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Tuatara New Zealand

Tuatara New Zealand
Photo Information
Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3748 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-09-08
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/45 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-10-06 4:52
Viewed: 20111
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tuatara are rare, medium-sized reptiles (adults ranging from about 300g to 1000g) found only in New Zealand. This photo was taken at the Southland Museum Invercargill.


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Hello Pam. I like this chap, I've seen these on TV before, and is it true that these are not lizards but a order/family unto themselves?

I think the picture is overexposed and with all those grey tones that was always going to be difficult. Nice composition though.

I've posted a workshop, i've given the picture a tighter crop and upped the saturation a bit.

  • Good 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-06 7:29]

El tercer ojo... el principal punto por el que siempre se menciona esta especie... mis recuerdos de dicumentales televisivos de la infancia.
Coincido con la crítica de PDP sobre la imagen... poco colorido y algo sobre expuesta.
La perspectiva y composicion son agradables de todas formas.

The third eye... the main point by which always this species is mentioned... my memories of documentary televising of the childhood.
I agree with the PDP critic on the image... little colorful and something over exposed.
The perspective and composition are pleasant in any case.

Pam, I think Paul hit the nail on the head here. Thanx for posting this interesting specimen!

Hi Pam, I am becomming just another torn in the side. Paul's right. Very interesting looking Tuatara.

Exquisite shot Pam. Timing for the shot is perfect.I think the picture is overexposed too like PDP.



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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-13 13:09]

Pam, maybe he's tried to hike, but you captured him.

Great pov and composition. Pose is very nice too.

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