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Backyard Lizard (Lizardus texturus)
Backyard Lizard (Lizardus texturus)
kenskid


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Metairie, La
Date: Apr 1, 2006
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2006

Really wanted a ribbon on this. 7.2 and finished 4th. My god!

Hope you all enjoyed this shot!

Thanks for your votes!

Levels
Curves
Hue/Sat
selevtive color adjustments
crop almost 100%
burn green
dodge eye
dodge ear
noise reduce
selective desat green in background
dodge blue
burn eye
burn eyelid
selective sharp mouth
resize
usm 3x
save for web

No cloning done at all !


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.2168
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 7.1170
Avg (non-participants): 7.4082
Views since voting: 7296
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 143
Comments: 28
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/01/2006 11:48:06 PM
Awesome pic
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06/03/2006 05:25:11 PM
Beautiful shot you took here! I love the focus on the eye. Good job on getting the catch light in there.
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04/16/2006 10:45:15 PM
Great detail and superb capture. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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04/15/2006 03:14:06 AM
Welcome to the "I scored a 7+ in a challenge and didn't ribbon" Club! Wonderful shot and the outtake is great as well!
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04/14/2006 01:06:58 PM
Congrats on a beautiful shot! I've done it three times, I mean, 7+ and no ribbon, so I know how it feels. But you'll get there soon, I'm sure!
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04/14/2006 08:51:46 AM
Beautifully done. One of my favorites from the challenge.
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04/14/2006 08:27:10 AM
Ribbon or no, it's a great shot and an awesome score! Nice work!
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04/14/2006 01:37:20 AM
So close! Join the over-7-and-no-ribbon club! Very nice shot, congrats on 4th!
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04/14/2006 12:23:14 AM
Wow!!! 7.2 and having a spectacular photo like this without winning a ribbon!! I think I know about that painfulness :) It so deserves a ribbon!! Congratulations on a truly stunning image!!!!!
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04/14/2006 12:13:52 AM
Congratulations! Great finish...I just realised your funny title. Would have given you an extra point for that and you might have gotten the yellow ribbon! Well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2006 11:52:18 PM
lol - funny title!
Just a little down on the levels and this would really pop!
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04/13/2006 08:25:56 PM
I almost tried to catch it...
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04/13/2006 06:13:58 PM
I can feel the bumps -- great crispness in the head and shoulders. one of my ribbon picks
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04/13/2006 05:54:06 PM
lol! Love the title, very good macro, plenty of texture, good luck
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04/12/2006 11:50:44 PM
Great colours and clarity. Cool subject as well.
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04/10/2006 09:54:22 PM
I like the framing and colors. A smaller aperture might add some sharpness to the edges of the lizard.
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04/10/2006 05:10:43 AM
absolutely stunning texture and detail...well done
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04/09/2006 09:50:17 PM
Excellent clarity, one of the top images in the challenge. The green and black background compliments the lizard nicely.
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04/09/2006 04:24:50 PM
Very good lizard shot...the color is awesome
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04/08/2006 04:39:21 PM
Brilliantly photographed. Although it feels just a little over sharpened, it does a beautiful job making me feel the texture of the lizard's skin. Nice catch light in its eye. DOF (subject vs background) is very nice. Among my top picks.
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04/08/2006 07:39:19 AM
Nice one. Excellent focus and detail.
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04/08/2006 12:15:25 AM
perfect sharpness and subject
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04/07/2006 07:16:44 PM
Incredible detail and great BOKEH. Tack-sharp focus and great colors. My only nit-pick is the cropping of the foot.
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04/07/2006 04:32:13 PM
WOW!!! I could go on and on about how perfect this is. . .but I'll just let my 10 vote speak for itself!!!! Congratulations!! It really is perfection!
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04/07/2006 12:08:17 PM
Wow. crazy detail. very nice. I know most people don't think it s an issue, but the title...I would have simply called it "Lizardus Texturus". There is no need to specify "backyard lizard" in my opinion. titles are important in my opinion because they help convey the message. Or maybe....you are making a "Road Runner, Wyluie Coyote" reference here... Anyways, bottom line: very nice shot. good luck
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04/07/2006 09:10:14 AM
Nice focus and DOF. I like his expression. HEE HEE Nice detailing on his scaly skin! 8
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04/07/2006 02:24:15 AM
Excellent.....
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04/07/2006 01:46:39 AM
Great texture and the colors are nice. Im not a big fan of the background though, it's a bit empty like this. Also it hurts to see the leg cut off like that.
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