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Copyright: Gabi Klemm (klemmg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-12-01
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-24 18:42
Viewed: 5361
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My previous post "BLUE" reminded me of this one, so I thought to continue the series with this green-in-green shot from the archive.

It is one of my favourite shots with the backlit leaf and the lizard shining through, and the strong lines.

Any more single-colour shots anyone? Sabine?
Let's make a rainbow!

On the subject I can't tell you much more than that it's a lizard obviously, and it is sitting on a banana leaf. I was going to photograph the plant actually, and as I had noticed lizards on previous banana leaf shots (a while after I took them ...), this time I was watching out for little critters.


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I really do like this image Gabi! The image is so clear so sharp! The title for this image is correct Green! With that huge green leaf and the green lizard (nice backlighting!) makes me smile! :) Nice lines & POV!

Very nice shot! Beautiful the effect of the shadow of the small reptile!
Bye Tom

A captivating image. Wonderfully captured and presented.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-24 20:05]

I love this one, Gabi, for all the reasons you cited in your notes.
Very clever and unusual. Artistic composition. TFS. : )

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-24 21:04]

Hi Gabi
I like the transparency of the banana leaf accentuating the lizard’s profile. This photo reflects typical lizard behaviour as far as their curiosity is concerned. He is watching you with a close eye, ready to dart of at the least sign of danger.
Very well captured and cropped. The lovely green sheen created by the leaf adds to the mood of the photo while the brilliant colour is very pleasing to the eye. Details are nice and sharp and exposure was very well handled.
Good work and TFS.

Dear Gabi,

I really like this images composition with the line of the leaf leading your eye to the lizard and the lizard placed in the "thirds". The shadow heightens the interest in my mind. The photo really could use some sharpening though. In photoshop try Filter/sharpen/unsharpen mask and see what you can do.

Thanks for sharing!

Nice simple and attractive image. Personally I don't like the font you used for the lettering though!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-25 3:32]

Hello Gabi!
Funny capture.Well seen and composed.Lİghting,POV and
details are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Gabi,
Very nice image, excellent work on lighting,
interesting composition, and nice green colours.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Gabi ,Apart shot very nice , pov light compositie and the green colour ,good job ,nice weekend ,Teunie .

Hello Gabi,
This is a very nice capture. Excellent green and very good sharp detail. Fantastic composition and POV is excellent too. Very well done. Thank you for posting. Have a great weekend.

Hi Gabi,
this is perfect, wow, I love the light here so much, I can see every detail of the leaf so well and "Lizzy" is so wonderful an a little funny, just in a perfect pose for you to make this pretty shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda


Great picture. Very clear and sharp. Very nicely done with the shadow.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-02-26 8:57]

Bonjour Gabi,
Une très belle image de cet animal sur cette feuille de banane en contre jour ! Bravo et merci.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-26 9:03]

Hallo Gabi,
this is wonderful, I love the shadow and translucieny. Superp composition and excellent presentation.

Well I happen to like this image alot, I love the composition and the green is just absolutely beautiful Gabi. :)

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-03-01 20:41]

What a great photo, original & artistic composition SUPERB !


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-19 15:48]

Hi Gabi,
A great image, I love the way he is silhouetted through the leaf. Strong composition and perfect exposure. I'm not sure about the big word at the bottom but just my taste. A great shot.

Hi Gabi,

Love this compo and colours. You did well. Great shot.

The lighting revealing the texture of the plant is beautiful here. The shot works well.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-08-10 22:00]

Excelent picture, Gabi! Beautiful composition, rich colours and well done framing. I also like the frame. Very interesting and original photo. ;-)

Hi Gabi, Fantastic shot - very dramatic and original composition and beautiful lighting - very well spotted and captured.
Great work! TFS, Doug

Hi Gabi,
This one has that something special, with the strong backlight creating a most unique image..Without a doubt! :)

Brilliant photo. Ilove the dynamic line of the leaf and the shadow with just the head peeping over the top!

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