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Tockay Viewing

Tockay Viewing
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Copyright: Guru Pawan (gurupawan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 61 N: 442] (1755)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-18
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-07 5:33
Viewed: 5477
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gekko gecko
Tokay Gecko
Some other names for this species:
Tokay, Tockay

These large and colorful geckos are plentiful in Bali and throughout southeast Asia, but you hear them much more often than you see them. They make the most fantastically unlizard-like sound whose transliteration resulted in both the word "gecko" and the word "Tokay". When you first hear it, you have to convince yourself that a lizard rather than a small child is making the sound.
These two were among a group of at least five that were munching on moths and such on the beams and roof of an open-air restaurant in Ubud. The one in the first picture still has the proportionally larger head of a youngster. The second one (which was waaaay up on the ceiling, completely upside-down) is a full-sized adult.

This pic was taken when we were having dinner in a ubud hotel , he had friend around him but he wasnt intrested to come out from behind the wooden door, this guy was hungry and tried to catch flying roachs but he wasnt able to do so even i waited for him to catch 1 for almost 45 min so had to leave without the action pic.

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To mlines: Hi murraygurupawan 1 02-26 11:02
To ramthakur: hi ramgurupawan 1 12-14 22:15
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hi pawan,
nice shot,
well composed, details of skin captured well,
well saturated colours,
tfs & regards

Cool gecko
Good POV and composition
Good use of flash
Good sharpness
Well done

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-07 7:53]

Hi Guru,
Beautiful colours for this gecko on a pink wall. Very good composition and point of view from behind.
Best regards

Very cute and colourful gecko, GP.
Your point of view captures the lizard very well.
My laptop monitor may be at fault, but I do see some effects of over-sharpening here.
TFS and take care.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-09 13:56]
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I like this image Pawan for the beauty of the reptile, very well depicted in contrast with the bottom where it was climbed.

I like it a lot: POV, DOF, sharpness, color, focus, background, framing.

I like it: composition, lighting, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

Good back out of focus with the shade effect on the same one.
Thank you for sharing... Ricardo

Hi Guru. I love this photo, and know exactly that feeling, when getting out of the swimming pool! Years ago reptiles were not such an attraction as they have become. This image has excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Good work. Murray.

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