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By pluckyfilly
I think this IS a Ghekko but if I am wrong please feel free to correct me, the pic was taken at the Butterfly Fm in Stratford last year and the lighting was difficult he is under a ray lamp and you can if you have time see the original in V2 - many thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays upload always grateful for your time and appreciate your input, special thanks to Netta for awarding the picture with her UA gratefully received thankyou

Karen says Iguana and I think maybe right but Albert says Bearded DragonSmile not sure about this any more offerings before I change the name??? thanks one and all

V3 is a heavier crop of the original following Lonely_Oryx suggestion thankyou John I can see this is better - why didnt I spot the obviousSad

Tags: Photo journalism General Black and white Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
11 5.0k 171 England
10 Feb 2013 9:35AM
A gorgeous capture - doesn't it blend in to its surroundings when in black and white!
(I think it's an Iguana though!) Wink

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10 Feb 2013 9:36AM
Wow great mono image well captured.
Allen, Smile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Feb 2013 9:37AM
I don't think it is a Gecko ~ possibly a Bearded Dragon?

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1888 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 9:47AM
Good in b&w - it conveys patterns, textures, and gets rid of that distracting background colour.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Feb 2013 9:48AM
Two super images Ann. I really do prefer V2 however. The lovely gentle colour changes are amazing and I think they give more life to the beast.GrinGrinGrinWinkWink
Hope you continuing to feel better.
10 Feb 2013 9:51AM
Excellent work Ann Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Feb 2013 9:59AM
He's a big fella, Ann, but definitely not a butterfly Wink Colour version for me. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:04AM

Quote:He's a big fella, Ann, but definitely not a butterfly Wink Colour version for me. Carol
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:17AM
V2 for me also - a very beautiful creature straight from the jurassic era. Great shot.
10 Feb 2013 10:27AM
Super images Ann, like both versions, excellent detail captured,
Tibetan 5 3 England
10 Feb 2013 10:31AM
Both for me Ann, each have their own merit! sure it's an Iguana looks like it to me, excellent detail and good in both mono and colour, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
10 Feb 2013 10:41AM
works well in Mono Ann but i think the coulours is a tad better

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Feb 2013 10:46AM
Very good crisp capture of this reptile (there's your IDWinkWink) and it's the colour version that pings with me, Ann.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
10 Feb 2013 10:46AM
Great detail. I would tend to crop of some of the white growth on the LH side
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:49AM
As said Ann, a great shot and the mono is showing the lovely details so well
but has to be the colour for me as a rather magnificent creature
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:55AM

Quote:Great detail. I would tend to crop of some of the white growth on the LH side
colour or mono John?
6 3 8 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 11:12AM
I'm not sure about the b/w version, but the colour one is a cracker. You have got the detail spot on, excellent work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
10 Feb 2013 11:37AM
V3 is much better Ann. The colour version for me.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 12:10PM
V3 is the star.....
isnt this site wonderful ... opens our eyes all around!Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Feb 2013 12:45PM
Look like an Iguana to me Ann but I am no expert, have to go for V3 with the tighter crop. excellent sharp capture!


Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
10 Feb 2013 12:51PM
Beautiful detail and colours Ann, therefore my favourite is V3.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Feb 2013 1:27PM
Do like the b/w very much.......Sandy
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 1:54PM
Has to be V2 & V3 Ann

The mono version loses the nigh on iridescent colours of the beastieSad

I wonder if they feed him on butterfliesWink

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Feb 2013 2:14PM
They look more alive in color-- Thanks for these views!
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
10 Feb 2013 2:57PM
V3 for me Ann... the colour images work better.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 3:34PM
Looks good in mono Ann SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Feb 2013 4:18PM
I'd guess he was an Iguana...but whatever, it's a super shot, Ann, and though I go for the colour version, it's a very fine bit of mono work, and think he and you deserve my UA...Smile
Trev Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 4:55PM
An extremely well observed and composed set of photographs Ann with great colour and detail. "A creature as beautiful as this deserves the full colour"....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 Feb 2013 5:18PM
I really like the mono,but I like the colour even more ,as it gives us more detail.SmileSmile
Brilliant set Ann.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 6:08PM
Love V3 Ann, wonderful image.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 7:01PM
I prefer the colour versions, V3 particularly.
10 Feb 2013 7:26PM
Lovely set but for me the coloured ones seem to work better.
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 7:55PM
Stunning detailAnn, very well done indeed, for me its v2.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 8:39PM
Thanks one and all for your comments
10 Feb 2013 9:07PM
A fantastic mono image Ann
milky 14 Wales
11 Feb 2013 7:20AM
Excellent Mono for me Ann----------MilkyWink
11 Feb 2013 9:26AM
wonderful shots everyone a stunner but i feel that wildlife should always be seen in colour ! it's only my personal preference not in sany way shape or form a criticism!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 10:45PM
The colour versions have far greater impact IMHO, the detail, colours and textures in his scaly skin are terrific in v2 and v3

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