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Warming in the Sun

Warming in the Sun
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-05 11:38
Viewed: 3773
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another image from Mt Miron in the north. It is anaother example of the range of wildlife I came across that day.
This fella was happy to pose as he warmed himself on a rock in the warm sun.Only when I got close did he scurry down into his hole only to pop back out after I went past.

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Looks more like baking in teh sun:-) With all of that amoure I wonder...why do reptiles like the sun? Now I must go and learn. Very sharp image with an other worldly appearance..
OB 08

Hello David,

This resembles my husband when the sun is out.
Big stretch, head up and remain perfectly still!

The focus and details on the lizard are strikingly good! He shows up well against the blurred b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your feedback on 'Where's Mum?'

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-05 12:37]

Hi David,

What a marvelous pose as he raises his head and tail. Excellent shot of this lizard on the rock. Very sharp details of the head and the nicely colored and patterned skin. I love the eye!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-06-05 13:14]
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Hi David

I wish I knew what this is to be able to help you, but I'm out of my depth. Probably some kind of agama or dragon family. I searched quite a bit on the web for it, but it is always difficult when you're in the dark with flat torch batteries.

Anyway, this one is as sharp as can be from a good DOF range and giving you a lovely pose while basking in the sun. The BG is well OOF and isolated and the exposure was perfectly balanced showing excellent contrasts on the dark reptile.

Well done and TFS.

Hi David,
What a perfect example of a basking agamid happily absorbing the warmth of the sun, finely captured in sharp focus and good exposure, against a pleasantly OOF darkish BG. A beautiful composition indeed! TFS this lovely scene.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-05 16:30]

Hi David,the moment to take is simply fantastic,excellent quality of sharpenss and colours,and the position of light make a difference,my best compliments,luciano

Hello David,

nicely captured this cute Lizard.Very good BG, DOF and POV.
I know nothing from Lizards so I can't help you for the name.


very nice shot! well focused and detailed. nice composition too

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-06-06 3:37]

nice exemplar! very nice dof. very well done. tfs

Hello David,

Excellent composition with a beautiful pose of this lizard enjoying the sun warmth. Excellent focus and great detail of the skin. Excellent OOF background too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-06 10:29]

Hello David,
Wonderful photo. Don't have much time, sorry. Excellent!
Have a good weekend,

Hallo David
I must admit, I do not like to comment on reptiles because I know to little about the subject. In the same breath I must add that looking at this image, this little rascal's grabbed my attention. I do not why I have this feeling but this looks like a “naughty boy” in the reptile world.
Its body has a lovely display of patterns and markings, and the long tail is really something special. A lovely capture of this cute little fellow. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-08 21:01]

Hello David,
Dont i adore this smart looking subject of yours, who seem to be really looking for a good tan ....these creatures always look impressive the way they raise their heads and stand up in the sun...nice muted Bg offsetting the subject, superb details and sharpness.
Well done,indeed.
TSF & Cheers

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