Draco but didnt see anything I liked. I eventually was able to find Nagendra in a search, and learned that Nagendra was sanskrit for "Lord of Snakes", and I thought it was perfect.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 150
Avg (all users): 7.0313
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 7.0800
Views since voting: 8980
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 224
Comments: 46
Favorites: 20 (view)


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12/09/2010 12:21:19 PM
The color and the water drops on its skin are fantastic. Love this photo.
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08/15/2010 09:30:26 PM
the colors are amazing. personally i think that everything is perfect! Great job!
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08/15/2010 08:41:47 PM
Great color and exposure. A worthy blue ribbon winner. Well done.
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03/13/2009 06:30:25 AM
"I wanted a unique title, so at first, I was going to choose the name of a star in the constellation Draco... but didnt see anything I liked. I eventually was able to find Nagendra in a search, and learned that Nagendra was sanskrit for "Lord of Snakes", and I thought it was perfect."

Yaa very apt name from indian context.

This word nagendra is made up of nag (snake) + indra (master of gods plus many things).

But god shiva is called god of snakes (if i am right).

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03/12/2009 06:53:43 PM
I am very pleased with the results you got at ISO 800!!! My D90 should be just as good, and I had no idea that I could get that good of a result at ISO 800, Sweet!!! (Go Snowmen!!!)
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03/12/2009 04:31:37 PM
Congratulation with a beautiful shot that fits the challenge perfectly. A well deserved win.
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03/12/2009 12:16:52 PM
I like the color tone. very good picture.
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03/12/2009 12:06:57 PM
Beautiful capture, Brad! Congrats on your first place win!!
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03/11/2009 09:37:33 PM
Awesome shot! I love the DOF, and the colors. Good Job!!!
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03/11/2009 03:50:39 PM
Very nice shot ... great detail and color!! You are on a role man, keep up the excellent work. Cheers, Dion.
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03/11/2009 02:42:47 PM
Excellent shot, congrats
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03/11/2009 01:42:25 PM
Originally posted by ho0joker:

did you take this at the San Diego Zoo??


I wish, I am in cold Canada right now, and the San Diego Zoo is much better than the Toronto Zoo. There is a reptile zoo north of Toronto called Reptilia, I grabbed it there.
03/11/2009 01:34:23 PM
did you take this at the San Diego Zoo??
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03/11/2009 11:07:02 AM
Congrats on the blue! Nice symmetrical layout (I'm sure you didn't direct the subject). Nice DOF and framing. I work with two Nagendras, but I didn't know what it meant.
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03/11/2009 09:38:10 AM
Terrific image, Brad! Congrats on the blue!
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03/11/2009 09:30:18 AM
I have a phobia of snakes, so this coming up on my front page every time is not fun. But I have to admit its an awesome photo. Congrats!
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03/11/2009 09:26:05 AM
Wow! Stunning shot, congrats on your blue ribbon!
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03/11/2009 07:52:03 AM
Vitamin BLUE!! Sweet. Your team must love you!
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03/11/2009 07:42:51 AM
Big congrats! Awesome!
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03/11/2009 06:35:08 AM
I knew this was gonna rock when I first saw it. CONGRATS on the blue and an awesome score!!!
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03/11/2009 06:34:36 AM
well done,congratulations
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03/11/2009 04:00:50 AM
Dont know why you thought this wouldn`t fair well. The colour, composition and texture are all bang on.. great work & well done on your 2nd ribbon.
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03/11/2009 03:17:02 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! What made you chose that title? How did you know Nagendra means snake? Just curious. :)
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03/11/2009 02:31:29 AM
WOW, this is incredibly well lit and beautiful. The colors, replication of scale by the water drops, superbly done!
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03/11/2009 02:14:58 AM
Good on ya buddy!
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03/11/2009 01:37:26 AM
Don't like snakes normally:-( but this got a 10 from me.
Great shot,well done and congrats on a blue ribbon:-)
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03/11/2009 01:35:38 AM
That's a scary looking snake...I'll stick to owning lizards..lol...Congrats on the Blue!
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03/11/2009 01:17:57 AM
Congratulations on the blue with this gorgeous green image!
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03/11/2009 01:02:06 AM
Gorgeous image. My favorite part is that water droplet on the head. Congrats on a very well deserved blue ribbon.
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03/11/2009 12:35:24 AM
Great image. Nice job. Congratulations!!
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03/11/2009 12:22:16 AM
Wow. Way to go Brad!

Congrats. A well deserved ribbon. :) Go Snowmen!!
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03/11/2009 12:04:41 AM
Big congratulations on the beautiful blue -- love the green and the DOF.
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03/11/2009 12:02:59 AM
Nicely done and congrats on the blue!
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03/11/2009 12:02:40 AM
Nice Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2009 07:59:53 PM
Nice shot - well done.
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03/10/2009 02:54:13 PM
Beautiful capture, but I'm moving back from my cpu as I write this!
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03/10/2009 07:04:07 AM
My top pick for the challenge. I'll be stunned if this doesn't get the blue. Superb sharpness and contrast.
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03/07/2009 07:10:27 PM
Very green without over saturating, very nice.
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03/05/2009 04:36:05 PM
great color - it is amazing how they drape their bodies like that
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03/05/2009 12:17:56 PM
What a cool snake, and very symetrical... I like the water drops.
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03/04/2009 06:22:43 PM
Reptiles have great skin. Love the positioning and the beads of water on his scales
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03/04/2009 05:44:09 PM
Wow love the details - it makes a great poster
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03/04/2009 04:52:36 PM
The symmetry, colors, and depth of field really make this shot for me.
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03/04/2009 08:52:26 AM
Very cool texture, and well lit. It would be better if the snake was fully in focus, smaller aperture maybe?
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03/04/2009 12:46:32 AM
Great lighting and color. I like the water drops.
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03/04/2009 12:11:38 AM
cool
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