Do I look tired?
Very nice DOF. I really like the sharpness of this old boy --- and the photo too :)
Excellent colour and details, great composition, nice BG.
Very nice portrait.Simple BG,details,sharpness,POV expression on face and composition are perfect.Excellent work my friend!TFS...:-)
Difficult to tell how big that animal is and this is good!
What a nice pose. Looks so... wainting ;-) Do you thnkt it is scared by you?
I've not seen one of these before in teh flesh - I MUST get to the zoo one day.
Good colours and details Sweety, he is a tad soft, but I think it would always be hard to get him sharp all over with that lumpy skin! Your POV is great, he's posing so well for you. Good job! Well done.
Nice shot Sweety.
When these guys are still they are easy to photograph but they also hide for a long time.
Great work on waiting for him to come out so you could share him.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-07-26 6:40]
Very nice Tuatara Sweety! Good pose, sharpness and colorfull surfaces of its skin. Smart eye and great looking yellow area around it. I like it!
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-07-26 7:45]
Wonderful capture.Sharp details,POV,framing and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.
- christophe (1781)
- [2005-07-26 8:39]
Great capture, composition and colors
In a friendly way Christophe
it's anice one Sweety,
very good in pov and what a dof, fantastic, try next time to capture a look of the eyes in the camera, farther I like the details, good job,
Yep you look knackered! Hi Sweety, good shot. Is this a Tuatara? It looks different to all the pictures I have seen in the past...although I haven't seen that many pictures! The composition is nice and you've got a pretty good focus. There appears to be some banding on the BG in the lower left. A little more DOF would have been nice but I can see you were struggling with the light.
- halki (471)
- [2005-07-26 10:20]
Superb shot.Sharpness and details are amazing.Very well done!Thanks for posting.
- electra (679)
- [2005-07-26 15:38]
what a unfriendly looking guy, but a great portrait. I like it, it is very sharp an clear. Good job.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-07-26 16:24]
To me, you don't.
Nice post, Sweety. Great pov and composition; excellent bg.
I would try to add some more sharpness, but that's just an opinion.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-07-26 20:32]
This is an excellent portrait! Good detail and colors. This shot has a perfect OOF backround that makes your subject stand out. Excellent notes!!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-07-27 3:53]
Beautiful and interesting portrait for this superb Tuatara ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Sweety.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-07-27 4:03]
Sweety, this is a excellent Picture. i can Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. Well done.
Its an interesting critter, Sweety. I am glad you managed to post in the rush time.
Given your distance from the subject you might consider using a bit more DOF. You used ISO400 and still did not have enough light to get an acceptable DOF. You might try using the flash to get that extra light in there but have to diffuse it or bounce it at this distance.
Nice image Sweety. Its well seen and composed. Too bad it had to be taken through the glass as it has caused a lack of sharpness. Your choice of depth of field is critical and I agree with gerhard's comments. Kind regards, Rob