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Rock Agama LP (for Loot)

Rock Agama LP (for Loot)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gems from India part 2, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3, Dedications at Trek Nature part Four, Nature with Canon EOS400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 3:18
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peninsular Rock Agama

Yesterday I was reading critiques from various members to various members. My eye fell at Loot's critique to Sumon Da's Post of Rock Agama. He mentioned there to see the full reptile. I thought of showing this one in a LP. It is not as beautiful as Sumon Da's work but still then I decided to post it as a dedication to Loot. Hope you will like.

To know more about this you can see THIS and also THIS .

Thanks a lot for viewing.

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-05-02 3:26]

Hello Sir,
The creature looks so terrifying as you have managed to click him in the right "I am waiting for you" kind of pose!

Hello Haraprasan,

An excellent shot of this lizard. I like very much the low POV and the pose of the animal. Very good sharpness and wonderful colours.

Hi Haraprasan
Great idea for the large post. Great shot. Good sharpness great vivid colors Nothing to critique ;-)

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-02 3:34]

Hey HP,
This is a very nice composition.I been thinking of looking this one up ever since i saw Loot' comments on Sumon's shot and also of Sumon's mention of your earlier posting.Hence this is an absolutley fitting contribution also to one of the best learned TNer like Loot who is an avid watcher for "limited edition" species and who also is constantly motivating several of us to delve deeper into the depths of nature.

A lovely horizontal composition with good details and colours.Wonder whether you had gotten to the ground for this one!The bokeh BG is interesting and the colour of your subject contrasts the environment so well.
TFS & Cheers

To be very objective, your image in LP is as good as Sumon's, HP. I have seen both works today and they are fresh in my mind. In fact, you have achieved greater balance in this large image and despite its size, the LP is as crisp as it would be in 800x.
I am sure Loot would be 'chuckling' with glee on seeing this image dedicated to him.
He is the most affable, funny and lively amongst all of us oldies.
Thanks for sharing this brilliant image and take care.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-02 3:59]

Hi Hara,beautifull choice of point of view,i think isn't easy to take a pic like that,perfect sharpness and colours,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-02 4:55]
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Hi Haraprasan

Wow, not only do I have the pleasure of getting my wish granted to see a full image, but I have the delight in seeing it in an incredibly done Large Version image as well. Then of course there is the added cherry on the cake to receive the privilege of the dedication which came with it. This is my lucky day my friend and I have to express my utmost and heartfelt appreciation for this wonderful gesture.

This presentation (and especially the large format posting) doesn’t have to stand back even a half a step for any other posting of this beautiful lizard. Just imagine, a week ago there was only 1 photo of a female of this species on the site and now suddenly we have 5. This just shows what a bit of a challenge and some friendly rivalry can do and after all, the entire Internet community benefits from this sharing. That's why I love this site and its wonderful members so much.

This is an awesome shot of the lovely Agama. The whole lizard lies parallel to the POV so the DOF worked perfectly and ensured excellent details throughout the complete range. From the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. The DOF also ensure that the full BG was well isolated and OOF thus all that the eye can see is the subject and the surface it was lying on so there was nothing else to distract or lead the eye away from the point of focus. The composition is fine with excellent positioning of the lizard and sufficient space left in front. The colour saturation was done at the appropriate levels and the exposure was spot-on making excellent use of the fill-in flash. I do not see any mention of a tripod, but if you shot this front the hand at 1/80 seconds, then it means you got a pretty steady hand and with a couple of years of studying medicine could perhaps qualify as a neurosurgeon.

Great work MF and TFS.
Best regards

Hello HP,
This LP version is excellent! You can not only see the whole lizard now, but it's rich with details perhaps missing from the prior posting..
Very well done,

A nice accomplishment. You seem to have thrown all but the creature OOF. This one is a step up from the last...and Loot..yes I should have dedicated my image to him today as well...perhaps tomorrow...Very nice HP! It is well framed and rightly noted.

Hello Haraprasan, Splendid shot of this wonderfull agamid lizard. TFS. Regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-02 9:47]

Hi Haraprasan,

It's wonderful to see the Rock Agama from head to tale. Great shot as he raises his head showing off his colors. Nice dedication to Loot.


Hi My friend, this is a perfect and splendid capture in all respects my friend! The LP version is amazing. I made it my desktop picture now. Superb capture and stunning composition. Great work indeed.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hello Haraprasan,

What a very well coposed shot!
Lovely details of his skin and colour.
He is certainly waiting for something. Only you might be able to tell us what that was!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your warm comments on 'Me and My Shadow'.

Hello Haraprasan,
Nicely done Rock agama. I like the full version most of the time. Discussing why is for another time I'm afraid:-).
Conclusion: you developed a good image; a nice portarait of this extraordinary animal.
Well done

Colorful fellow, this fine specimen of a male Rock Agama Haraprasan, and your beautiful capture is full of fine details my friend. I'm sure our friend Loot will love your nice dedication.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-02 14:26]

Very, very nice shot, Haraprasan!
The LP is exceptional!
Very sharp and full of detail.
Magnificent colours and great light to show them off.
Well composed and a decent POV.
Lovely dedication to Loot!
Well done!!


Hello Haraprasan,
this is very beautiful rock agamid with very nice colors. Your capture also very nice with focus, composition and colors. Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

Hi Haraprasan, splendid great version of this terrific creature with fantastic colors, wonderful details and perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-03 1:57]

Hello HP, it looks like you and Sumon are behind the chameleons. The image is just superb and class. Nice focus and good view. Ganesh

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-03 2:07]

Hi Haraprasan,
Very nice photo.Well caaught and composed.
Thanks for posting!

NAMASTAY my friend, Haraprasan,
Very MAJESTIC!!! Was it the right time at the right place??? Or are you "THE" best of the best of the artists???
Yes, the latter.
Kind regards,

Great crop...love how you emphasized the length of the creature here.
Good shot! :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-05 9:44]

Hi Haraprasan,
Outstanding shot of this Agama and the full view makes it look to huge and beautiful. Great idea to post it in LP version and a great dedication. Very sharp image with nice colouration. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Loot is an institution in himself, HP. And this is a lovely dedication to him, very befitting him.

Hi HP,
This is an amazing picture, the clarity in terms of details, colors and sharpness is very good. Looks like this guy was very well dressed to attract females of his kind!!

great agama, never saw this one before, TFS Ori

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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-06-17 23:10]

Namaste Haraprasan,
Very good composition, so clear and detail. Well done!
Best regards,

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