Wow! What a capture! A lizard in Austria is was something unexpected for me. More than perfect focus and detais, wonderful colours and absolutely great approach. Thank for explaing your technique to get so near. It seem to be the same I used to capture my Tarentola mauritanica.
A really good capture mf.
TFS and best regards, José Miguel
- mirceax (6261)
- [2007-05-06 11:53]
A great capture with lovely colours and detail!
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-05-06 12:09]
I must say it's a surprise to me that you have such big and beautiful lizards near Vienna!! This is a truly fantastic close shot of this one, showing the bright colours and the texture of the skin in sharp detail. I like your composition too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla
- alby65 (143)
- [2007-05-06 12:09]
Favolosa,dettagli e colori stupendi,complimenti!!
- horia (16656)
- [2007-05-06 12:23]
What a splendid capture! It's truely amazing how beautiful this species can be, especially during their mating season.
You are very correct, it's quite a tricky thing to try and take some great lizard photos (without catching them) you must be really patient and close in on them very slowly. You did that great here and the result is an amazing portrait, with vibrant colors and remarkable details.
The ticks are also a great bonus, that pretty much demonstrate the fact that he is probably an old guy that's been through much in his life.
Very well done, my friend!
Bravo and TFS
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-05-06 12:24]
I have never equated lizards with Vienna! This is an amazing close-up. The colors are magnificent and the details are perfect. Absolutely wonderful.
Only one word can describe your work and my sincere
feelings and appreciation of this image in particular:
Loved the notes. Thank for sharing your techniques in detail. Am an older person with a great desire to learn
all the new technology. THANK YOU for showing me how you
did this one.
Best regards from Canada from Mario.
- Dan (18)
- [2007-05-06 12:30]
What a colors! Great details, excellent portrait of this lizard. Well done!
- batu (16383)
- [2007-05-06 12:36]
Guten Abend Peter,
ein wunderschönes Tier - ein wunderschönes Bild. Das Porträt dieses faszinierenden Tiers gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich denke es ist überflüssig mich über Schärfe, Farben, Licht und Bildgestaltung auszulassen: einfach perfekt.
Die Art konnte ich im Mittelmeerraum auch selbst beobachten - beeindruckend.
Schöne Grüße, Peter
Great capture of this impressive male Green Lizard, the detail being so fine that the parasitic ticks on the skin are clearly seen.
Excellent detail and colour of this head and neck portrait and it is nice to see the shot of nearly the whole lizard in the WS.
It would be interesting to know what chemical processes occur to produce the blue colouration during the breeding season. This blueness seems to occur in several species of lizard as well as some newts.
Thanks for sharing this one,
Best wishes, Ivan
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-05-06 12:53]
A huge close-up picture with sharp details and brilliant colours, Peter.
I have seen the full image too and it is just beautiful.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-05-06 12:57]
Hi, dear Peter.
Correct spelling in Russian is "Çåëåíàÿ ÿùåðèöà".
I don't know which from your two amazing pictures is better. Quality of your shots is the best. It is simply unreal. Rather sharpness, terrific colours and details amazes. POV is impressive at highest range too as well as the DOF (especially at WS). Note is great as usual for you. My best wishes and TFS.
P.S. I am very grateful to you for your attention and remarkable words of support. Thank you so much. my dear friend.
WOW. Du braucht wohl kein Lob von meiner Seite mehr für das wundervolle Portrait von L. viridis. Sogar das gezackte Halsband, typisch für Lacerta-Arten, ist da!
Aufgefallen ist mir eine Aehnlichkeit mit einem Portrait von L. schreiberi, gemacht von Filipe (firelord).
Vielen Dank und herzliche Grüsse
- anel (40574)
- [2007-05-06 14:28]
Das geht ja farbig zu in den Wiener Reben! In Erwartung einer Blume oder eines Schmetterlings, die Ueberraschung: ein wunderschönes Eidechsenportrait. Das Workshop-Foto gefällt mir auch sehr, wegen des Blickkontaktes. Was wird wohl als nächstes kommen?
