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Jurassic Age?

Jurassic Age?
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 2, In Tandem With My Muses: Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 0:44
Viewed: 3425
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Garden Lizard

There are so many garden lizards in our complex garden I just can't resist having a go at them with my camera from time to time. They are least afraid of the human presence and allow close-up shots without batting an eyelid!
Here is one I shot on the 1st of August.
Reminds me of Jurassic Age, hence the caption.

Garden lizards are so common I feel there is no point writing a note on it.
Anyway, anyone wanting to know more about them may please have a look at my notes with previous pictures of this reptile.

TFL and bye.

Argus, red45, fartash, jcoowanitwong, Silke, eqshannon, uleko, XOTAELE, MMM, pablominto, anel, haraprasan, Silvio2006 has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-09 0:59]

Hello Ram,
Seems like you have a bit of a Jurassic Park in your residential area!
And if we disregard the size of this lizard this could well be one of the dinosaur inhabitants! You captured the head of this Garden Lizard razor sharp in a fine pose and excellent composition against a good bokeh.
Well done, TFS and best regards, Ivan

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-09-09 1:58]

Hello Ram!

I like it very much. Most shots of reptiles are brownish and this one is pretty green. I like pose and face of lizard, composition and of course colours. Different shades of green on reptile's scales look great!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-09 2:59]

Hi Ram

Greetings from Singapore - I am on my way to Papua New Guinea.

Great POV here - as you saw it looks primeval! The detail and colours are great too.

Best wishes


Hello Ram
Excellent shot of this Garden Lizard,
Perfect details,DOF and lighting,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Ram,
Sharp and nice colors. I like the blurred surrounding. Your garden lizard stands out. Very well done.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-09 5:53]

The caption works very well indeed -- this fellow looks like he is Lord of the Garden!
Great colours and details, outstanding composition

Jurassic age eh? I think I had one course which dealt with it...and of course one fantasy movie...which always made me wonder when I went to the outhouse!

They must not be too afraid of humans that you can picture them as often as folks from India do. Yet no matter how many I see, each one is almost as new to me. And this one looks as if it is somewhat pretentious in its stance. Sharp and clear. A regal portrait.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-09 7:59]

Hello Ram, great shot of this Lizard. Great eye contact, very sharp on the head. Great colors and background, thanks !


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-09 8:02]

Hello Ram,
I'm amazed at the amount of wildlife in your urban garden!! This is a great close-up of this lizard with sharp focus on its eye and showing sharp details and natural colour. I like the way it is isolated in a blurr!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Fabulosa macro con unos muy buenos detalles y acertado encuadre.
Un cordial saludo amigo, JL.

Excellent capture .

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-09 11:43]

Hi Ram
Nice portrait of that lizard.Sharp image with great colors.
TFS Michel

Hello Ram,
Lovely details in this fine portrait!
Wonderful colours and the fine definition gives pin sharp details in the focal area...
I like the framing and the narrow DOF enhancing the head!
Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-09 23:32]

Hello Ram,
What an amazing look this lizard has! It seems like it would look down on us. Excellent composition with the focus on the head and the slightly soft parts around the animal. An excellent picture.
Best regards

Hi Mr. Ram,
A lovely capture of this lizard it looks young and the BG effect is excellent. Nice detailed and fine composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-10 2:16]

sir, Very nice shot and razor sharp in the facial side but slight OOF below the facial. The sharpness is superb with the eye catch. Thanks for sharing. Ganesh smiely tomorrow

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-10 5:30]

Hello Ram,
a nice capture of this Garden Lizard.
Sharp and detailed with nice colours.
Great BG.
Well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-10 5:37]

Hi Ram,
An apt title for this fabulous shot with immaculate sharpness on its scales and neat focus on its eyes. The lighting and BG looks superb and lets it stand out perfectly. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Ram, beautiful lizard like jurassic monster, great portrait with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Good picture with nice colors and great sharpness.It really looks like a dinosaur.....hehe-

hI Ram
Great shot
the timing is very good good colours focus is exellent
very well done

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