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Sunbathing Lizard

Sunbathing Lizard
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-23
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax K 28/3.5
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-15 15:04
Viewed: 5317
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes....it's a lizard........

I wish I could tell you loads of interesting stuff about this little dragon. Unfortunately my knowledge is limited by the fact that it's a very shy creature.

During my last stay in Thailand, I had a nice bungalow in the middle of a garden. In a stroll of a mre 300 meters, you would at least see 10 of them bathing in the sun on top of the vegetation.
For those who know my macro work, one would expect this to be another macro image..NOT! I couldn't get close to them so I mounted a 1.7x teleconverter to my 80-200/2.8 zoom and had to use this approach.

The image is handheld, maximum zoom length.
ISO: 400
A: F7.1
No exposure compensation

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  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-15 15:11]

Hi Mike,
Excellent shot!
Sharp and colourful image, great details,
nice framing.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Mike,
wow, this is wonderful, I love the colours and the perfect sharpness.
This lizard throws a sceptic glance at you - I like that, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Superb composition and colors here. The red and green combination is so good. The DOF appears to have missed the eyes a bit though. Thanks for sharing!

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-12-15 16:12]

nice shot of this little guy Mike, The composition is great. The colors of the flower is good. the picture is shapr, maybe for hte head of the lezard. it is just my opinion. Well done

Nice shot Mike,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-15 19:12]

Belle composition, les couleurs sont extra et l'éclairage parfait.Par contre, je crois que le focus est mal dirigé la tête est un peu flou à mon avis.

Félicitations et merci!

Excellent colors and pose with eye contact Mike. Very good detail and a great job getting this one handheld with the tele & zoom. Well done!

Hi Mike,
Looks like you did an excellent job to me. The colors are very saturated and beautiful. Detail is very sharp. I would say it could use more DOF, but still looks excellent. I love the green OOF backround.

Superb shot Mike,
The contrast between the background, the subject and the red flowers is great. Focus is perfect, composition is excellent.
Very good work !!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-16 2:15]

Hello Mike!
Magnificent capture.Colors,contrast,POV,DOF you managed,details,fram,ng and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-16 5:04]

Hello Mike,
Amazing shot and wonderful colours! Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, well done

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-16 16:38]

Hi Mike, prachtige compositie, met name het rood van de bloemen zijn de finesse. Leuk de informatie over foto. Goed weekend groetjes Reina

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-12-17 4:32]

superbe! excellent composition and color contrast between red and green background! very well presentation! tfs

Excellent shot Mike, great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Hi Mike

Wow.... this is a great piece of work. Nicely composed, good use of light, lovely depth of colour with clear, sharp detail. Well done. TFS.

Your POV is great here.
Nice clear and detailed shot.
Compo, BG and framing are quite nice too.

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