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Madagascan Ground Gecko wandering around for somewhere to hide...
but no escaping the macro shot!


Another from the macro day with Wild Arena
those eyes !!!

My thanks to you all for all the good wishes and comments yesterday
and now I must get on with processing wedding images as next week off to Cornwall

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Sep 2012 - 2:39 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Time to Smile
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:26 Sep 2012 - 11:54 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Madagascan Ground Gecko, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:276
Unique Views:110

Comments

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:56 AM

As good as you were ever going to get it at F16 Lillian, he must have been tiny!

Ade

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

Trying to hide but too successfully with you prowling around with your lens, Lillian:
Lovely shot as it peers round the trunk and as you say those eyes are something else.
Beautiful detail and colours.
Ronnie.

debu
debu  5 India
26 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:58 AM

Simply marvellous Lillian.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 12:06 PM

Perfect composition Lillian - wonderful detail and a lovely smile!! Smile
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 26 Sep 2012 - 12:06 PM
Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
26 Sep 2012 - 12:06 PM

Superb Lillian, great detail,
Fred.

ValSaxby
ValSaxby Plus Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 12:34 PM

Stunning image Lillian - Your images from this Wild Arena shoot are really brilliant.

Val

rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 12:49 PM

Excellent close up Lillian, texture and all !! And of course those eyes !!
Ron.

morpheus1955
26 Sep 2012 - 12:55 PM

Fantastic shot Lillian, superb detail and as you say those eyes !!!!

Hugh

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 12:59 PM

It's all about the eyes in this one.
Superb.
KateGrinGrinGrin

achieverswales
26 Sep 2012 - 1:00 PM

Love it Lillian a big Ah factor here for this delightful lizard.

I am a bit worried about Nathan! (NDODS) I know he has not been well and I see he has been removed from the site, does any one know if he is all right! if you do know please put our minds at rest.

Regards

Trev.

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:11 PM

Wonderful eyes and a wonderful smile indeedSmileSmile
Carole

Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis Plus Member 10Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:27 PM

Superb !!

David

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:40 PM

nothing can hide from your lens very successfully--- a great shot!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:43 PM

Superb image Lillian.....
Sandy

User_Removed
26 Sep 2012 - 1:52 PM

Staring and smiling right at you I wonder if its thinking mmm lunch? Great detail and colourful image. another top photograph. Well done Lillian.
Bob

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:56 PM

Absolutley Superb LillianGrin
Diane

digital_boi
26 Sep 2012 - 1:56 PM

fine work again Lillian superb detail

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

gingerdelight
26 Sep 2012 - 2:04 PM

Yet another stunner!
Carol

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51215 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 2:13 PM

Smack on the button again, Lillian. Wonderful detail, great macro.

Dave

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 2:18 PM

Brilliant shot Lillian

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
26 Sep 2012 - 2:30 PM

Superb macro shot Lillian. Moira

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 2:47 PM

A brilliant shot, Lillian, and well done on getting him to smile! Wink
Trev Smile

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 2:55 PM

Simply superb Lillian
Jim

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 3:22 PM

he looks really intelligent !!!
great omage

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Sep 2012 - 3:26 PM

Super like it good detail like the eye, awards well deserved, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 3:44 PM


Quote: As good as you were ever going to get it at F16 Lillian, he must have been tiny!

Ade

Cant help but agree with this comment Lillian. Super macro shot.
Ron

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8168 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 3:53 PM

A beautiful image, Lillian. Carol

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 4:27 PM

Brilliant shot and smile.

JohnChambersPhotography

God capture Lillian nice detail lovely colour.

John

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10512 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 5:02 PM

Yes a cracker Lillian.

graceland
graceland  102478 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 5:16 PM

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fabulous
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lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 5:39 PM

Brilliant shot Lillian. well done.

John Smile

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 6:02 PM

Top notch image Lillian.
Brian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 6:07 PM

Beautiful selective focus on the head and that's where it really matters Lillian,
Geoff.

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 7:06 PM

First class photography Lillian.

Albert

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 7:45 PM

Thank You everyone, and to Val, David, and Eric for your UA's and to David for the GEA and so pleased
The F16 was what I was instructed to use due to the small Gecko here and had to stand back from him most of the time
this had to be the hardest of all the macro creatures I photographed.Smile
Lillian

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:10 PM

Superb macro Lillian..Lin

Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 8:12 PM

Its yet another superb macro shot Lillian. Huge eyes and great smile.
Ray

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 - 8:13 PM

Great close up Lillian, Peter..

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:07 PM

The eyes are wonderful Lillian.
Joan.

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
26 Sep 2012 - 9:30 PM

Brilliant Lillian that eye is excellent. Superb detailed capture.

John

paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:06 PM

Can't improve this one Lillian. Simply perfect.
Matt

elainebaker
26 Sep 2012 - 10:17 PM

Excellent. Love the eyes. Great close up. Elaine

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:33 PM

good detail and eye contact

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:42 PM

Good tight head shot Lillian.
Super shot.
Mick.

PhillipMinnis
27 Sep 2012 - 6:48 AM

Another incredible image, Lillian! Congratulations on the GEA!


Cheers

Phil

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:06 AM


Quote: Beautiful selective focus on the head and that's where it really matters Lillian,
Geoff.

I quite agree

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 8:48 AM

Good details and colours in this Lillian
Regards Richard

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64904 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 10:27 AM

Oh, he's very handsome. Smile

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 - 11:40 AM

Stunning shot! Wonderful little creature and you've done him justice! Grin
IB

howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 5:49 PM

Lillian Stunning work as always Smile
Iain

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8248 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 8:24 PM

Brilliant detail and clarity especially in the eye

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:25 PM

what a mesmerizing eye!

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