Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Bearded Dragon” by Lorenzo Cassina

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Lorenzo Cassina is a crystal clear portrait of a bearded dragon that offers the viewer a close-up look at each and every scale.

“Pogona is a reptile often known as bearded dragon referring to the ‘beard’ in the underside of the throat turning black when stressed or seeing potential rivals. They are adept climbers spending time on branches and bushes near human habitation found throughout much of Australia deserts. Photographed at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida,” writes Cassina.

This image was captured with a Nikon D80, a Sigma 70-300mm lens and a 20mm extension tube at 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 320.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.

Lorenzo Cassina's picture

Thank you Shutterbug Magazine and the Editors for selecting my picture "Bearded Dragon" as Photo of the Day. Much appreciated! Lorenzo