- fartash (5161)
- [2007-04-08 8:51]
Excellent shot of this Sand Lizard,
Great composition and colors,
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2007-04-08 8:55]
What a beautiful looking dragon it is :-). The colors of the body , eyes are amazing. The brown top is to merge with the rock i belive, good picture
- delic (898)
- [2007-04-08 9:17]
Cool lizard. I like the pov, the looks and particularly, the contrast created by the amazing green. Well done my friend.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-04-08 9:30]
Happy Easter! Great looking sand lizard. Beautiful and vibrant colors in this guy. Texture of the skin and sharp detail look excellent. I have never noticed a tick on a reptile before. (I have caught alot of them) Great workshop photo.
- SelenE (13964)
- [2007-04-08 9:32]
The composition and POV is very good. I liked the pose and that vibrant green! Well done and TFS
Happy easter :o)
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2007-04-08 9:48]
Fantastic shot on this sand lizard. POV and composition are great. Perfect color contrast and sharpness. Very well done and tfs.
- Silvio2006 (101236)
- [2007-04-08 10:31]
Hi Horia, splendid lizard with wonderful colors, great details, very well done, Happy Easter to you, ciao Silvio
- greenpinkorange (1789)
- [2007-04-08 10:31]
Awesome colors and the POV is nice.
Sharpness and details are clear as well.
- janda (4)
- [2007-04-08 10:32]
hi horia, amazing colours of lizard. good work
I was surprised with this shot, the texture of the stone, also looks like some sort of anphibian skin :)
Nice capture of this hansome and green subject, I like the composition with the vertical crop, and the OOF BG. Great exposure and details too.
TFS and regards.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-04-08 12:01]
la couleurs dominante sur cet animal ferait rever bon monbre d'amateur de tunning!
on pourrait presque croire qu'il est gros mais vu les lentilles close up utilisées on se doute qu'il est de petites tailles.
bon dof et netteté.
- volkan (2425)
- [2007-04-08 14:19]
This is a marvellous lizard.
Nice colors and details.
The point of view is great.
Very well presented.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-04-08 20:44]
Very good picture!
I like so much your low POV, we can almost have a same level view of the lizard.
The bright green on the skin stands out, and makes an important colour contrast with the upper brownish skin.
I like so much also the DOF, you put away the background so softly.
The image of the workshop is just great! You know I love portraits, and this close approach to the head is magnificent.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-04-08 21:50]
Indeed spring is some weeks ahead in Romania compared to Poland. It's quite cold here now. Anyway, this is a very nice portrait with the bowing shape dissapearing in the blurred background. I think which one I like better, this or the one in workshop and still I don't know. Both are cool :-)
Concerning ticks, yes they're quite nasty to sand lizards. I have those suckers photographed as well in my archive.
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-04-09 1:16]
Wow... what great skin colour this wee fella has. I like your POV as it shows his whole body right down to the tip of his tail nicely. Excellent workshop too. Congrats my friend! A two stunning shots. :-)
- Hil (5035)
- [2007-04-09 4:34]
Great shot of your Handsome Lizard, nicely composed with a great pose and POV, I like the way the Lizard is moving into the frame and you can also get the impression of its winding movement too, very nice details and excellent colours too.
TFS Hilary :o)
- claudine (0)
- [2007-04-09 6:28]
This is such a superb specie, I like its color a lot :) I'll be honnest with you, I think that the portrait in WS is more impressive by its proximity. This is a great capture with excellent exposure and details. This is a superb post anyway, even if I prefer the portrait :))) Well done and TFS,
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-04-09 7:43]
This pictures (including workshop) are really very nice. Colours are vivid, and the portraits very nice :)
I like natural poses of these lizards too.
Best greetings and I hope to see some new picture after you will come back!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-04-09 7:50]
Thanks for wishes. Unfortunately no free time for yours truly.
Very good composition as always.
It is great you have the knowledge and the opportunity to find these animals in nature and photograph them in an excellent way.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-04-09 8:41]
Super photo the colors are phantastic. Great focus and nice low POV. I like the composition and the way the sharpness ebbs towardds the BG.
