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The Lizard Strikes.

By MossyOak  
Find some grasshoppers, place them in a warm log pile and sit back and wait.
Eventually these crafty, scaley creatures appear from there hiding places and strike.
Preperation is the key and a comfy seat as you can wait along time for them to come out from the shadows and strike and then disappear again, to work out their next form of attack.Wink

Natural framing from some foliage in the forground and shallow dof.

Tags: Wild Reptile Close-up and macro Common lizard Wildlife and nature

Voters: pluckyfilly, mauriceegan, nonur and 25 more

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 4:58PM
Well worth the preparation and the wait, great shot with good use of dof

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MossyOak 6 22 15 England
29 Jan 2013 5:05PM
Thank you Ann.Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jan 2013 5:10PM
Poor hoppers, Richard, have you no compassion for these soon-to-be-dinner critters? Wink A top notch capture, both by yourself and by Lizzie Smile Carol
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:12PM
Field craft at it's best RichardSmile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:19PM
Great capture !!!
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 5:37PM
Excellent work Richard, really like the framing and use of DOF

MossyOak 6 22 15 England
29 Jan 2013 5:52PM
Many thanks everyone Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Jan 2013 6:08PM
So worth the wait. Great shot ....Crunch!.......Sandy
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Jan 2013 6:50PM
Fine shot Richard. An interesting day. I remember it well.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 Jan 2013 8:15PM
An excellent image Richard - spot on focus and detail.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
29 Jan 2013 10:53PM
Superbly detailed and timed, Richard. Razor sharp of lizard and prey and the shallow DOF makes this image really dramatic!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 11:15PM
Lovely shot,good timing.
30 Jan 2013 8:13PM
like it definitely worth all the prep work

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