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Here's Looking at U

Here's Looking at U
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm f2.8 Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-20 19:14
Viewed: 3639
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The chameleon is one of the strangest looking animals on the planet, well at least it is my opinion. I thought this one would be nice to add to the collection on treknature to share since there are so many reptile lovers on this site.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-05-20 19:50]

Bonsoir Paul,

Amazing animal, amazing picture, amazing colors, amazing sharpness, amaizing exposure, amazing talent.

I am always happily surprised to all those different creatures you present. I am also surprise of the sharpness. I bought the Nikon 105 VR macro, but I am not sure it's the best choice, the non VR seems lot sharper. Mobile glass element can give a feeling of steadiness, but I wonder if it is not like simply having a loose glass element in a good lens. I should make some test with the VR disactivated, may ben I'll see some improvment.

Anyway, I am getting away from the purpose of criticizing picture. You have made an excellent image with a lot of visual impact. Nice work and TFS.


Hello Paul

Amazing clarity,especially in the eyes.
Excellent vivid colours too.
The lighting and exposure is spot on.
Great job.


A super high quality image again, well composed with tons of detail and great natural colors, Paul! Yes, that species represent indeed one of the most exotic animals on the planet, I think as well! Good job!
George Veltchev

Hallo Paul
Strange looking - yes. Beautiful - debateable. Colourful- with no doubt. Eye-catching - off course. Fascinating - over and over. Photography - splendid. Overall assessment - praiseworthy. Display - Awesome.
Thanks for sharing this reptile that looks like it has been stitched together by 1000's of colourful beads. It is a remarkable specimen and you are a very, very fortunate photographer to have been able to capture and share it with us. Indeed a painters dream. Best regards.

this one is a funky shot, great colors, and good focus


hello Paul
this is super MACRO
great details and beautiful colours
very good light
thanks greeting lou

Hello Paul,
This is a fantastic animal, and you've managed to photograph so perfect! great portrait, perfect textures (textures really amazing!) Very good job! congratulations and happy weekend!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-05-21 11:22]

Hi Paul

Another stunning chameleon macro from you, buddy!
I have no idea what color t-shirt you wear but these guys when they look at you they really light up :))
Excellent composition with this tight view of this dude, terrific sharpness and lighting and a great contrast with the BG.
Exceptional job overall, mf!

Bravo and TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-21 11:43]

Hello Paul,
A fantastic pallet of colours. Superb clarity and sharpness. Beautiful contrasting dark BG. Very nice POV and composition.
Good weekend,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-21 17:25]

This guy is more colorful than a butterfly.
Impressive sharp eyes, great depth of field for a frontal point of view and well saturated colors.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-05-21 18:25]

Where do you go to take these amazing chameleon shots?
The colors on this guy are not to be believed.
I love the way he is looking at you. Very cool pose.
Yeah... They are strange looking indeed... and beautiful!
TFS. : )

nice face :) greetings Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-23 4:47]

Hello Paul,
Awesome detail, color, DOF and exposure in this close-up image. Those penetrating eyes of his are simply stunning. What a gorgeous little fellow he is, thanks for sharing with us. Super job!!!

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-26 15:49]

Hi Paul,

I had no idea that a chameleon possessed such dramatic and varied colouration. I knew that a chameleon was able to blend in with its environment, but I had thought that its colour-changeability was primarily due to its ability to adjust its shades of green. Evidently, it has an incredible palette of colours from which to choose. Thank you for presenting such a treasure for the enjoyment and education of visitors to TN's gallery.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-27 11:05]

Hi Paul
Waw...what a beautiful chameleon.
Perfect sharp details and colors.I like the eyes .
Congratulation for this beauty!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-05-29 1:09]

YIKES !!! Mar's Attack's !!!

:-) lol

Hi Paul , strangest looking creature indeed , bumping into this fella I would expect for it to say "take me to your leader Earthling" :-)

not really sure how to critique this one , it is a fantastic image of a fantastic creature , great stuff.

TFS & Regards

Hi Paul,
what amazing and beautiful colours! Great sharpness of this superb photo. It looks like a portrait,
well done,

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-02-10 7:48]

Hello, this has got to be one of the most unique creatures on the planet. It looks like he is looking straight at us. Excellent sharpness. professional all around.

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