Did you send some March photos to join the Panoramio Contest? I would like vote for you.
Yes, there were some submitted, quite accidentally really. I saw this message to submit, and I thought one of my friends must have nominated them and I was agreeing to their nomination. Then I discovered it was only a general invitation from Panoramio. Anyway that's how it happened and there a couple of unusual images submitted from my folio, but evidently some people like them anyway.
I think these 5 are the ones that were submitted, Jeff. I am really appreciative and honoured that you would not only vote but ask for my nominations. Thank you so much, Ian
Peace paints in pastel
Glasses at opera house reflect harbour bridge
Sydney from Circular Quay
NO, is it possible, **Ian*, DRAGONS still exist ? Cheers Annick
I haved selected three photos that I love from your submission for the contest on March. I am happy and honour to do so, because they are really good.
Dear Annick and Jeff,
Just close your eyes, Annick, and it will go away! They are harmless to humans, though I wouldn't want to have a fight with one. Big enough to eat a whole duck, in tact! though they look pretty pregnant afterwards.
I always enjoy seeing one when I am out. They like picnic grounds for there is always some leftovers around, and the oil from a barbecue plate that runs to the ground smells pretty tasty to them!
By the way he has a forked tongue! I'll show you in a later upload, but I thought one picture was enough for now. I have friends like Annick who are very friendly and I do not want to frighten them away.
And Jeff, thanks for your support and encouragement..thanks very much.
Wonderful goanna, Yan, interestig story and good possibility to know more about exotic for us animals!
Best wishes. Eva
He(she) is a beautiful specimen!Gorgeous portrait Ian ! My best greetings, Tamás
Dear Eva and Tamás,
Some bystanders thought I was either brave or stupid to get that close to a goanna. And I did for my panoramio friends!! I am glad you appreciate him or her. I have no idea how to tell the sex of a goanna!
Thanks and greetings,
Wonderful shot Ian and nice to meet a goanna for the first time. Greetings Luud
I was being a little brave, Luud.
This fellow is semi-domesticated, as semi-domesticated as a goanna can be, but it wouldn't be wise to challenge him for they usually win their fights with snakes and dogs! And they do have forked-tongues!
Actually, I have seen them quite often in the wild, usually going up a tree, for that is where they make their sanctuary.
Thanks Luud for the visit and affirmation.
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