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This is Elton clinging on thinking about a leap to freedom

Taken at Wild Arena last visit, and returning again in two weeks...so better finish this series!
as have bought a new 100mm macro lens

Had a fantastic time in Cornwall last week great weather and certainly great company

Thank You all for the awards and comments on the frog, very grateful and appreciated

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Hanging on!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:22 Oct 2013 - 11:44 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Gecko, General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:47 AM

wonderful shot

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 11:50 AM

He's a beauty. Well captured.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:52 AM

Fascinating reptile Lillian.
Ron

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Oct 2013 - 11:54 AM

They have an amazing grip with those claws Smile I always had one or more as a child, but where we live now they are only a small variety and they are very scarce. I love the colours on this beauty Lillian Smile

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:55 AM

What an array of colours Elton is displaying for your shot, Lillian: the arrangement of the subject within the frame could not be better, the detail every bit as impressive as ever from you, and the black b/g again showing off the animal and it's 'perch' to perfection.
From that, you may assume I think this one's "nae bad".
R.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 22 Oct 2013 - 11:55 AM
NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:59 AM

Brilliant colours...............I agree with Ronnie...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:04 PM

Very nice work...

Dave

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1680 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:06 PM

Superb image.
Nigel

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:09 PM

What a beautiful creature, Lillian, and a great capture, too Smile Carol

achieverswales
22 Oct 2013 - 12:09 PM

He is a beauty Lillian, glad the weather held for you.

Regards

Trev.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Oct 2013 - 12:13 PM

Excellent Lillian, great detail,
Fred.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64341 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:19 PM

I love the turquoise version here. Unusual and very pretty.
x

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:28 PM

Fantastic picture Lillian, love the dark background it really makes him stand out. I also have just bought the Canon 100mm F2.8 L IS macro lens, i as yet haven't taken a great deal with it, apart from the grandkids it really does also take great detailed portraits

Caziwinkles
22 Oct 2013 - 12:40 PM

Excellent image of Elton here Lillian. Love the composition of this.
I will look out for you on the 9th November!! Smile

Carol

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:47 PM

Elton sure has a multicolored jacket on...beautifully captured and presented Lillian

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:49 PM

One to be envied! He looks like a musaic! You get my UA today for this beauty! PattiSmileSmileSmile

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:51 PM

That camera and lens combo in your hands Lillian, to say I am looking forward to the results is an understatement as this image shows. - gary

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 12:59 PM

Beautifully composed and presented. GrinGrin Peter.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 1:30 PM

A little colourful hanger onGrin
Joan.

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 1:33 PM

Yet another superb shot Lillian. Gorgeous colour and excellent detail.
Ray

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 1:49 PM

Just superb Lillian, you've got these off to a fine art.SmileSmileSmile
Brian

digital_boi
22 Oct 2013 - 1:56 PM

Elton I assume named after his splendid skin something Elton John may have had designed for stage excellent colour light detail and texture nice to know all went well in Cornwall and a new toy sounds good to me


GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 1:59 PM

Fantastic pose and expression.
Lovely capture!
Diane

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:10 PM

Gorgeous colours Lillian.
And he is better looking than Elton John !!
Mick.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:26 PM

It appears he has a very useful tail, love the color contrasts!

graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:44 PM

F-A-B-------------WELLDONE

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:52 PM

Excellent capture LillianSmile

Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 3:21 PM

A brilliant pose and wonderful colours.
KateGrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 3:47 PM

Huge details and clarity in this amazing composition, Lillian! The black background brings in all the beauty of this image!
George

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 3:54 PM

Elton is an amazing creation of nature !
Captured beautifully.

B.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 3:56 PM

Beautifully done Lillian, hope the new lens meets with your expectations Wink
Geoff.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:04 PM

He looks as if he's covered in jewels - beautifully captured Lillian! And welcome back..... Smile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:05 PM

Beautiful quality work on this handsome chap, Lillian! Have fun with your new lens Wink
Trev Smile

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
22 Oct 2013 - 4:28 PM

stunning shot great colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:35 PM

Stunning image Lillian, amazing detail and colours, love it

Hugh

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:36 PM

What a superb image Lillian. Wonderful detail and the most delightful colouring.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 22 Oct 2013 - 4:36 PM
rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:39 PM

Stunning detail and colour, Lillian. Well presented too.

Ray

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:55 PM

Brilliant colours and a brilliant capture.

Albert

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:59 PM

Beautiful colours and well captured.
Ju

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 5:30 PM

Gorgeous shot Lillian, amazing colours and super pose.

John Smile

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 5:34 PM

An extremely colourful Character.

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:04 PM

Glad you had a wonderful time in Cornwall. An amazing capture Lillian, posing well for you and gorgeous colours GrinGrin

Kathryn

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:13 PM

love that curling tail especially

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 6:30 PM

Brilliant.GrinGrin
Myra

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114491 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:36 PM

Great stuff Lillian, hope all is well in your world,

Regards.....Ade

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:47 PM

Reptalien Grin The shape makes this a winner Lillian.

Dave

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 7:11 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 7:59 PM

I think I'm in love isn't he beautiful and such a handsome fella.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 8:26 PM

What a lovely shot Lillian. Cathy

vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 8:29 PM

The composition, colours and detail are just wonderful.

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8504 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 8:42 PM

Super image Lillian.....doesn't seem to be much wrong with the lens you've already got!

Roger.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:08 PM

Another Lillian masterpiece, your model has amazing colours and this pose is just wonderful, all head and claws and tail, and the detail on that face is exceptional.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:13 PM

Love Elton's wonderful colouring Lillian - super image.
Brian.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:15 PM


Quote: What an array of colours Elton is displaying for your shot, Lillian: the arrangement of the subject within the frame could not be better,
R.

Ronnie said it for me.

pks
pks  10 England
22 Oct 2013 - 10:18 PM

wonderful detail

peter

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 12:00 PM

Ooo...nice one on the new lens Smile

Gorgeous detail and colour you've captured on Elton here, Lillian.

Looks like he's about to take off like Rocketman Grin

Andrew

capto
capto e2 Member 21043 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 10:19 PM

Spot on everything, lovely image. He looks like something from the confectionary counter. Smile

ivor

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 - 8:19 PM

Marvellous Grin

P.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2013 - 9:05 PM

Terrific textures, details and colours in his scaly skin Lillian, this is wonderful portrait of this handsome fellow

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