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Agama no 3

Agama no 3
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-08
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Masterpieces with Bridge or Compact cameras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-08 12:15
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Points: 12
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My third Agama Lizard posting – and what do they say about a third time lucky. (I hope)
There’s a saying in Afrikaans ”aanhouer wen” which means try and try again so I took an oath that I would keep on taking photo’s of the Agama’s until I got it right and I'm not saying this one is right but I think its better than the ones I've posted before.
Its Mopani Moth time in our area and every morning when I get to work there are quite a few Mopani Moths sitting against the glass doors. Yesterday I picked one up during lunch time and transported it to our little garden where I could take a photo with more natural surroundings. Unfortunately it did not like to be moved around and started flopping around so I gave up and sat down on the bench close by in the hope that it would calm down so I could take a photo. But it was not meant to be as suddenly this Agama Lizard came down from a tree with a speed and started chasing the poor moth and finally caught it. I was so shocked that I almost forgot to take some photos. Unfortunately it was a bit far from me and the quality of the photos were not good enough to post on TN. So today I went back out into the sweltering heat at lunch time in the hope of seeing the lizard again and to try and get a much better shot at him and was I lucky because it almost looked like he knew I was photographing him and he posed for me in quite a few positions not even far from where I stood. This one was one of the best so please enjoy and comments are welcome.

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Hallo my friend Natley
What a wonderful portrait you have here! The details captured of the Agama's scales is brilliant and seen with great clarity. I just love the chin in the air almost cheeky pose. I see it has a eye on you. The point of view from the side is just perfect showing the profile beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-08 14:00]

Bonjour Natley, very good picture, perfect focus and excellent sharpness too. Great saturation as I like. Congratulations, best regards, Didier.

WOW just look at the face on him! LOL this is great!

a really magnificent capture, tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-09 6:53]

Hi Natley,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful agama. Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Good blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Natley,
Another superb exposure with excellent focus. Fine detail of the scales of the Agama and a stunning OOF BG. Well done.

great sharp closeup, TFS Ori

Hi Natley,
Awesome shot!... I like a lot the laig and the reptil's details!
Well done!

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