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Indian Chameleon

By rounakrocks36
Indian Chameleon saw it in Bhigvan Bird Sanctuary and I just love Chameleons.

Tags: Reptile Lizard Colorful Chameleon Wildlife and nature

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dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
22 Mar 2019 11:45AM
We haven't got the EXIF data to analyse the image fully - but it's sharp, well-exposed, and decently composed.

It might be good to have at least a hint of the background visible - but it's also possible that you deliberately suppressed this because of an artificial look, given that the animal is captive.
22 Mar 2019 11:56AM
I think this is excellent just the way it is.
A subject often looks best when placed off-centre in the frame, just as you have done here, but in this particular case I think it would also work if placed centrally.

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
22 Mar 2019 12:02PM
Its a good shot.

I wont hurt if its a little brighter, slightly less contrast, and another option for framing is a longer horizontal crop as in the mod.


mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2019 12:37PM
It's good but flawed for me. We need the Exif, and I wonder how much work you have done on this - it would be good to see the original. The completely blacked out background is fine by me, but the black shadows on the lower body and falling across the right front and rear legs, they are really disconcerting. Working on the original it might be possible to fill in the gaps there.

As this stands, less space at the top and a bit more light on the face...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2019 12:48PM
Modification uploaded, I reduced contrast, put a bit more light on the face and cropped to place the eye on the upper left third.

Looking at this in detail was interesting, there are what look to be fabric folds in the background. We really do need more information, the Exif, the original file and what you have done in processing.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2019 5:45PM
It's a very nicely detailed shot, Rounak.

Since we have no context, no background, I would suggest cropping away some of the black.

I have done a modification where I mirrored the image in order to have the chameleon looking towards the right. Because we read from left to right, we also tend to "read" pictures from left to right, so it feels more comfortable to have the creature this way.
I added some canvas to the left side and cloned in a bit more of the branch, feeling that his tail was a bit too close to the frame edge. I also tried to fill in a bit more of the branch because some of it got lost in the shadows. I then cropped to place his eye on a thirds intersection (see Rule of Thirds).

paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 10:38AM
Te animal is well portrayed, if a touch under exposed, but there is far too much background - which is black - and not enough animal. Thus no one can say the composition is to show habitat!

I doa lot of natural history, and this screams for a crop close to the animal wit a touch more room in front of it's head to give a light offset. I might also reverse it.


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