Lemme introduce my little friend!

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  1. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So i was on the way out of the door, and right where i usually step on (since there's mud everywhere except on the concrete) i find this guy. I run in and get the cammera, and start shooting. I took about 10 pictures progressively getting closer. This was the second last one i took before the lizard ran away, the last one focused on his stomach because i was in a rush.

    Wadda you think, also any sugestions to improve shots such as this in the future?

    (I don't know why the picture is so underexposed. The area i cropped off was darker then the rest of the picture so my camera must be going crazy.

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  2. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Cute little devil...love his expression.
     
  3. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    I can't fault the composition in anyway, its frame so well that you don't miss the tail being outside the frame. I think the DOF is good too.

    hrrm. I don't see this picture as being underexposed, but the tones are a little flat to me, maybe bumping up the contrast, curves and saturation will help.

    The overall impact is there, my reaction was the same as mr sids! nice shot garbz! :thumbsup:
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I say the same: nothing there that needs any changing in the composition, you did a great job here. Focus and DOF appeal to me, too, and since the sun apparently wasn't shining, I don't find fault in the light, either. Keep in mind that this was not a prepared photography session, but a spur-of-the-moment thing. And for that it is really good.
     
  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thanks a lot for the positive input guys. No sun wasn't shining, it was a pretty dodgy day except for the sunrise caputred in another thread. I played with it a bit.

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  6. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    AWWWWW I WANT ONE!

    hes so cute... *sob sob sob* I want one...

    Good photo :)
     
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    markc TPF Noob!

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    That was only a slight change, but it had a big impact on the calrity of the image. Nice job!
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Cute little guy...looks skinny and hungry though.

    Do you know what kind of lizard that is? Looks a bit like Pagona vitticeps (Bearded Dragon). I have a couple of those but they look a little different.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good shot! I like your composition and that DOF, as well.
     
  10. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Possibly it underexposed because there aren't many dark tones in this image. The meter gave you the recommended exposure for middle gray, so the pic turned out gray. When shooting a predominantly light subject, over expose 1 or 2 stops from the meter. One stop probably would have been good here.

    The same goes for predominantly dark subjects; if you don't want them to turn out gray, under expose a stop from what the meter says. Although beware of losing shadow detail if you underexpose too much.
     

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