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Australian Dragon Boat Championships - part 6

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 24 September 2011 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Enter the Dragon! Its proud head fits on the prow of the boats.

A shining symbol of the sport's origins in Chinese folklore and legend.

You are with my series on dragon boat racing on Lake Burley Griffin.

NIKON D5000 1/4000 second F/2.8 ISO 100 90 mm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice focus and contrast
well done

24 Sep 2011 6:30am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

24 Sep 2011 6:46am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The dragon looks as though it has been "chasing the dragon" a bit too much!

24 Sep 2011 7:25am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Great DoF shot!
I love the film, Enter the Dragon. :)

24 Sep 2011 7:52am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The dragon resting? A good portrait in repose and full of color and life ... A hug, Adela

24 Sep 2011 8:12am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Very well done !

24 Sep 2011 8:47am

philippe from moselle, France

la défaite du dragon !!!

24 Sep 2011 8:58am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They carry spare front ends just like F1?

24 Sep 2011 9:23am

BBM from United Kingdom

Great capture and focus!!

24 Sep 2011 9:29am

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

Very well done !

24 Sep 2011 12:52pm

Florence from Paris, France

Has been killed by a prince... ? :-)

24 Sep 2011 1:09pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

they look like toy figures - great details

24 Sep 2011 1:29pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love this image - very unique perspective!

24 Sep 2011 2:48pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Very nice shot!

24 Sep 2011 3:07pm

marci from in, Morocco

in this position, certainly that tongue should be hanging down, right? ;-)

24 Sep 2011 3:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous image quality. The dragon is wonderful.

24 Sep 2011 3:19pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent DOF control in this shot Stephen! Well done! ;-)

24 Sep 2011 3:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle belles dents, sueprbe la bouche grande ouvert, géànaiel compo et iamge

24 Sep 2011 3:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this unusual macro shot

24 Sep 2011 4:58pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Overwhelmed and defeated the dragon! Et .. forgotten! Well done!

24 Sep 2011 5:17pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great image. Beautiful colours and light. Love this series. Excellent. Have a great weekend, Stephen. :)

24 Sep 2011 5:39pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe 5*****, le dragon après l'effort

24 Sep 2011 8:08pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh no - exhausted after the race.

24 Sep 2011 8:46pm


f/2.8 has given such a perfect shallow depth of focus for this frame, Stephen. Really excellent detail captured and great tones and hues along with super quality.... Well, it's a Nikon, what more can I say... ha ha.

Great shot.

25 Sep 2011 8:12am

@DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES: Thanks, Paul. I used my Tamron 90mm macro lens for this shot - a great lens with the D5000.

tataray from france, France

Il a terminé sa course... un peu de repos !...
Impressionnant .... Lol..))

25 Sep 2011 8:32am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I like this! It has a warm glow, yet those teeth and that sinister eye...oohh...good one, stephen!

25 Sep 2011 8:56am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Interesting how they do, here the whole boat is designed as one piece. Have to take a few shots

25 Sep 2011 9:17am

Jani from Sweden

beautiful capture, i like the soft feeling very much.

25 Sep 2011 9:28am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist Wunderbar im Licht und in den Farben.

25 Sep 2011 9:35am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh it's finally the time for the Dragon to take a "rest"!:-) Beautiful light, tone and rendering! Have a great Sunday Stephen!

25 Sep 2011 1:34pm

franz from Baden, Austria

perfect compo, superb colours! i do like this series ...

25 Sep 2011 3:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love the dragons!

25 Sep 2011 3:49pm

Landy from Miami, United States

se acabo la fiesta , un saludo

25 Sep 2011 5:15pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I just went to the beginning and enjoyed this vibrant series in its entirety (and also the shots you took with Peter.) This shot is no exception...clear vibrant and expressive. :-)

25 Sep 2011 7:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine selective focus

25 Sep 2011 7:40pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

doesn't look so fierce now...

25 Sep 2011 8:15pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful shot of this dragon's head Stephen - the colors are superb!

25 Sep 2011 8:44pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Nice shot with excellent POV! I like the tones too.

25 Sep 2011 9:34pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wonderful image, great colour!

25 Sep 2011 10:38pm

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Le repos du guerrier... bien vu !

26 Sep 2011 2:20am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I looks rather alive. Or dead. Depending on your world view. Gorgeous light and colors!

26 Sep 2011 2:50am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Interesting angle!

26 Sep 2011 8:05am

Z from Shanghai, China

Terrific light on the golden surface....great effects!

26 Sep 2011 8:13am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent POV and wonderful colors. The reflections make for a magic glow.

26 Sep 2011 7:49pm

1/4000 second
ISO 100
90 mm