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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-14
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Australian Reptiles and Frogs, Reptiles - Skinks 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-29 2:19
Viewed: 3471
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year to everyone on TN. A bit early, but I am away visiting my daughters.

Today's posting is a White’s Skink (Egernia whitii) is a robust medium sized skink with a snout-vent length of 120mm. It occurs in two forms, this pale version and another all black version. Both forms exist within the same local populations.
This species occurs throughout coastal south-eastern Australian mainland and northern Tasmania. It lives in dry open woodlands and heathlands with extensive rocky outcrops.

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Hello Chris!
Nice capture of the skink lizard. I like especially low POV and very good sharpness/DOF. Picture is not very colourful but looks so natural :) Also composition is nice for watching :)
Greetings from Lodz!
And Happy New Year! :)
Radomir

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-29 3:17]

Hello Chris,
Nice one of White's Skink taken from a great POV on the rock with excellent sharpness and eye contact.
I can imagine these are hard to spot.
TFS and Season's Greetings,
Ivan

Excellent shot of this interesting Skink, Chris. I like these creatures very much. They look so delicate and harmless.
The front portion of the subject is in super focus. I like the eye in particular.
TFS and regards.
Ram

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-29 6:57]

Hello Chris,
An excellent capture of this Skink in beautiful light. Great focus on the eye and sharp details. I like the colours and your composition very much.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Chris!
Good capture of the White’s Skink. Very good POV.
TFS & Happy New Year!
Ferran.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-29 18:40]

Hello Chris,
You have captured the wonderful texture and colors in this skink superbly, with your great camera work. Super job Chris, thanks and Happy New Year.
Rick

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-30 0:20]

Brillante captura Chris,
bello lizard,
fino pov. atractivo ambiente.
saludos amigo
Feliz 2009 :))

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-30 3:56]

Hi Chirs

Another very beautiful reptile shot from you, mate!
I really like all your shots on this subject and i think it's great that you also focus on them once in a while...few photographers adventure towards them, yet i believe they are amazing and very beautiful.
Here, for example, the texture of its scales is very well shown and look amazing while the pattern draws attention. Surely, that terrific eye - with its yellow ring around it - is the coolest thing!
Great work technically, too: spot-on DOF, very good sharpness and very good exposure balance between the sun lit and shaded parts.
Overall: superb work!

Cheers, TFS and Happy New Year!
Horia

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-30 7:02]

Hi Chris
very nice image
happy new year to
very well done.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-31 16:33]

Hi Chris,
a great shot of this lizard.
Superb composition.
Great light.
Sharp and detailed.

Well done,
Joe

Hi Chris,
First of all happy new year to You and Your family, too! Nice capture, great minimalistic shot of an Australian lizard. I can easily imagine it with the animal in full color and the bg in b/w, but it may violate the terms of TN (this is why I uploaded my dedication to Bayram - boreocypriensis - to TrekLens instead of here, for example). Good photo overall, but the very few colors don't make it really spectacular, from my subjective point of view.
Have fungi-rich 2009, respectful regards from the heart of Europe, László

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