Fascinating Lizard

© M.Christine Duncan

Fascinating Lizard

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/26/2009 7:33:16 PM

Outstanding clarity and a beautiful iguana. #1119200

M.Christine Duncan 4/26/2009 7:39:24 PM

Hey, thanks Donna! Very kind of you to pop in to comment m'dear... animals aren't normally my forte, but I'm learning! I appreciate your lovely comment! Thanks again :-) #7453837

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic 4/26/2009 8:26:24 PM

A wonderful, tack sharp shot. Great job! #7453898

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 4/26/2009 8:43:42 PM

I remember this handsome fella!Outstanding clarity in this great capture, Christine! Fantastic details and texture! 'twas fun shooting with you and Christine L. today. Thanks for the invite!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #7453928

Tommy E. Burgess 4/26/2009 11:41:27 PM

Outstanding capture Christine!! #7454200

Larry L. Redmon level-classic 4/27/2009 9:06:41 AM

Great job on this, Christine! #7456136

Marisol Pastor 4/27/2009 12:28:38 PM

Incredible detail and sharpness Christine! #7456932

M.Christine Duncan 4/27/2009 2:19:44 PM

Thank you "Achie", I was surprised to see it turn out okay when I had to shoot through some mesh for this one!

Hi Lisa ;-) Thanks for shooting with us m'dear, we'll be sure to meet up again. It really was so great to meet you in person!!! (Psst... Brad Pitt rode the Maid of the Mist yesterday... and we missed him!!! I had to laugh after we talked about him briefly, lol)
Thanks for the kudos on this as well, have a great week girl!

Hey Tommy, hope you're doing well, thanks for the kind remark... appreciate that!

Thanks Larry, pretty sure I've spotted your terrific B&W amongst the winners... gotta go congratulate you now!!!

Marisol, thanks so much! I thought these guys were really cool to watch! #7457247

Sherry McClead 4/27/2009 2:54:03 PM

Outstanding detail Christine! Great job getting this through mesh!

Sherrybear #7457341

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 4/27/2009 2:59:28 PM

Awesome Christine... doesn't even look like there is mesh there!!!
Beautiful colouring too!! I had a great time with you and Lisa yesterday... hope to do it again!!
SMILING #7457358

Ken Jarvis level-classic 4/27/2009 3:33:26 PM

Christine, whatever you done you done it just right! Excellant detail and clarity! #7457438

Christina N. Seuser 4/27/2009 3:46:23 PM

You did a great job Christine, the detail is wonderful! He really is fascinating :) Wonderful capture! #7457469

M.Christine Duncan 4/27/2009 4:16:51 PM

Thanks Sherry... the trick seems to be to stand directly infront of it, a fair distance from it though, and to shoot past the mesh squares and focus on the subject behind. I found the right open square I guess :-) A good DOF helps too!

Thank you Ken, I appreciate that! Was sorry to hear you couldn't make it... still on for the waterfalls though?

Thank you Chrisina :-) They had a lovely salad breakfast just before we got there... I think he was content, lol.


M.Christine Duncan 4/27/2009 4:21:20 PM

Ack... okay firstly, Christina - I misspelled your name.. so sorry girl!

Secondly, I almost missed your comment Chris L!!!! Sheesh. Yes, I'm sure we'll do some more shooting soon! It was a blast! Thanks girl!!! #7457551

Aimee C. Eisaman 4/27/2009 7:33:33 PM

No whats facinating girl are your photog skills! Off the chart! Love it! :~) #7458599

M.Christine Duncan 4/28/2009 5:22:43 AM

LOL... you rock Aims, thank you so much! #7460093

Rachelle D. Carriere 4/28/2009 12:40:33 PM

Outstanding detail, colors and clarity Christine! #7461917

Jean Lechleiter level-classic 4/28/2009 10:00:24 PM

Super detail and clarity, Christine! Congrats! #7463157

M.Christine Duncan 5/6/2009 8:13:32 PM

Thank you Rachelle and Jean! I'm so glad to have your positive remarks to read! Thank you both! #7493740

