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Lizard Recon
Lizard Recon

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: UNCC
Date: Apr 28, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008

Shortly after a late spring mid day storm, I was on my way home from the library and decided to stop by my favorite spot (campus botanical gardens) to shoot and see what I could catch. As I unpacked my gear I noticed a passerby stop walking and look into a small palm tree for a minute. After he left I investigated to find this guy....

I hate shooting above 200 ISO and it was still cloudy from the storm so this was not an easy shot. No room for tripod or monopod, he moved to much anyways. I wanted as much DOF as possible but it was killing my shutter speed so this was the balance I found.

Adjustments in Canon Photo Pro
Exp Comp: -2/3-->adjusted to -1/6 post
Slight increases in contrast and saturation
Cropped and resized in Photoshop

Prediction: 5.5...

Place: 46 out of 468
Avg (all users): 6.3960
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 6.3153
Avg (non-participants): 6.6316
Views since voting: 906
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 149
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/21/2008 11:02:46 PM
Wonderful color and clarity. Perfect depth of field by catching the eye in focus. Cool perspective and funny title!
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05/17/2008 11:24:35 AM
Fantastic focus on the eye! Love the photo! We have these anoles in Florida, but they hardly ever keep still enough to to get something like this. He is really checking you out! Nice composition. Excellent placing in this Free Study!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 02:30:16 PM
Just getting back to comment of some of the FS. I really love the eyeball looking over the leaf along with the brilliant title. Personally I'd have cropped a bit closer but that's just personal preferences. I'm a bonafide "In your face" kinda guy with macro.
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05/04/2008 07:09:29 PM
Lol - good title. I like the angle of your composition and the lighting.
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05/04/2008 05:03:15 PM
Really cute Lizard...I only wish you had cleaned-up the specks in the foreground. I like your use of diagonal lines, it works well here. imho
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05/04/2008 04:37:52 PM
cool :)
05/03/2008 09:40:52 PM
Far OUT - this is amazingly good.
05/03/2008 07:59:04 PM
great shot
05/02/2008 10:51:33 PM
Seeing lots of lizards right now. This one is a unique view. Good title, too.
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05/02/2008 12:51:20 PM
Nice idea, although seeing so little of the lizard, might be pushing the envelope of syle more than would be to my taste.
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05/02/2008 12:25:02 PM
cropping tight has made this image noisy
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05/01/2008 05:03:16 PM
Peek a boo

briliant, the title made me chuckle too, very nice colouring, very sharp and clean lines, very good shot, well done
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05/01/2008 09:06:21 AM
brilliant...can't help but be distracted by the spots under the leaf...love the eye...focus is spot on 8
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