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In a spruce tree...

In a spruce tree...
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-22
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-25 6:18
Viewed: 3307
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I never see a lizard in a spruce tree before, for that is something new for me!
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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-25 6:36]

Buna Horia,
O fotografie splendida, este un fenomen obisnuit pentru sopirle sa se urce in copaci, asta am observat mai frecvent in muntii, cind vrei sa culegi niste fructe aplecandu-te, ridici ochii direct in ochii unei sopirle, este un moment straniu- iesit din comun, numai ca rareori am reusit sa fac o fotografie. Cred ca este Lacerta vivipara.Numai bine!

Ciao Horia. Wonderful bath of light for the sinouose lizard in razor details and perfect sharp. Nice compo MF!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-25 6:48]

Hi Horia
Nice closed up,I like that vertical pov.Sharp image with excellent detail.Good eye contact to,
TFS Michel

What a beautiful Lizard, Horia!
Look at those lovely patterns on its back and that innocent look in the clear eye.
I think I have seen this species for the first time.
A great shot and thanks for sharing it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-25 6:55]

Hello Horia,
A great photo of this lizard with impressive eye-contact. Very beautiful light and colours. The details are very sharp. Good DOF and composition.

Hello Horia,

a very nice close up from this Lizard with good details and pov.
Good use of light.
Fine colours.


Hola Horia

Pues no debe ser de extrañar, que el lagardo este en el abeto, por cuando hay hambre se busca la comida en cualquier sitio, y estos animales pueden subir a cualquier arbol. Perfecta imagen, colores y nitidez. Felicidades.

Un saludo de Antonio

hello Horia
very good shot with beautiful colours and good sharpness
great details and nice pose
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-25 8:32]

Hi Horia,not easy to take a lizard,especially in the full light of sun.This is the best way to capture the colors so warm,excellent composition and sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.

Hi Horia,
A nice capture of this beautiful lizard. Excellent composition with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Horia,
a superb portrait of this lizard, outstanding sharpness, fantastic colours and lighting,
a nice close composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-25 13:24]

Hello Horia.
Wonderful close up.Eye contact,lighting and details are great.I like reptiles very much and yours looks great. Very detailed, with perfect sunlight and pose.Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-25 16:01]

Hi Horia,

I have never seen a lizard in any tree! He is a beauty too. I love how he is looking at you looking at him. He may not have seen a camera before. The face and skin are marvelous with glowing colors and fine details. The pose, setting and composition are superb.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-25 19:49]

Outstanding image Horia!!
You can't improve on this shot, everything is of top quality. The lizard is shown nicely with exceptional detail and beautiful saturated colors. Super work!!!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-25 21:44]

Dear Horia!

Your series about butterflies is impressive and of very high quality. Now you have switched to another species, but the quality has remained. Your picture simply is beautiful, and I particularly appreciate the pose of the lizard and the superb colours as well as the lighting.

Kind regards


Buna Horia,

Awesome post of a Zootoca vivipara (Viviparous Lizard) while climbing in a lovely pose. Great eye contact!
TFS and have a nice day MF!


A beautiful and perfect image of a chestnut horse with a really angry look. Best regards Paolo

Buna Horia
what a lovely capture of lizard on a spruce tree. scale details great. you greatly catch eyes contact. great composition and focus. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hello Horia
anche a me è capitato di fotografare sporadicamente qualche piccola lucertola, ma non ho mai avuto la possibilità di avere un tale faccia a faccia. Ottima la messa a fuoco e la gestione della luce.

Good morning Horia,

This is a lovely study of a lizard, very fine details, and with excellent lighting. He is quite well camouflaged against the bark of the spruce, and less than sharp-eyed people might have missed him.

I like the way he is studying you - just think, for a few moments in time, your image was on his retina.

Greetings, Amelia

Buna Horia
Trebuie sa recunosc ca nu prea am vazut o asemenea soparla, lumina este perfecta ca si detalile, o captura foarte reusita. Mult succes incontinuare si un weekend placut.


hello Horia

great shot of this lizard in the spruce tree, i think also for me
it is a first time i see a lizard in the spruce tree, fine POV,
superb focus great sharpness and details, very beautiful
luminosity and colour tones, and a wonderful eye-contact,



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