- dkaved (2114)
- [2007-04-23 11:47]
Great to see you back!A cracking image with wonderful detail and lovely light.The DOF is just perfect emphasising its face amd making it seem to peer out of the image.It really seems to have an eye for you....I noticed the reflection!
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-04-23 12:18]
Buenos detalles y una nitidez fabulosa Shir.
Saludos amigo, JL.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-04-23 12:22]
Well composed image with great light. I like the shallow DOF as well.
The sharpness is very good, i'm impressed because he looks big but he mustn't be bigger than 25cm isn't ? Nice shot. TFS.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-04-23 15:25]
Amazing portrait of this lizard!
The composition made, with the swallow DOF is so good.
The textures and colours seen on the skin are so rich and vivid.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- horia (16656)
- [2007-04-24 5:15]
Nice to see you back and posting :)
I'm also glad to see you with some new shots, especially so beautiful as these ones! Both of them are SUPERB!
I checked for the ID, but there are really many species of similar in Italy. However, i may take a chance and suggest this might be a Podarcis sicula - the Italian wall lizard. An upper POV shots to see the marking on the back would really be welcomed for a 100% ID.
Anyway, in means of photography, this is a superb portrait and the details and textures are really fantastic! How close were you able to get to it without scaring it?
The shallow DOF works great here and really concentrates all the attention and the eye-region of the lizard's face.
I must say that i raelly love th WS picture, too. Taken from a side POV it shows the habitat of the subject very nicely.
The side marking are also gorgeous and all the colors are brilliant!
All-in-all: an outstanding post! Hope to see many more like this!
Bravo and TFS
- jrubiocasado (6112)
- [2007-04-24 6:19]
Muy buenas Shir
Impresionante retrato el que nos muestras de este lagarto y lo que más me gusta son esos contraluces que tiene.
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-04-24 10:09]
WOW! Stunning macro, Shir!!
Excellent sharpness, point of view, DOF, light, colors... and a marvellous composition!
Congratulations and TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-04-26 4:17]
What a brilliant capture of this interesting lizard! Great details with focus on the eye and I like his pose. Excellent composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-04-27 8:56]
Excelente toma, la nitidez en la cara y el ojo es excelente, me gusta la profundidad de campo elegida, que resalta más sus facciones. Saludos
- iris (3088)
- [2007-05-05 11:14]
Gosh, he looks smiling and those eyes 're really expressive....wonderful close up shot with all the details.
TFS & Cheers