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Old Feb 19, 2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Found this Gecko on a small limb and as I was getting set-up w/DCR 150 attached and shooting at 3X, 3.6f 1/60, no flash he started to show off his "pouch" (not sure what triggered it, maybe someone can explain)... The focus could have been a little better or there is too much noise. As soon as I get Photoshop I'll use the trial noise reduction. Hope to get out again soon. Try to do better..getting to become user friendly takes time and practice.. in addition to finding a patient subject...
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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That's an awesome gecko! I've never seen one like that before. Theweird thing is, I was watching TPT this afternoon, and there was a documentary about hurricanes and it showed one of these geckos! Are you in Puerto Rico by any chance? That's where they were shooting from.

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Old Feb 20, 2006, 2:17 AM   #3
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Sorry, double post. See next one....
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 2:18 AM   #4
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Beautiful gecko, but frankly, the shot isout of focus. Noise is not the problem, focus is, and that's going to be close to impossible to correct in PS. Do you really need as powerful of a macro lens as the Raynox DCR-150 for this? How tiny was the lizard? You have a very small (and very close) working distance with the 150. I'd recommend the Nikon 4T for a shot like that or possibly even the regular macro mode without attachments. Should be easier to focus and get a sharper shot.
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 10:56 AM   #5
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I was out trial shooting looking for bugs, that is why the 150. Yes I was in close but Iwanted to get some shots before it moved. Couldn't change position to change attachment thus the quick shot and resultant OF.
The shot was taken near Venice,FL. Never saw a Gecko do the pouch thing and am not sure what kind of Gecko it is. Hopefully I'll see him again and get a set-up with normal FZ 30 Zoom. Still learning.
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Old Feb 20, 2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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Looks more like a chameleon to me. Had those running all over Hawai'i as well as geckos.
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