- BG07 (48)
- [2007-05-06 16:11]
Много контрастна и много цветна. Даже мисля се вижда на нея ticks на гущер
- delic (898)
- [2007-05-06 17:34]
Truly amazing colors. So much detail... Exposure is spot-on, not blowing out the rock surface. Well done. Regards,
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-05-06 17:43]
Really cool shot of this blue green squamata, I very much like the composition. I really appreciate the approach technique as it is very useful to hear how others achieve that final capture. :)
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2007-05-06 17:56]
What a lovely dress
Beautyful compo with vivid colours
perfect sharpness showing fine details
Great POF and DOF
- septama (363)
- [2007-05-06 20:32]
this is the one of the fanciest lizard I ever seen, nice DOF enable us to observed the detail of its skin mosaic, I just curious something sticking in its skin, its a kind of parasite/flea or just a part of its body, really great capture and great notes
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-05-06 21:31]
Almost shocking colors and amazing detials in this wonderful closeup. Those ticks must be annoying if nothing else.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-05-07 1:58]
je ne pense pas que ce soit les meilleurs couleur pour le camoufflage mais en tout cas c'est un ravissement pour nous.
tous les points sont reunis pour une belle photo.
What a great lizard portrait! I really like beauty colours, very good DOF and POV. Details are so great that I can see even a few "additional" creatures on the photo - 3 Acari specimens on lizard's skin, including 1 in its ear.
By the way, in Polish this species is named: jaszczurka zielona what can be translated as green lizard.
My best congratulation because of great photo and have a nice evening!
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-05-07 3:54]
What amazing colors on this lizard, Peter.
That is something you expect to find in the depth of the rainforest, not in the vineyards of Europe.
Excellent focus and exposure resulting in some stunning details.
TFS. : )
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-05-07 7:16]
ich bin wieder mal am staunen was sich in Europa so alles rumtreibt ;-). Hatte keine Ahnung dass es solch schoene Reptilien bei euch in Oestereich gibt. Den hast du aber auch wirklich ganz toll erwischt, die Farben sind einfach klasse und das Licht bring die Details prime zur Geltung.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-05-07 8:50]
A beautiful shot Peter, I didn't realise that Europe had sucha colourful lizard.
Superb sharpness and excellent detail of teh scales. A first class shot.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-05-07 9:55]
What a beautiful lizard you present today, with such vivid colors!
Excellent close-up with magnificent sharpness and interesting details.
Very good note too.
Congratulations and TFS.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-05-07 10:54]
Those are so beautiful. It is almost one decade now that I don't see any.
Beautiful saturated colors.
Nice close portrait.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-05-07 22:08]
I had no idea such colorful lizards lived in western Europe. How exciting! Your patience paid off with a great capture. I like the workshop version too. Thanks for sharing both.
Evelynn : )
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-05-08 18:05]
Wow, what a powerful portrait. The details and the amazing colour set are simply bursting out from the screen. Even that beauty is not free of ticks. I see they are plague everywhere...
- Nilson (4423)
- [2007-05-09 19:26]
Uma foto muito bem capturada e nitides exelente belas cores em sua cabeça está de parabéns.
- loot (11276)
- [2007-05-13 8:01]
This one is worth a WOW. A spectacular capture of this amazingly beautiful lizard with its mating dress.
A perfect portrait composition with all the right proportions in the cropping. The colours on the reptile are stunning and the details are worth another WOW. The BG was well isolated to make the lizard and its rock stand out nicely in the photo and the exposure was perfectly controlled.
Thanks for the beautiful supplemental posting in the workshop. It looks like there are some tics sitting just above the lizards right shoulder and even in its ear so it seems like you got a two-species shot here. (Ok, then I read your notes and realised it is no secret...chuckle.)
Very well done and TFS.
Sorry i was very busy and not active on TN.I missed your beautiful captures.This one is amazing.I liked vivid colors,crisp clear details,POV and framing a lot.
A very impressive capture of this lizzard!
I like so much the sharpness and clear details got on that stunning and colourful skin.
You made a great presentation of excellent quality, thanks to the well balanced composition, and the seasoned way in wich exposure was handled.
Every time I see some of your pics taken with the H5, I question myself about the importance of a DSLR.
By the way, how is your experience with noise above the 100 ISO with the H5?
I was checking out the new H9 and very tempted by their 15x zoom.
Congrtulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- TheMystic (509)
- [2007-05-16 18:47]
Hello Peter: Beautiful observation and absolutely stunning colors! I love your attention to detail, which you caught very nicely here!
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-05-23 12:18]
Nice colours and details.
Such a beautiful and exotic lizard - do you have them in Austria?? Impressing and so is the professional photo!