Lizard closeup

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  1. sojourn

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    This is one of my favorite macro shots of my garden's Western Fence lizards. They have become quite tame and don't mind my 200mm zoom 'eye' right in their faces.

    I suppose there is too much unfocused area in the shot, but I got the face in sharp focus and he is looking right at me.
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    excellent eye contact and focus!
     
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    I would almost crop off the lizard maybe midway through it's body because it's lower body is pretty distracting. His face is excellent.

    This is what I was thinking:
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    Foxman, yes, I agree, there is too much 'fuzzy', and your cropping brings the important part into better balance.

    EricD, thank you. :biggrin: To get this shot I took it off automatic focus brought the lens to its closesest focus and moved in until his face was sharp. After a summer of this I could get very close to all of them.
     

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