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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-30
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gems from India, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 6:24
Viewed: 4021
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was such a sight watching this young Garden Lizard jumping around grasses stalking prey and chasing them with gay abandon. The youthfulness and innocence was quite evident. It would hide itself within the grasses with my coming closer but it was not much bothered. It would pop up again and go about its business with great ernest. It was real fun running after this youngster and a even greater joy to have this shot. As they say - this are its salad days.

Shot taken hand held in relatively good light conditions but having to bend/crouch down everytime I was given a pose. The place was absolutely grassy hence getting a good shot was difficult from among the grasses. Did manage a few shots, this is among the better ones. Hope you all like it.

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Hi Sumon Da,
Excellent composition and the subject looks beautiful. Very good details and Natural colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wonderful sharpness - you picked up some good detail in the scales and textures. very interesting and pleasing composition.

Hello Sumon
Excellent shot of this little Lizard,
I really like them :-)
Perfect details,composition and BG,
Great lighting and sharpness,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-09 7:17]

Hello Sumon,
Beautiful capture of this lizard.Clear details,exposure,lighting and expression on face are excellent.

great focus !!!
good details
amazing specimen
bravo in french !!!

Hello Sumon,
Wonderful image. It is beautifully composed. Great color clarity. Perfect sharpness and nice blurred background. Very well done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-09 7:56]

Hi Sumon,

Picture perfect, once again. A fine looking young lizard captured beautifully. Colors are wonderful - details are razor-sharp - great expression on the face - beautiful pose. The background and composition are superb.


Woderfully clear image of this Lizard!
Excellent lighting and DOF.
Good composition with nice BG.
Nice border.
Well done Sumon.


Hello Sumon,
Well composed. Razor sharp. Excellent details.
Wonderful light. Fantastic young animal.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-09 8:25]

Hi Sumon,
amazing detail and perfect exposure, the colours are very natural and life like.

If there were something better than a camera..I would swear you use it...You are pushing the camera to it's edge of the best Mana. Rarely have I seen anyone top your work...if at all...and everyone knows it...Your the best fella!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-09 8:53]

Hi Sumon

Razor sharp image and great colours. A lovely shot.



Hello Sumon,
Just perfect!
what a great photo with perfect sharpness, real in colour and details shown.
very well done indeed
best regards

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-09 9:42]

Very nice shot with excelltn details.
Good compo&POV.TFS!


This is a beauty. The sharpness, colors and DOF is very good. Well composed.

- Murali Santhanam

Hello Sumon,
This is close to perfection, and very well done.
Pablo -

Hi Sumon, lovely sharp composition with a splendid lizard, wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-09 10:56]

Hi Sumon.
Excellent close capture with perfect sharp details.Great composition and your used point of view.I like his position on edgeways leaf and really fantastic details on his skin as well as on leaf.Very beautiful colors with good soft light.Nicely blurred BG too.Superb done.My compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hi Sumon,
This is a fantastic shot - the sharpness is impressive as is the composition.
My only comment is - wow!
TFS, Shir

Buffff, esto es una fotografía ... Gracias por tus comentarios pero yo soy aún muy nuevo jajaja
Excelente toma con enfoque y composición perfectos. Limpios colores. Parece que el insecto pose para tí _______ enhorabuena !!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-09 12:51]

Sumon, this is just stunning. Pin sharp with some gorgeous texture. Great light, stunning colours and perfect POV. It sounds like this was fun!



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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-09 15:00]

Hi Sumon,
The sharpness and details of this photo are incredible. Such great textures! The shades of golden color on the green are beautiful. Perfect light, perfect DOF, perfect composition. It could not be better. Bravo!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-09 15:08]

Hello Sumon,
Wonderful close up, lovely lizard
Impressive eye contact, great colors and details, excellent POV
and composition..well done

"I'll Be Back"

What a face :)! This is a superb creature and I like this POV and composition a lot. Details are amazing, well done Sumon!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-09 20:23]

Hello Sumon

Superb focus and sharpness.The clarity is outstanding.The composition is beautiful.Excellent POV and DOF.The colours are rich and vibrant.Excellent camera work,TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-09 22:35]

Wow, the details are sooo sharp.
Beautiful light and colors.
That little lizard looks as shiny as gold. : )
Excellent presentation.
TFS. : )

Hello Sumon

Another amazing macro from you. The DOF is spectacular and the colours, composition and details are perfect.


Hello Sumon,
This is a great looking image of a great looking lizard. The quality of the image is superb with wonderful detail present. It looks so sweet I hope it found lots to eat. A beautiful composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-10 0:43]

Hi Sumon.
You have shared a really brilliant masterpiece. What a great 3d-image with terrific details and sharpness of the animal image, wonderful light and pleasant colour palette. Bravo, superb done. My best wishes . Thanks for congratulations.

Hi sumon,
stunning shot,what a sharp image, you have taken a great photo.
well done

Hi Sumon, you have exquisite sharp detail captured on this guy. The composition is very good, you've given him some room to look around, and the colour is all very good. From a depth of field point of view you have isolated him from his background while maintaining a good look of his natural surroundings, and to top it all off it is the first time I have seen one of these guys.

Thanks, John

bonjour Sumon,
Spectaculaire phot avec de très nombreux intéressants détails de ce lézard. Belle réalisation

Liking doesn't cut - I adore it. This is a perfect capture. Stunning detail, beautiful colors and a great pose! Kudos, Sumon!

bonjour sumon
le piqué est remarquable!!!
les ecailles sont toutes tres detaillé,c'est un gros plan extraordinaire.

Hello Sumon !
This is a wonderful picture ! Details, colors, exposure, composition, POV, BG, ose and look of the lizard... everything isperfect ! The details on the skin and the eye are paticularly amazing. I also like the simple white frame. Must have been a great time, chasing after this young lizard, I really envy you ! :-) Very well done !

Hi Sumon,
Outstanding shot, all perfect, exposure, sharpness, POV, DOF... and a really nice story behind! TFS, Marta

You've got this amazing wit!Salad days, indeed!
Very well seen, captured and presented.

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