Christina N. Seuser 5/7/2009 12:39:12 AM

Congats on the EP! #7494173

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 5/7/2009 4:18:18 AM

CONGRATS CD... on your EP...
SMILING #7494998

Marisol Pastor 5/7/2009 3:50:28 PM

Congrats on the EP, hope we see this again. #7497194

M.Christine Duncan 5/7/2009 8:59:37 PM

Thank you Christina, Chris, and Marisol!!! I'm thrilled! #7497957

Patti Coblentz level-classic 5/17/2009 7:50:09 AM

Great, tack sharp capture of this "interesting" reptile, Christine!
Patti #7529567

M.Christine Duncan 5/17/2009 3:27:30 PM

Thanks Patricia, this was a close as I think I'll get to one in a while, lol! #7530741

Dawn M. Schneider 5/26/2009 1:22:25 PM


Christina N. Seuser 5/26/2009 1:25:56 PM

A huge Congratulations on your Finalist!! #7559679

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 5/26/2009 2:18:20 PM

Congrats CD.. on your Finalist!!
SMILING #7560628

Marisol Pastor 5/26/2009 3:00:41 PM

I had a feeling we'd see this again! Congratulations! #7561131

Keith Butler 5/26/2009 4:05:05 PM

Congratulations Christine! nice work #7561906

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 4:54:02 PM

Dear Christine,
FANTASTIC image!!!! Love it!!!
Congratulations on your FANTASTIC Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!
I am feeling GOOD!!!!!

Jean Lechleiter level-classic 5/26/2009 5:20:55 PM

WTG Christine! Congratulations and good luck in the next round!!! #7562593

Steve M. Harrington 5/26/2009 7:50:19 PM

Good on you, Christine. :)
Steve #7563801

M.Christine Duncan 5/27/2009 4:37:36 AM

Dawn, Christina, and Chris.... thank you so much! This is my first time as finalist in the Animal catagory, I was quite surprised by this one :-)

Marisol, Keith, and Eugenio... your kind words mean a great deal to me, thank you!

Jean and Steve, I greatly appreciate it!!! Thanks to both of you for your encouragement! #7565653

Daniella Puente 5/27/2009 10:47:07 AM

The first one and a GREAT one Christine, congrats on this fabulous finalist!!! #7567377

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/27/2009 11:16:28 AM

WTG, Christine!!!
Huge congrats to you!
~♥~Lisa #7567519

M.Christine Duncan 5/27/2009 4:23:08 PM

Thank you Daniella, and Lisa :-) And once again I extend those same congrats to both of you as well... and thanks for being the encouragement that you are, both of you!!!! Thanks so much! #7568636

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/27/2009 4:44:26 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! This is a beautiful portrait Christine. The iguana in your photograph looks just like my Allison!

Best of luck in the next round,

Donna #7568739

M.Christine Duncan 5/27/2009 5:21:06 PM

They ARE very similar!!! Uncanny, lol!
Thanks Donna, I appreciate you stopping by :-) I find your images to be very inspiring! #7568870

Sam Britt 5/27/2009 6:45:54 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Christine! #7569201

M.Christine Duncan 5/27/2009 8:30:05 PM

Thank you so much Samantha! It's always great to have you visit m'dear :-) #7569611

Sherry McClead 5/28/2009 6:25:11 AM

Congratulations on your finalist... awesome image... WTG!!

Sherrybear #7570948

Aimee C. Eisaman 5/28/2009 12:57:46 PM

You Rock Girl! Congrats! :~) #7572453

Shawn Guy 6/4/2009 5:23:36 PM

CONGRATS Christine!! What a wonderful shot!! #7598279

Kathy L. Clark 6/11/2009 1:33:19 PM


M.Christine Duncan 6/19/2009 5:11:31 AM

I'm desperately sorry I didn't get to say thanks to all you wonderful folks till now....
Thank you Sherrybear, Aimee, Shawn, and Kathy!!! #7647112

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1/25 sec @ F/5.6, ISO 800, 200mm fl.
Trying out my new D80's capabilities in low light, I used the low light noise reduction menu option and handheld the 55-200mm telephoto zoom VR to get a close-up of this large reptile indoors.

Everything was sharp with little grain despite the spotty low light conditions.

In PSPx2 cropped, applied the DNR option and some spot cloning. Voila.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 4/26/2009 7:15:24 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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