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Courting costume

Its courting time. The male sashays up a tree, changes his colour quickly to this, balloons out his throat pouch and proceeds to serenade the ladies...how could they resist...

Shot mid-morning in the 3rd floor recreation garden of my Bangkok inner-city apartment complex. In 15 minutes I encounter 3 males, plus 1 young female who gave me the impression she wasn't quite of an age to understand what all the fuss was about.

Nature's staggering beauty is often in view in this place.

Courting costume

Its courting time. The male sashays up a tree, changes his colour quickly to this, balloons out his throat pouch and proceeds to serenade the ladies...how could they resist...

Shot mid-morning in the 3rd floor recreation garden of my Bangkok inner-city apartment complex. In 15 minutes I encounter 3 males, plus 1 young female who gave me the impression she wasn't quite of an age to understand what all the fuss was about.

Nature's staggering beauty is often in view in this place.

comments (22)

  • alex
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2009, 04:27
i love this shot, ray, great color, tack sharp, good DOF. good job!
Ray: You are very generous, Alex.
really nice mate...
Cheers
Rob
Ray: Thanks, Rob...right lens on the camera for a pleasant change.
I'm liking Lizards even more now, great shot.
Ray: I have become very admiring of lizards of late. This character certainly helped.
Staggering beauty is spot on Ray. What wonderful colours
Ray: He is a pretty boy, for sure, Bill.
Oh what a blue beauty we have here. He looks so calm while you're taking the pic smile cute
Ray: He was a little nervous about my closeness, Delia, but had other things on his mind so let me take a few shots before retreating.
great shot - wonderful colour, composition, and focus
Ray: I am pleased you think so, Harry.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2009, 10:57
Superb work m8, that colour is amazing
Ray: Thanks, Zed. It is that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Apr 2009, 11:40
What girl could refuse a hansome chap like this Ray!
Ray: Hmmm!
I could get some body paint and try this tactic...
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2009, 11:50
So crisp colourful image
Ray: Worked hard on getting this shot crisp, Vintage.
Absolutly woderful Ray. The colour shades are superb!
Ray: He is a beauty, for sure, Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Apr 2009, 13:17
Wonderful introduction- and wonderful that you did capture this moments! We can only admire the richness, beauty, and efficiency of nature!
I have the impression that rather the female human beings than the male guys now like to buy and to put on a new colourful dress... since spring sprung!
Ray: Some of my gender buy a new neck-tie at this time, Philine. [grin]
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2009, 18:28
Picture perfect
Ray: Thanks for your very generous remark, Louis.
blimey, how unreal is that shot Ray, superb fellasmile
Ray: You are very kind, Tim.
Beautiful colours and detail Ray, a magnificent capture.
Ray: Thanks, Brian. He is a superb animal.
I'm no lady, but I don't think I could resist a serenade of this guy ;-)
Great shot!
Ray: [grin]
He has a great song to go with his fancy dress.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2009, 23:29
Love the detail and color, Ray.
Ray: I am delighted that you like this one, Jennie.
Wow, I like it.
Ray: Thank you, Stefania.
Me too!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 17 Apr 2009, 20:11
he is a beaut and the sharpness of your eye and lens is always a pleasure..
Ray: I tried very hard to get this image crisp, Kathryn...seemed to me any less would not be treating this extraordinary character with respect.
IMPRESIONANTE. Bravo!
Ray: Thank you for your encouragement, Emillamola.
A likey !!
Ray: Very generous of you, Zebigleb.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2009, 00:23
cracker. mal
Ray: I am pleased to get your reaction, Mal.

It is a strange beautiful animal, and I was chuffed to get this shot.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2009, 00:24
ps, stick that on 1x. mal

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shutterspeed 1/320s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 100.0mm
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