I like perfect detailed, illuminated and colored image of the lizard. Your low POV is very interesting as well as vertical cropping and composition. Remote, well being made out background is looked perfectly. Excellent done, my compliments and best wishes.
P.S. For your note. Actual write speed of the CF Sandisk Extreme III and Extreme IV is almost equal (about 12-13 Mb/s). Only actual read speed of CF Sandisk Extreme IV is above 30 Mb/s (not 40 Mb/s for read and write).
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-04-09 12:53]
Colorido excepcional, con detalles magníficos (el ojo, la piel...).
Un cordial saludo, JL.
- wuta (2142)
- [2007-04-09 14:19]
Hello Horia , A Great shot ,beautiful compositie colours sharpnes pov and dof , ,Greetings Teunie .
- dkaved (2114)
- [2007-04-09 16:41]
He is indeed a handsome dude.....such a beautiful shade of green.A perfect composition with the focus at foreground and then tailing off along his body.A good cut to add the blurred distant greenery for depth.Well done and good to see you again.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-04-09 18:17]
bello lizard y preciosos colores...
buen disparo amigo,
- scharan1 (820)
- [2007-04-09 21:49]
Que imagem bonita desse bichinho de cores marcantes...bonita composição Horia, bom trabalho, meus parabéns!
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2007-04-10 7:43]
Very nice capture Horia with good exposure and excellent detail. I may have pulled back alittle so as to place the subject slightly "more" off center. Anyhow its just my gut feeling on opening the image. WS is also very good revealing minute details. Well done.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2007-04-10 8:24]
Now that is an unusual . Great view of the eyes. I like the composition.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-04-10 11:42]
Bonita toma muy bien detallada, parece que estaba muy atento a la cámara. Un cordial saludo
- hester (11638)
- [2007-04-10 13:32]
He certainly is handsome in his fine green outfit. The colour here is wonderfully jewel-like. Excellent POV and stunning sharpness. Perfect framing as well IMHO.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-04-10 14:23]
Gran enfoque y belleza de la imagen en conjunto. Bien encuadrada. Muy interesante el entorno, que nos permite conocer el entorno de ese animal; yo valoro mucho ese detalle.
Saludos: J. Ignasi
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-04-10 16:08]
Excellent close-up capture of this colourful lizard.Good point of view and fine details.
Well done and TFS.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-04-11 1:44]
Hello Horia !
This is really a wonderful lizard, I wish I could meet this species soöe day ! Its bright green color is quite stunning. Excellent details, colors, composition and POV. I love how the lizard is looking directly in your camera. Very well done !
Scuze pentru faptul ca raspund atat de tarziu la critici! Imi ia foarte mult timp sa analizez o fotografie si sa scriu critica. Deja sunt cu o pagina in urma. Promit sa ajung la zi cat de curand! Merci pentru intelegere!
Se pare ca deja au iesit si reptilele sa se incalzeasca la soare! Si daca stau sa iti pozeze cu atat mai bine! Calitatea fotografiei tale este foarte buna. Iti scriu mai detaliat cate ceva in cele ce urmeaza:
Imi place compozitia ta pe verticala! Si pozitia soparlei este foarte buna si confera fotografiei o perspectiva foarte buna! Aceasta perspectiva este accentuata de profunzimea campului vizual care are grija ca totul in spate sa fie neclar. Ce parere ai avea daca ai taia din partea de jos pana la 1-2 cm de piciorul reptilei si de sus pana la 1 cm sub marginea pitrei? Ai exagera perspectiva si mai mult. Ai crea impresia ca soparla imediat iese din cadru si intra in obiectiv! :) O sa iti arat intr-un workshop la ce ma refer. Din pacate asta nu este o imbunatatire a pozei ci doar un punct de vedere diferit.
Culorile sunt foarte frumoase si naturale! Imi amintesc bine de un exemplar din aceeasi specie pe care l-am vazut vara trecuta pe dealul cetatii din Rasnov. Foarte bine ai reprodus culorile soparlei!
Contrastul intre verdele acesta crud si negru este excelent! Atrage atentia asupra subiectului foarte bine!
In ciuda faptului ca soarele era destul de sus pe cer ai reusit o expunere corecta! Detaliile s-au pastrat chia si in umbrele mai pronuntate fara a supraexpune nici o parte a corpului! Umbrele sunt suficient de moi ca sa nu taie fotografia. Bravo!
