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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/45 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-13 11:05
Viewed: 3405
Points: 1
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A picture of a tree lizard taken in my backyard. It took some time for me to spot the lizard on a tree bark. I took this picture with 18-55mm stock lens supplied with Pentax digital SLR. I like the way even the eyes are made to look the same color as the rest of the body.

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To goutham_ramesh: Thankssmurali 1 11-13 13:11
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  • PhilC Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
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Murali - an interesting point of view of this well camouflaged reptile and the out of focus background is a good way to show it off. Unfortunately I am not sure what has happened to your focus because it is very blurred. This could be one of three things. The focus point was not on the animal, it may have been centre weighted and off in infinity, or it may be you were too close for the lens to focus properly. The final option is camera shake but I don't think that is the problem here. Have a look at the manual that comes with the camera body and work out how to select an off centre focus point. If you had done that then I suspect you were too close for the lens. Good luck and keep practising - it'll all be worth it when you get a shot like this that is perfectly focused. Regards Phil.

Hi Murali,
I totally agree with Phil, the idea behind the picture is excellent, but the focus is not all that good. since you shoot digital its always better to shoot some record shots and preview the picture on LCD before making adjustments/moving off

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