Dragon is a mythical creature we find reference to in European, Persian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese mythology. I believe these kind of creatures once roamed the world, otherwise how can you explain almost 2/3 rd of the world's ancient mythology talking about them.
I found this fine wood carved dragon on the gate of a ancient Vishnu temple in the old Chini village in Himachal Pradesh. The wood carving is exquisite and sublime, but sadly there are very few artists left in India who can produce this kind of magnificent art work.
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aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-28 1:53
Ah! it is really fantastic!
Superb angle chosen ... as if the dragon is coming out of the hole.
And look at the eye! Excellent focus, colors and clarity.
I see you didn't find enough space to blur the background more.
Congratulations to you, Subho, ... and of course to the unknown artist who has created this beauty.
mirosu (13340) 2013-11-28 2:19
Excellent detail photo with very well balanced colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (23286) 2013-11-28 2:20
This is a subject that has always fascinated me, why do these creatures appear in cultures of the ancient world that never met. South American, Asia, Europe, even Celtic artwork is bedecked with these creatures. I watched a great TV show a while back which explored what would happen if a real dragon was found emtombed in ice, and they went through all the scientific processes to show where it lived, how it live, and its autopsy showed how it flew, breathed fire etc. Great show!
This is a beautiful artwork, the carving is very fine, especially with the level of fierceness that the artist has managed to imbue into the creature. I love the glass eyes, and your control over depth of field is absolutely perfect to show this in a perfect way.
Thanks for sharing
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-11-28 22:40
Very colorful presentation of the dragon.A wonderful colorfully image, excellent sharp and clear.Perfectly well done. Keep sharing.
Miguel82 (22865) 2013-12-23 5:10
I like your close up on that excellent artwork, very precise and superb result, your photo comment is well build, excellent resolution, pleasant colors, thanks, have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25599) 2013-12-24 1:18
hello, it is a nice artwork. The dragon face is nicely captured. Excellent depth and sharpness. Nicely composed with good colours...
Fis2 (84598) 2013-12-28 13:12
A very interesting details.
Good frame and colors.
I like colors, light and sharpness.
mcmtanyel (12473) 2014-01-31 12:05
Nice detail presented here. I like the use of selective focus and wish it were a bit stronger, otherwise the background would be virtually indistinct from the subject.