Laudakia stellio cypriaca
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2011-04-08 7:34]
Ciao Gert, fatastic portrait of amazing creature, splendid sharpness, perfect focus on eye, fine details, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good weeek end, ciao Silvio
- ciopper13 (1772)
- [2011-04-08 7:38]
Excellent portrait with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!!!
- achimmircea (6246)
- [2011-04-08 7:40]
A wonderful portrait captured with amazing details and excellent sharpness. I also like natural colours, POV and OOF BG. Well done!
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2011-04-08 7:40]
And your 1st post after 3 months is absolutely beautiful and such a delight to look at. The glint in the lizard's eye is lovely and I like the way it looks at you or your camera. The photography of the lizard's scales is absolutely praiseworthy as it is seen with great clarity. I also favour the blurred patterns in the background. Thanks for sharing and welcome back. Best regards.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2011-04-08 7:49]
Gert, I'm sure you had a wonderful holiday in the temprate climes of Cyprus. Great to have you back with a gem of a picture from that lovely part of the world!
This is the kind of nature photography that used to inspire rank amateurs like me some years ago when TN was the best in the world. You and many others of your calibre were the role models for us at that time. Sadly, most of them have now moved elsewhere.
Thanks for giving a glimpse of that era through this masterly image of a Star Lizard.
Hope you are keeping well.
- Argus (50626)
- [2011-04-08 8:00]
A very fine close portait of a male L. stellio cypriaca.
The head and neck are well portrayed with superb sharpness, colours and set in a perfect composition that suits the lateral POV. The BG is nicely OOF too.
Thanks and have a good weekend,
Hälsningar från ett stormigt Skåne,
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2011-04-08 8:08]
Excellent photo Gert! It is better than mine!
- uleko (10940)
- [2011-04-08 8:29]
Hej Gert and welcome home!!
I recognize this fellow that you captured very nicely here! Fantastic details and colours and well framed too. When we stayed at Paphos there were lots of these on the cliffs just below the hotel, it was great to watch their behaviour.
You're so lucky to have escaped this horrible long winter in Sweden!!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla
- paolo49 (6200)
- [2011-04-08 8:33]
Hello Gert, beautiful first floor of this ... a living dinosaur, a beautiful image with light and incredible detail. All the best, Paul
- horias (11033)
- [2011-04-08 8:34]
What a beauty!!!
Great sharp details and colors!
- PaulLees (9004)
- [2011-04-08 8:37]
Welcome back to TN,
Lovely portrait of the Laudakia stellio Lizard Gert, good sharpness and fine detail, lovely natural colours, nice highlighted eye,
Congratulations and well done, have a wonderful weekend Gert,
- ana974 (4857)
- [2011-04-08 8:59]
Absolutely amazing ! Great shot indeed! A truly master piece, dear Gert! The sharpness is wonderful! lovely contact eye and fine details.
In a simple word: GORGEOUS !Many congrats and WELCOME BACK !TFS
Have a nice w-end !
- lousat (65489)
- [2011-04-08 9:00]
Hi Gert,fantastic portrait of this beautiful lizard,she seems pose just for you..ehehe..very impressive point of view and perfect light for the best result in sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano
- bungbing (7743)
- [2011-04-08 9:37]
This is amazing sharpness details on this creature, very good close-up shot with natural colours,
Thanks for sharing, have a nice week end,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2011-04-08 10:51]
This is a great portrait photo of this lizard,
fine POV and framing, great focus sharpness
and details, beautiful bokeh of the background,
the small catch-light render the photo more beautiful,
- maurydv (36428)
- [2011-04-08 11:19]
a superb macro shot of this Lizard, impressive details, marvellous colours, excellent point of view, very well done
Have a good weekend
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2011-04-08 13:11]
Fantastic portrait of a superb species. Excellent colors and very good details.
The light in the eye is splendid. Exceptional capture!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2011-04-09 2:49]
How nice to see you back. We need photographers like you with this kind of fascinating photos. We can learn a lot about it. What a perfection! Even the eye contact is amazing. Hope you got more of this beauties.
- yiannis (5400)
- [2011-04-10 10:38]
Excellent close-up photograph with great detail. regards yiannis
- Athila (1982)
- [2011-04-13 9:55]
It has been a long time. But you're back with a beautifull shot. Extremly sharp, well exposed, splendid "bohkey" even at F/14. The contrasty light render a felling of harsh condition. Slendid image and TFS.
- pilonm (3321)
- [2011-04-14 7:09]
I'm very glad to see you back on TN :)
And you come back with a wonderful picture of this Star Lizard!!! WOW!!! What a fantastic image showing us so many details on the reptile skin. The composition is solid, anchoring the animal firmly on the lower right corner of the frame. Il like also the bg sharing similar colors with the lizard.
A great pic and TFS!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2011-05-07 6:50]
Cyprus is an excellent place for wintering, I think. Your shots are the best proof of it. Superb portrait of an amazing reptile. I like composition of the shot, impressive head turning and glance of the model. Brilliant lights and details. BG is also splendid as well as common colour palette. Well done and best regards.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2011-05-21 10:24]
Ciao Gert. Wow! Great portrait here. Razor detail and perfect sharp with impressive focused eye.
- tiborsos (1467)
- [2011-07-04 3:54]
nice close-up, tfs.