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For Haraprasan
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-11
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs, Dedications at Trek Nature part Four [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 7:57
Viewed: 5167
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This capture is dedicated to our dear friend from Orissa Mr. Haraprasan Nayak towards his wonderful contribution to this site.

He has posted many insects images from Orissa which were not common here at TN.

I thank him very much for all the efforts and for so many lovely posts.

I am stll not able to shoot these days. The weather is extreme and the temprature has gone to 44 degree. Hope to use my new wide angle lens soon. Its almost a month since i got the delivery of the lens and still i have to post a shot taken with it.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-11 8:11]

Hello Pankaj,
Brilliant close-up of this Skink and a nice dedication. Excellent focus on the eye and very sharp details. Fine colours too and well composed.
44 degrees and moisture is too much - we have 25 here and it is hot! I hope it cools down a bit soon so you can go out with your camera!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Pankaj,

Excellent close-up. Technically perfect. Wonderful colours.

Hello Pankaj!
This is a very sharp portrait of lizard. I like eye-contact and profile POV :)
TFS and best regards,

Hello Pankaj,

The details of this lizard are quite remarkable!
I like how the sun has just reflected in its eye and created a gloss on its shiny skin.

I cannot imagine such a hot temperature! It must be unbearable!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Very nice and sharp....hot or not...I guess these creatures like it! It has an unusual two toned look like an old model US car. Gold top and white bottom...sleek and more than likely pretty fast. I have not seen a snake since my wilderness where I saw many...rattlesnakes and bull snakes mostly. Very big and fast...and no fun to deal with.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-11 12:53]

Hi Pankaj,

This marvelous Skink is a wonderful dedication to Haraprasan. The beautiful eye is just amazing. Wonderful colors of the skin and sharp sharp details throughout. An excellent shot.


A beautiful skink portrait in fine focus and great detail Pankaj, lovely eye and copper toned triple-carinated scales are reproduced expertly my friend, Haraprasan will love this, I'm sure...

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-05-11 23:05]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent dedication to Haraprasan. It's true that he has done a good job of sharing all those Jewels from Orissa with good notes.
Excellent close up of the Skink with good sharpnes, details and good use of fill in flash. Excellent POV too.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Pankaj Da,
Thank you very much for this lovely dedication. In Cuttack we are having thunder storms almost everyday since last week or so. So we have a little less temperature here. Hope you have the same condition at Raipur soon and also you get a good chance to test you wide angle lens and present us some lovely shots from Raipur & adjoining areas. A lovely capture of this beautiful skink. Sharp details and well portrayed with excellent composition. Thanks once again for this beautiful dedication.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-12 1:24]

Hi Pankaj,
an excellent shot of this beautiful Skink!
I love the glossy, coppery scales and that red eye is great!
Brilliant composition and POV.
Great lighting from your flash.

Very well done!


very nice shot, well focused, great pov and composition, nice colours

Hello Pankaj
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Great details,DOF and composition.Nice dedication my friend.

Be Happy...

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-12 8:41]

Hi Pankaj,
Good to see you here again and I suppose your work pressure is making you keep away from us a bit. This is a splendid shot of this Skink with very impressive sharpness and colours on its scales. That red eye looks scary. Must have made Haraprasan so happy for the dedication. Superb lighting and exposure and I like your POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-05-12 21:28]

Wow! Fantatstic details and colours in this capture Pankaj!TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-13 0:39]

Hello Pankajda, Very nice shot and understandable. It is 41deg and I manage to move in the mrng. I am sure you will get some and produce some superb shot soon. HP is always fanastic in his shots and you have done the right thing to dedicate. Well done Ganesh

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-13 1:36]

Hi Pankalj,
excllent details and perfect DOF. Also very good framing and exposure. I am looking forward to the shots from the 10-20mm!

Hi Pankaj,
Excellent use of flash with nice color and sharp details.
Very good DOF, POV, and catchlight in this great look at...
What species is this BTW? I also like the POV that shows us that ear canal? directly behind the eye. I might've patched out the green stuff.

Hi Pankaj, lovely dedication to our friend Haraprasan, great portrait with splendid details and great sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Thanks to your guidance, my 18-200mm is about to reach me, Pankaj.
By the end of this month, I would be able to take off to the mountains to use the lens. I am excited about it.
It is good to see you posting occasionally.
Your image of this lizard (I don't even know what type) is a fantastic close-up capture. I know it is a small creature but you have made a fine portrait of it with sharp focus, especially on the eye.
Well done and TFS.

Hallo Pankaj
A lovely close up of this very attention-grabbing reptile. The skin's texture is remarkable, and looks a lot like the skin of a snake. The big brown and black eye is really remarkable. A fine close-up this colourful and smooth looking reptile. A well worthy and lovely dedication to Haraprasan. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-06 11:58]

Hello Pankaj

Excellent eye contact and details.
The skin texture shows well.
Nicely placed in the frame.
Lovely natural colours and details.


Hi Pankaj what a beautiful skink and its portrait shot my friend! Great with supeb details on scalation. It is resembles our Ablepharus species which they have not got eyelids. Beautiful shot in all around. TFS.


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