Lizard eye

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  1. ksproul

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    I was playing around with my new Canon 100mm macro lens today, shooting some close-up shots of my pet bearded dragon. I just thought I'd share one of them. Comments and criticism are welcome. Thanks!

    Kris

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    This is pretty cool. How close was the lens from his eye, and how long did he sit still? I never realized that their eyes were so different from ours.
     
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    its a great pic, but i wish bearded dragons were green or something..... i'm not fond of that dirty yellow color...
     
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    wow, i love that! cool lizard...
     
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    wow, i love your pic. cool lizard!
     
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    lol, but then they'd stand out a mile in their natural environment :greenpbl:

    Cool shot :)
    I'll have to take some of mine and my chameleon.
     
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    I was just about a foot away, which is the minimum distance for this lens (and the 1:1 point). When he sits still, he's perfectly still, so that helped, but he did turn his head to look around every now and then, so I had to keep refocusing/recomposing. This particular shot is cropped also. It's only about a quarter of the original shot.
     
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    He actually is mostly green. Not a bright green, but still green. He's just got yellow patches around his eyes (lately anyway).
     
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    Oh he is neat! I like that a lot. I like the yellow color personallly. :D
     
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    Great job. Would look good as an abstract wall art.
     
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    By the way, do you guys like the "sparkle" in his eye? It's actually a reflection of the skylight in my living room (which is what provided most of the light for this), and it wasn't intentional, but I think I might kind of like it there. What do you think? Would it better without the reflection? Thanks.
     
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    It doesn't really add to or detract from the image, in my opinion. It's one of those things that's just "there." It's not distracting in the least bit, though.
     

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