Este evident faptul ca ai focusat pe capul soparlei iar controlul profunzimii campului vizual a fost foarte bun. Te-a ajutat mult la perspectiva!
Este o fotografie cu deosebite calitati tehnice si artistice. Si informatiile pe care le dai referitoare la modul in care a fost realizata fotografia sunt folositoare pentru cei ce vor sa invete cate ceva! Eu am invatat ca si soparlele au capuse. N-am stiut si n-as fi crezut! Multumesc!
- peter_stoeckl (11504)
- [2007-04-13 3:46]
wonderful encounter! Excellently chosen point of view from close distance, that makes this meeting appear almost intimate. The perfectly placed focus with the well dosed fall-off in sharpness to the rear adds a dramatic punch that I like very much. The restriction to just two colours is strikingly effective, demonstrating the conspicuous green colours of attraction against the subdues grey and brown shades of environment.
You make me get out with my cameras to look for some Lacerta in mating mood, too!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-04-13 14:15]
Hello Horia ! What beautiful one ! Very sharp, well composed with a great background and setup ! Well done my friend,thanks !
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-04-14 5:58]
L'angle de vue est parfaitement original. Belles couleurs.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-04-14 21:34]
A very nice crisp well focused shot of this sand lizard.The colours are very good.The details are sharp and the textures in the skin are very evident.Well done.TFS
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-04-15 12:36]
Beautiful capture.I like great point of view and very nice composition.Amazing colors and very good details on skin of this lizard.Very good managed DOF with accurate sharpness.And superb detail on head with perfect sharp details in Workshop too is splendid.Great work,thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.
- OzBY (1355)
- [2007-04-16 4:22]
Great picture of this lizard.
Great color, background, sharpness, position and lighting.
Well this bright little fellow has earned you some well deserved points! he looks as if he belongs in the tropics. The color is super. I like the point of view. A tad bit more depth of field would be nice but I suspect f8 is the smallest aperture you have on that camera?
Evelynn : )
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-04-17 15:39]
Excellent sharp photo where the flash realy helped to bring out the details and the intens green color of the lizard. The rock on where you captured the lizard makes for a very clean photo and gives the perfect focus on the lizard. The softness of the BG helps with it as well. I do agree with Evelynn on the aperture, but that might also have caused the BG to show too much detail. It all depends on the distance of the subject from the lens. Hyperfocal distance. Anyway, it surely does not make the photo less beautiful.
This guy made me smile! Just relaxing on that stump, wish I could sunbathe right now instead of all this coursework I have to do!
Most prominent in this photo is the outstanding greens on the body of the lizard, they are so vibrant! Love the sharpness you've got here and the image on the whole is clear. Depth of field is about right for me, I understand that f/8 was a wide as you could go but I don't think it's a problem here: the background is still blurred enough and it gives us more of the lizard in focus.
The light is bright and yet you've coped with it well choosing a position that causes an interesting shadow to be cast underneath. Exposure is also handled well with nothing over or under done. Across the whole photo the colour tones are natural and are a nice contrast with the lizard.
Perfect viewpoint. By looking down on him a bit we don't get a boring background, instead we see more of the environment. I like the placement of the lizard in the lower third of the frame, it is nicely balanced and logical. The background itself is simple and uncluttered.
Yes, this certainly stands out. I think you've done a great job of recording this moment. The skills you have as a photographer are fantastic and when you get your hands on a DSLR you'll be in heaven! The note is interesting and I think your fieldtrips are a perfect excuse to take photos! I'm about to start a geography assignment on how photography and images can be used in the primary school - should be fun!
All the best,
Hello mister, time for some update on your pictures. I'd seen this one already a couple of times briefly but was only short moments on TN. A nice capture. This L.a. seems heavier than the one we have here? Do you know if that's the case or is this just a large specimen. It also seem to lack the black dots on the side. It's nice to take pictures from this pov. You get to see the whole animal and also have good eye contact. A nice one!!
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-04-18 10:42]
Impressive to get a so close frontal approach to a lizard. That must means you know them quite well!
Perfect pov and perspective and great portrait in the WS.
TFS, José M.