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Old Aug 19, 2006, 7:40 PM   #1
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This morning we had breakfast at one of our local cafes. We ate on the patio and this little fellow seemed quite tame, so I had a lovely time snapping away. These all were taken with the K100D and the DA50-200 lens, taken in raw and converted with PhotoLab 3.

I'm not convinced that the jpg conversion is all that hugely better. I'm also not convinced that there is any difference in dynamic range - I think it's the same as the DS. The metering is definitely different - I find it far easier to blow out the highlights than with the DS, so I think I'll try keeping the camera set at a EV of -.5 and use raw. I'm too used to the DS's tendency to unexpose things, and have quite a few flower pictures where I blew out parts.

Is this fellow for real or is he rubber?
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 7:41 PM   #2
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He's definitely for real.
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 7:42 PM   #3
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One more - all of him. All photos were cropped as well as resized. I think the head shot was close to a 100% crop, all had a bit of USM.
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Nice sharp shots, we don't have those little varmints out here, we have chipmunks instead
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 8:23 PM   #5
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Oh wow, wish I could have a visitor like that! Lovely shots, specially like the first one.

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Old Aug 19, 2006, 8:49 PM   #6
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mtngal wrote:
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He's definitely for real.
did any of the female guests freak out?
california style breakfast?

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Old Aug 19, 2006, 9:32 PM   #7
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Definately NOT camera shy - good catch (so to speak)
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 9:42 PM   #8
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LOL! We might live in California but we're mountain folks. Lizards are a fact of life, though this one was tamer than most that I see hiking (which delighted me - I got a good photo!). When I was growing up desert lizards were common - I remember having a real tough time trying to catch one that got in the house. I finally got my hands on his tail - only to have him shed it and get away (urrr!). It seemed to take forever to finally catch him so we could put him outside.
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He looks like he couldbe casted for a-50's horror movie from Japan. How big was (is) he?

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Desert lizards aren't very big - I think he might have been 5-6 inches long. In the first photo he was on a trash can lid, the second two he was on a something like a 4x4 or 6x6 (something along the lines of a non-creosoted railroad tie)usedfora low wall. I'm no good at dimensions, and don't remember now exactly what size it was.
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