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Lagarto overo jóven

Lagarto overo jóven
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Zenith 12 XP
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-18 10:29
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Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
A hand long young lizzard. Was photographed with a 58mm lens and a magnifying glass. Imaged scanned

Tupinambis teguixin

Vulgar names: lagarto overo, iguana overa, teyú (spanish).
Length: up to 1,5 meters (half corresponds to the tail).
Weight: 3.5 to 4 kg
Color: in the youngs it is green brilliant, in the adult spots and blackish bands on yellowish bottom.

It abounds from the northeast to the Pampan plain. Usually it lives near rural houses and until suburban. In his youth it`s eat o insects, larvae, spiders, centipede, snails and climbs in the talas to eat his fruits and to sack wasps's nests by his honey. Of adult it is earth dweller and it is fed on frogs, fish, birds, rodents, snakes, eggs, hens and dead animals.
It digs tunnels where they live and lay eggs. Their meat and leather have been persecuted by. It was gotten to export up to 2 million leathers per year in Argentina.

This photo was taken, after a meeting of friends in a ranch (Mr. O`Donnell), after playing soccer and eating lamb.

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Hello Hernan,
Very interesting shot. You've captured it in a great pose. Well done on lighting too. I think in this picture vertical framing would work equally well.
Overall, good shot!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-18 12:22]
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Hello Hernan!
Excellent capture.POV,details,colors,sharpness and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-18 12:40]
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Hi Hernan
Great capture of the green 'monster' in the green grass. Looks like he's ready to bite you. You must be careful with these wild animals (chuckle). And you done it with a magnifying glass...? Wow!
Your composition and POV is very nice. Colours are well saturated. The DOF gave enough space for good details in the face. I do pick up some noise though. I am not sure if this is caused by the scan, ISO settings, USM, or even the magnifying glass. However, it is not a major issue in this specific photo as the green grass disguise that to a degree. The exposure was handled pretty well.
You did very good work with the equipment. TFS.

Hi Hernan,
two tumbs up for the way you made this photo, the use of a magnifying glass. The DOF and colors are great. Good work with the scanning.

Hi Hernan,
well taken, exciting action shot of that little dragon.
Looks good! Thanks and best regards,

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-03-18 17:07]

Hi Hernan,
Very dynamic shot, with suggested mouvement, the lizzard seeming to glide into the picture due to diagonal composition. Excellent sharpness on eye and great POV, saturated beautiful green colours. TFS, Patrick

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-18 17:47]

Bonsoir Herman!

Excellent focus,les détails et la netteté sont parfaits.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.


Hi Hernan,
Very impressed that you took this pic with a magnifying glass .. cant quite imagine how ... Congratulations! Agree with thistle that vertical cropping would be better for this image.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-19 1:51]

Hi Hernan,
The POV here is great. Beautiful colors.
The BG is a bit noisy, but it does not take away from the action on this shot. TFS. : )

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-19 7:06]

Privet Hernan.
The open red snake mouth draws attention to a background of different shades of green color. Beautifully - draws and pushes away simultaneously.

Very fun moment captured here, Hernan! I love how the depth of field amplifies the "danger" here!

Hi Hernan,
This is a really neat shot! He looks pretty fierce coming out of the grass. Outstanding colors and sharp detail. Excellent work here!

Excellent Composition, colors ,DOF and good POV, keep it coming
Goutham R

Hi Hernan,
It's so interesting subject. How can you be so close to the lizard, it should be so brave. Composition, pov, focusing all are perfect. By the way bon appetite my friend. I love playing soccer too.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-20 9:28]
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buenisima toma! increibles detalles. me gusta que este con la boca abierta. lo hace mas dramatico. desde el punto de vista parece una serpiente. tfs, gabriel

Hi Hernan,
Very cool shot, I like it. Good sharp detail, nice colors and light. Great DOF, for this type of shot. Very nice POV and open mouth pose, Well done.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-03-20 22:53]

Ola Hernan! What a nice shot!!! Amazing capture! Nice POV, colours and sharp details! Saludos!

The colors are incredible! Excellent POV and focus on the head. Congratulations and TFS!

Hi Hernan,
you have captured this lepard very nice, good action and POV.
It's a bit noisy but thats not disturbing much.
Well composed and good detials.
Well done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-22 2:28]

Hola Hernan.

Verde verde que te quiero verde,....Que ricos verdes capturaste en esta toma, el lagarto da el efecto de parecer vibora,excellente fotografia, esa carita entre enojada y sonriente me recuerda "jurasic park".

Saludos ....RICARDO.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-23 22:46]

So it's a lizard and not a snake!! First glance I thought is was a snake! Good shot of it Hernan, it looks so good coming out from the grass. Terrific colours and sharpness too. Well done,

Bonjour Hernan,
Fantastique ce lézard et tous ces tons de vert, c'est une très belle photo,
Bruno (cooper)

hola hernan,
great capture having well-seen details,nice colours,good composition and good POV.
thank you for sharing.


Superb shot! The composition is excellent, very good sharpness on the snakes head. Good lighting in his eyes and mouth also. Image has a 3D feel - looks like her is coming out of my screen!


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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-04-10 20:06]

Brrr!!! Jamais je n'oserais faire une telle photo. Par contre je dois admettre qu'elle est très bien réussie. C'est très nette et l'exposition est précise. Le point de vue est très impressionnant. Bravo, belle photo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-14 4:17]
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Hola Germán,
Debe resultar difícil conseguir una foto tan nítida de un lagarto, al menos si huyen tan rápido como los largartos comunes de España. Fotogénica pose la del lagarto, que parece plantarte cara.
Buen trabajo.
José M.

Hello Hernan,
I'm amazed by your composition here, it is very well balanced from a good POV!
DOF is spot on, wonderful colours and the green is just awesome...
Pablo -

Excellent tight and colorful capture. Perfect composition, nice DOF.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-20 20:40]

Hello Hernan,
Very impressive POV and colours! Nice low-key tones.
Good informative note.
I like it a lot...
Best greetings,

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