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Old Jan 12, 2010, 7:45 PM   #1
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Last night I was getting up from my computer when some movement under my desk caught my eye... I caught this little guy and put him back outside but first I grabbed the camera and took a couple shots one handed. unfortunately it had the 12-24 on it and its no macro! and of course the inevitable shadow from the lens/flash combo.

I think he just wanted me to get it over with so he could go on his way.




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I think this lens is definitely front focusing, my hand is in better focus than the lizard.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 7:58 PM   #2
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Turned out very well GW..the lighting and sharpness are impressive!
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GW, I would look for a hole in your house because if he got in, others will follow.

He looks very nonplussed being held by you. I imagine the flash was a surprise to him.

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Wow - the lens shadow really adds to the picture, along with the black background. The lighting is very cool, if it was unintended. It's a bit hard to tell for sure from this picture but it sure looks like you should shoot some focus charts. The first one does have a set of nicely sharp knuckles in it.
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Cool shots of a very nice night visitor.

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AWWWW! He's cute!
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 4:57 AM   #7
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the shadow worked well to hid that intrusive hand
thats one cute lizard, what is it?
it looks geckoish, but not
i think you need to find the hole too
set up the camera and motion detector and have it take photos with out you there
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Wow - the lens shadow really adds to the picture, along with the black background. The lighting is very cool, if it was unintended. It's a bit hard to tell for sure from this picture but it sure looks like you should shoot some focus charts. The first one does have a set of nicely sharp knuckles in it.

Thanks guys for all the comments. The shadow did make it kind of an interesting shot, however I can't take credit for any creativity. All I did was grab the cam with one had while held the lizard with the other.

Lou, its an old house, probably more "holes" that I care to know about!
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I think they turned out really good. Four is my favorite. I just like the way the lizards head is positioned.
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The crops held together nicely, very impressive. I will be in your neighborhood (Port Charlotte) in Feb. I will have to keep an eye out for the little critters
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