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Short Horned Chameleon

Short Horned Chameleon
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon F100, AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 ED, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-05 4:38
Viewed: 7837
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Short Horned Chameleon
(Chamaleo Brevicornis)

Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are squamates that belong to one of the best known lizard families. They are known for their ability to change their color, their elongated, sticky tongue, and for their eyes which can be moved independently of each other. The name "chameleon" means "earth lion" and is derived from the Greek words "chamai" (on the ground, on the earth) and "leon" (lion).

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Hello Andrea,
Wow! Great shot really, I like it a lot especially cause of the subject that you got in their natural habitat. Dark and shiny together on the beautiful greeny bg is perfect also. Great contribution, thank you...

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-05 5:31]

Hi Andrea
Well seen.Good shot of this chameleon. Great background, colours, details, sharpnes and POV.
Well done Andrea


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-05-05 5:42]

Amazing that you've noticed this Chameleon. Good shot, i like the POV.
Well done.
Gr. Hans


Lovely subject that you have captured here! The BG if distanced making the subject stand out. The Composition is great, POV and sharpness of subject are all good. Well Done,

Hello Andrea,
Simple but very effective display of this photo. Sharpness, exposure, and bacground are perfect. TFS

Hi Andrea, Excellent details, POV, DOF, perfct sharpness, Great work, TFS Kyle

Hi Andrea,
Interesting shot. Very good details and colours. Great POV, DOF and sharpness. Well done.
TFS Malgosia

Cavoli! hai fatto conto tondo col punteggio.
Bella foto di questo piccolo camaleonte.
Bella nitidezza, colori e inquadratura.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-05 15:06]

Hello Andrea,

What a wonderful shot of this chameleon!!! Sharpness, bg colour, focus, pov cannot be better!!! I like also the diagonale formed by the reptile and the branch! Very well done and congratulations!!!


Michel (who is really impressed!)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-05 18:38]

Hello Andrea,
Very nice sahot,very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS

hello andrea.
beautiful prime coat. the details of this chameleon are good and with its camouflage it had to be seen.

Hello Andrea,
Exceptional look at this small reptile. Very good Dof and exposure.
Well done........

Hi Andrea,
Well composed shot with great detail and light. Looks very nice against the green BG
Well done and TFS!

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-05-07 21:43]

Wow Andrea, what a marvelous shot you got here. Very sharp and clear. Gorgeous details. just a perfect exposure. Congrats, Gabriel

Hi Andrea,
Really great image. Great composition and exposure. It looks as though you have some sharpneing artifacts on the edges. I can suggest using something like PhotoKit Sharpern Pro as a good way of handling sharpening. As an alternative using USM set to 180,0.3, 10 usually produces good web sharpening.

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  • gari Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 11] (149)
  • [2006-05-11 4:40]

Hola Andrea.Felicidades por tu pagina.De esta imagen, me llama la atencion el mimetismo con su entorno que domina esta especie para su defensa.Bonito contraste y detalles.Gracias.Saludos.

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