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Chameleon
Chameleon
BeckyT


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Front Garden
Date: Sep 2, 2007
Aperture: f2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2007

Looking for something to photo after the afternoon shadows. The sun was pretty bright. Stumbled upon this beautiful green chameleon among the orange-red flowers of the fire cracker bush. Got as close as I could without scaring him off. He looked so cute stretched out on the flower. As I took the shot he slightly tilted his head in my direction. Shortly after taking this shot he took off.
levels
curves
selective color
noise ninja
cropped real tight
resized
save for web

POST COMMENT: Thank you all for the wonderful comments. This had been an educational challenge for me. I now have learned the correct name for this lizard. I was always told it was a chameleon. As a matter fact it is referred to as the American Chameleon but is not related to the old world chameleon. It is related to the iguana and it is a Anole lizard. Again thank you everyone.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.6744
Avg (commenters): 7.7222
Avg (participants): 6.5865
Avg (non-participants): 7.0400
Views since voting: 1314
Views during voting: 182
Votes: 129
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/01/2008 08:02:40 AM
Wonderful macro. I like lizards too, but they are difficult to photograph. The colors make this shot for me. The lizard certainly looks comfortable all stretched out in the sunshine. Great details on the lizard too, due to getting a good angle for the depth of field to cover most of his length.
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10/17/2007 12:37:36 AM
This is a beautiful composition in the complementary colours
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10/08/2007 06:32:26 PM
Wow, Nice finish, Becky. Personal best too! I absolutely love this photo!
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10/08/2007 05:56:07 PM
Great shot! Love the colours!
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10/08/2007 10:11:04 AM
Perfect, and gee, I realy do like this one very much.....
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10/08/2007 09:59:58 AM
Nice score! Congratulations!
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10/08/2007 12:07:12 AM
Grats on a great shot, and a new pb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 10:06:47 PM
Love the colors - excellent capture!
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10/07/2007 04:45:14 PM
Love the firery red, orange and yellow. The green is a great complement to the colors.
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10/06/2007 01:41:05 PM
that's an anole lizard. nice shot though :)
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10/05/2007 09:48:21 PM
Vibrant colours, great focus on the animal and nice bokeh.. beutiful image!
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10/05/2007 09:09:08 PM
Wow! An amazing photograph. Looks like something out of National Geographic. I really hope this finishes in the top three. I love the colors, the clarity, lighting and composition. you have it all. If I could give you three 10s, I would.
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10/05/2007 07:17:15 PM
Love the detail on the lizard. Nicely composed as well. The green in the background takes away a little of the pop of the lizard, though.
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10/05/2007 12:40:13 PM
excellent in all ways. Nice colors and contrasts.
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10/05/2007 11:24:19 AM
wow looks great shoot..
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10/04/2007 08:28:50 AM
That's a chameleon? Why isn't he red :p
nice capture tho, very very colourfull :)
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10/03/2007 06:07:10 PM
Is that a chameleon? Looks more like an anole to me. Great capture though. Great colors and very nice focus.
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10/02/2007 08:39:53 PM
Awesome lighting and depth of field and excellent color contrasts!
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10/02/2007 09:04:21 AM
Very interesting mixture of textures and colors here. He is almost camouflaged, despite contrasting with the red. I like it!
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10/02/2007 01:41:44 AM
Well shot, nice textures, DOF
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10/02/2007 01:25:31 AM
Colors in this image are fabulous. Lovely bokeh! Detail is the chameleon is crisp and clean. Well done.
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10/01/2007 02:49:56 PM
Wonderful colours, great diagonal composition, very clear and sharp.
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10/01/2007 12:56:35 PM
nice lighting and "random" lines and figures, 8
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10/01/2007 11:29:32 AM
wonderful image with the red/green and comp - 9
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10/01/2007 09:43:44 AM
Beautiful colors!
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10/01/2007 05:42:15 AM
Excellent rich, bright and complimentary colors in this. The diagonal composition with the shape of the reptile works well, too. I suspect for a higher score here he needs to be in even crisper focus, but I'd guess this is doing pretty well. Nice catch!
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10/01/2007 02:29:06 AM
Nice contrasting shades.
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