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Peninsular Rock Agama

Peninsular Rock Agama
Photo Information
Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-20 22:37
Viewed: 4020
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A female Psammophilus dorsalis (rock agama) from a rocky scrub jungle habitat near Chennai. These lizards are saxicolous (inhabiting only rocky areas). Due to their habitat specialisation they are patchily distributed in appropriate habitats in the plains and lower hills of south India. Populations could be threatened due to human activities (primarily stone mining), as could be the case with other saxicolous species that occur outside protected areas.

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Hi Ravi,
excellent view and conmosition,TFS

Hello Ravi,
Nice details of the head. Good clarity and contrasted well against the darkened bg. Well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-21 4:03]

Hi Ravi,
Focus, sharpness, pose you captured, colors and the catchlight in the eye look very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Ravi,
What a nice agamid lizard! You capture it in good conditions. All splendid. TFS friend, Greetings from Turkey, Bayram

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-01-21 20:53]

Hello Ravi,

wonderful macro, POV,BG,DOF,compo and color are too good.

Thanks for sharing


Hi Ravi,
This is a perfect and very detailed portrait of this nice animal! Colors and exposure are good and I like this catch light in his eye. As it for composition, I like the way you framed it in an diagonal way but I might have let a little more space in front of him to make the picture "breathe" a little more. But this is still a very nice shot :) Thanks,

merhaba Ravi,
This is great portraite for this agama species with great details, sharpness, eye contact. natural colors and nice BG. good notes. thanks a lot for sharing. best wishes

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-01-25 1:56]

Hi Ravi, this is an attractive fellow - she has quite pretty colours. Very good clarity - she's nice and sharp,
well done

Hi Ravi
Nice portrait of this colorful lizard.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 20:56]

Hello Ravi

There are many excellent things about this photo.
Wonderful sharp focus and detail.The texture of this lizard is fantastic.
The lighting is well handled,and the colours are natural and well saturated.
Your POV is very good,showing amazing eye detail and lovely catch light.
The DOF is excellent ,this lizard is very sharp against a beautiful OOF BG.
Great job.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-29 2:05]

Hello Ravi,
Brilliant close-up of this beautiful Rock Agama. Very sharp and interesting details and colours and a fine dark background. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Ravi,
Many thanks for the feedback I think this is the first time I've seen your work TN is so big now, excellent gallery some amazing pictures congratulations, this is a wonderful shot superb details and colours, exposure is spot-on, all the best Cheers Rick, {I will be back with points, similes icons have disappeared}

Hello Ravi,
This is a real fine close up shot of the rock agama!
great pose with superb sharpness, good colour and perfect details involved!
pleasing presentation indeed
best regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-14 23:18]

Hi Ravi,
I will be back with a proper critique.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-06 11:27]

hello Ravi
successful portrait photo of this reptile
composition, POV, BG, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great

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