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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma DG 17-70 mm f 2.8-4.5 Macro 1:2.5, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 4, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-09 5:00
Viewed: 3213
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

whilst climbing at Winspit Quarry on the coast on Saturday afternnon, i disturbed this little fella who was hiding amongst the rocks.
This is a Wall Lizard, not native to this country and only here as the result of an artificial introduction in the 1980's. They occur along much of the south coast of Britain, and this particular colony has spread a mile inland to the village of Worth Matravers. They appear to be doing well here amongst the Limestone and are so fast moving it's hard to get one to sit still long long enough to get a decent shot. They seem to almost vanish before your eyes..

Handheld, shot in RAW, cropped, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened.

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Miss_Piggy, haraprasan, Juyona, nglen, MMM, Jamesp has marked this note useful
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Hallo Paul
You have captured this Wall Lizard so well. It displays lovely and sharp, and the interesting textures and patterns are clearly seen. Great eye contact and I love the almost shy way it is looking at you. Superb shot showing fantastic details. The eye is a definite eye-cacther. Splendid macro work. Thanks for sharing an image that I am not use to see from your hand. Kind regards

Hi Paul,
A nice capture of this beautiful common wall lizard. Excellent portrait with sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Paul,
Very impressive lizard's eye, with beautiful colours on a neutral grey background. Nice composition. TFS,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-09 10:27]

Hola amigo,
bella captura,
colorido lizard,
simpático pov. buena iluminación.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-09 12:18]

Hi Paul. Good to see you young man !!. What a great thing to see . You were quick to get this fine close up. Which shows us the markings and large eye. Your use of the light has given bright colours. well done TFS.

Hi Paul,

Good catch, good light. With such reptile is always difficult to strike a balance so that the details remain in the picture, but you've managed very well!

Regards & TFS!


Hello Paul,
Great capture, superb sharpness, depth of field and
detail, beautiful vivid colors, nice clarity and
excellent composition.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-08-06 10:41]

Hi Paul
Nice closed up.Razor charp image.Amasing skin detail.I also like that catch light in the eye.It seem that it want it to pose for you.
TFS Michel

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-08-06 23:55]

Hello Paul

I had no ides these had colonised here. A great shot - excellent pose and great eye contact - plus great timing too!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-22 2:56]

Hi Paul,
such a beauty with a pretty pose looking with agile eye. I like the patterns in has on itsa skin. Nice details and textures shown.
The blurry background make it even more exciting.


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