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Copyright: Bill moving (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-11
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb, 86mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 4:53
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I would like to dedicate this final post in TN to Jusni and Foozi, 2 fine gentlemen I met in Kedah state, just before 2010 New Year. I am not TN savvy but I suppose this photo is best suited for TN itself.

Forest Lizard not Chameleon. Borneo jungle. Semongkok Wildlife Sanctuary.

Walking along the trail to see the orang utan, this lizard was spotted when I was carrying my heavy 1.8kg Sigma 50-500mm lens. No, I would NEVER believe I could get this focus at 1/25s handholding this 1.8kg lens + 1kg camera body, but the image turned out fine :) I had to retreat until I stood 3m away to get a focus. The young green friend caught my attention to snap this one. Disappointment over not seeing a single Orang Utan but I am happy to get this chameleon on my memory card.

When I started to shoot, a few tourists behind me stopped and sighed amazement to this nature.

I am lucky to get this focus, handheld the heavy lens and camera. Zoomed to 500mmFL. I did not lose any time to setup a tripod because the lizard might go away anytime.

If you are scared of lizards or chameleons, well I still dedicate this one to you. Amazing is it not?

Greetings from Borneo.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-13 5:03]

Hello Bill,
Happy to see one of your shots again! And what a funny one. How did you see that? Just amazing and great picture. And vey kind dedication to our friends Jusni and Foozi.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-13 6:33]

Hi My Friend Bill,
indeed it is such a pleasure to meet you and be in the swings of photographic experience. It is such a great time we had even so short. The lenses in such a way make us meet and that is not going to be the last.
The lizard you captured is very special and the beauty is so intricating that i cant explain. it is so tacit so beautiful.
the photg opportunity you presented here is one in a million shot.
so special in its nature and it is meant for you, and you dedicate it to me and Jusni....such a touching feeling and must really thank you for this.
I really appreciate this dedication and till we meet again.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-13 11:14]

Hi Bill,
I am overjoyed to admire your outstanding photo on a new TN.
Splendid and amusing macro, congratulations.
I personally hope to come back on the decision not to post on TN. It would be hard for us pity those who are here to not have the opportunity to see such beautiful pictures!
The choice is yours and I respect, but hope ... May remain.
If you do not post thank you for all you did for us so far.
Have a wonderful day,

Hi Bill,
What an amazing shot!
Not only the way one is carrying the other, but the fact that the small one seems to have a face painted on its head!
It resembles a sort of aboriginal in a kind of dancing, this is so good!
I think it was the right decision to go for the shoot straight away instead of lose any time in preparations like tripod, etc.
My compliments and thanks a lot for share it,

Hello Bill
great to see a shot from you again, very great moment captured, and very funny
the two lizards are well focused and nicely presented
thanks for this wonderful capture

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