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Sand Geckos

By hippysnapper  
These are cute little creatures. Very interesting to watch, trouble is, there quite niffty. This is the best of the 3 I took for focus. I'm still learningSmile Got told off for the automatic flash from my son, they're his.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: MalcolmS, robertjhook, Chinga and 6 more

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DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2012 3:31PM
Shooting through glass is always tricky but you've done a fairly good job, here. They're not super-sharp but the cute pose just about makes up for that. Smile Putting the tank in the sunshine is probably the best way to get more light without worrying your son with the flash. I'm sure it's possible to use flash in a way that doesn't disturb animals such as these; Angi Nelson has loads of amphibian photos (not the same, I know) in her profile that were taken with flash so maybe she can give you some advice if you ask nicely. Smile


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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2012 3:59PM
As I not able to see the detail I am geussing that it is..
I think a tighter crop would be nice...
I would cropall the shadow out so it just underneath there home ..
The top side is quite dull so a crop above Gecko then crop front right side where that shadow is..
That should balance image...

I hope you understand me..

25 Mar 2012 4:02PM
Thanks Dave. It was one of those grab the camera instances where I just needed to get the photo before they did sommat elseSmile It was auto flash. If I'd got to grips with my gun could have put the difuser onSmile I will look at Angi's portfolioSmile
25 Mar 2012 4:06PM
Yes, that is a good idea to cropSmile Gets rid of the glass partition between cages. Thanks guysSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2012 4:41PM
Very unusual. Caught my attention.foloow the experts advice and you've a great capture. Kate
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 6:35PM
I took a dragon lizard without flash and thro glass, it came up ok do you shoot in raw? Sorry for the question but I am playing with a new iPad and for the moment learning myself or I would check your info - good to see you use a NikonWink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 6:36PM
Next question what software are you using to edit your pics?
12 Jun 2012 7:00PM
No, I haven't shot in Raw. I've got the software that came with Nikon and I also use the computers phot software. Had a Nikon D7000 course last month, daughter did their beginners course (I think) she's got Nikon D5100Smile I'm such a novice with digital.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
22 Jun 2012 4:16PM
sublime capture !..
22 Jun 2012 5:32PM

Quote:Sublime capture !..
Thanks SennSmile

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