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#1 rospondek

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

Apologies to every animals enthusiast in here if I'm wrong with the species :)

 

A little family meeting celebrated with unexpected little guest(s). First time I tried to catch a lizard so I guess there is a lot to improve. But anyway I really like those shots, especially those on the rocks :)

 

Settings:

Body: D500

Lens: Nikkor 105mm Macro

Aperture: f/3.0 (first), f/3.2 (rest)

ISO: 50 (first), 100 (rest)

Exposition: 1/250s

Distance: 1m (first), 2m (second), 1,5m (third), 1m (it was supposed to be the fourth one... she run away :D )

 

I'm not putting this to macro cause they are just simple wide shots with the lens :)

 

Enjoy :wub:

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:18 PM

I don't know enough about lizards to contradict you, Rospondek ;)

But what I have heard, from a thing called "the internet" is that giant lizards from outer space disguised as humans are actually running the planet.

And may I say, they are doing a completely sh*t job of it.

I reckon a greater DoF would have got his tail in focus.

Great job at actually getting the little fella in frame at all !

Must go - Le Mans practice on Eurosport :D



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:33 PM

Thanks Roderick :)

Agreed with lower aperture :)

It was pretty quick action. I tried to first catch the eye in focus. They are too quick to play with settings. Their technology is way too advanced for me  :ph34r:  2m sprint in about 1s :lol:

What is worse, you can see only the histogram in the sun.

I don't know this lens too much to guess the focal plane depends on the distance :) And this is first time I saw this creature in person :D

Eye in focus. Job done :lol:

 

Le Mans... Have a nice evening!



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:21 PM

Great Pics!  Awesome looking little lizard. 



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:57 PM

On my monitor most of the lizard is out of focus in all 3 shots. The first has better focus but at an awkward angle for a small creature. My guess, given your settings, is that you were going for a macro shot but changed your mind?  In any case, I would like to see more of the subject in focus or just go for it and make it a portrait shot. 



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:02 AM

Nice shots! I like the 3rd the most.  The narrow DOF works well here.  


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:15 AM

Yup looks to me that you were going for the eye in all your pics and got it in all three... I have tried to capture little lizards while on holiday and failed, they can be very fast.. and I don't do fast.

 

Rod, Le Mans, been there done that (2002) and even took some pics...(-:






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