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Prehistoric Eye

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Challenge: Free Study XVI (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Critters
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Nikon
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: Dec 26, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006

OK, so an iguana isn't entirely seasonal, unless there's a lizard holiday I don't know about in December. Nonetheless, this guy fascinated me and I think he's at least worthy of a 5 (she said hopefully)!

Probably should have used a bit more DOF to get the nose in focus, too. Did use external flash with softbox and was shooting from the opposite end of his cage.

PP - cropped; curves; a little dodging/burning/cloning to emphasize the eyes, get rid of stray light areas in the background and reduce the biggest blown highlight, resized, sharpened

Place: 299 out of 488
Avg (all users): 5.3793
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 5.4754
Avg (non-participants): 5.1538
Views since voting: 616
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 174
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2007 07:31:07 PM
Wowza! That's amazing.
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01/06/2007 09:14:21 AM
An impressively-close 7
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01/04/2007 04:57:18 PM
very cool macro! But cropped to tightly in my opinion. what is it?? Still a very nice shot.
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01/03/2007 05:24:12 PM
Focus looks a little soft for such an extreme close up.
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01/03/2007 04:28:46 PM
Amazing detail.
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01/02/2007 02:57:11 AM
Sort of makes you wonder what this guy is thinking. My bet he is thinking of food. Great detail in this image.
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01/02/2007 01:11:28 AM
Don't think I could hang this on the wall, but well taken...
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01/01/2007 07:02:58 PM
great impact
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