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Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 21, 2012

Hi Valarie,Beautiful capture my friend.Sure has some nice color my friend.All I have in my backyard is Tree Ornate Lizards!!! #1487575

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 21, 2012

Excellent details, dof and capture, Val. Perfect capture of your backyard friend. #10331507

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 21, 2012

We have a lot of these too this year - A wonderful portrait of him Val! #10331526

Julie Burnett September 21, 2012

Awesome, Val!! Love the clarity, composition and beautiful color!! How did you get him to pose for you?? #10331556

Dayna Cain level-classic September 21, 2012

Amazing detail and color. A beautiful image Val! #10331566

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 21, 2012

Delightful close-up ... I think you could sign this one up for TV commercials! #10331567

David M. Montero September 21, 2012

This is getting close! Awesome! #10331568

Monnie Ryan September 21, 2012

Very cool close-up, Val! #10331576

Don Christiana September 21, 2012

Val, how do you get these little fellows to sit and pose for you? I chase mine all over the yard with no luck. Great macro capture with wonderful color and detail. #10331632

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 21, 2012

Excellent detail in this wildlife macro Val. #10331864

Julianne Bradford September 21, 2012

MOST excellent my friend..I think you have mesmerized this little fellow to get such excellent details :-) #10331895

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 21, 2012

You certainly deserve an award of excellence with this image Val, so perfectly executed as far as sharpness, details, dof, composition and colors. So impressive that you've been able to make him stay put. I'm sure we'll see this again. Another favorite from your impressive gallery! :) #10332124

Nina Shields level-addict September 21, 2012

Val, I've never fully appreciated the beauty of these little guys until I saw your image; wonderful color and detailing! #10332179

Terry Cervi level-classic September 21, 2012

How you doing, Ms.V? Wow, this is such an amazing shot!! The detail and color are fantastic! Nobody does macros like you, my friend! #10332215

Tammy Espino September 21, 2012

Ohhhhhhhhh I wish we had those here!! A super duper capture!! #10332345

Rona L. Schwarz September 21, 2012

OMG, a marvelous macro of this little guy, Val! At least I think he is little (I have never actually seen one). But I'm sure they run quickly so it's pretty amazing that you were able to get this to sit still and pose for you! Wonderful colors and detail. Hope you are doing well! #10332480

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 23, 2012

Ok, I guess you used your hypnotic eye on this anole, Val?! this is such a beautiful shot and I think it's amazing that you can see how translucent his leg is!!! I bet we see this again! #10334502

Connie J. Bagot September 23, 2012

This is really wonderful! I love the colors and detail and the backlighting makes him especially amazing. Beautiful work! #10334740

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Super fantastic details and pose, Val!!! Stunning lighting, too!! #10335094

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic September 24, 2012

What a beauty!! Superb clarity,details,light and capture,Val!! I think, we'll see it again .... #10335205

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 25, 2012

Thanks everyone! #10339659

Nadia Paul September 28, 2012

Beautifully detailed portrait of this little beauty Val - love the lighting! #10345789

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 28, 2013

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Val, and good luck in the next round! #10671233

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 28, 2013

Wonderful finalist. Congrats, Val. #10671274

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 28, 2013

Congrats on this beautiful and excellent finalist, Val!

Love the colors, lighting, subject, and comp!
Debby #10671589

Robert R. Goodman level-addict April 28, 2013

Hi Valarie,Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10671662

Don Christiana April 28, 2013

Congrats Val on being a Finalist with your super sharp macro image. Perfect lighting and color. #10671989

Rona L. Schwarz April 28, 2013

I remember this one - the colors and lighting are spectacular - so delighted to see it again, Val! Super Congrats on the Finalist and good luck in the next round! #10672136

Nadia Paul April 29, 2013

So glad to meet this little fellow again Val - congrats on your finalist! #10672907

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 29, 2013

Amazing details, Val. Congratulations on your finalist! #10673129

Terry T. Ruvalcaba April 29, 2013

Congratulations on Finalist of this wonderful capture. great detail and color. I just love these guys but for some reason I rarely see one here where I live. good luck in the next round! #10673305

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 29, 2013

Congrats on another terrific finalist, Val. #10673392

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 29, 2013

Congratulation Val on this wonderful finalist. #10673440

Rony Sagy April 29, 2013

Your macro photography is breathtaking. Huge congratulations on this terrific finalist, Val. #10673584

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe April 29, 2013

Wow, spectacular finalist Val! My daughter would love these in our back yard, we were going to buy one and then settled on a bearded dragon who is now very spoiled. #10674300

Thomas E. Hinds April 29, 2013

Fantastic Finalist, Val! He looks like a very kind and beautiful little fellow. Big congratulations to you and hope all is well in Texas! #10674511

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 29, 2013

Thanks everyone - very much! And Thomas, he lived in my garden all last summer and he was just the most delightful little critter - you read him right! :) #10674646

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe April 29, 2013

Now I'll have to show my daughters this fine Winner Val!! A big congrats! #10674751

Michele Peterson level-classic April 29, 2013

Congratulations, Val, this is a fabulous gold winner!! #10674766

Tammy Espino April 29, 2013

Congrats on going gold!! :) Whoooo #10674793

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 29, 2013

Congrats on your fabulous winner, Val!j

Debby #10674865

Don Christiana April 29, 2013

Val, I am so excited that this great image brought you GOLD. Congratulations on the wonderful win. #10674918

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 29, 2013

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Val!!! #10674993

Rona L. Schwarz April 29, 2013

Am thrilled to see this little guy again with a big GOLD badge, Val! But not surprised - he really glows! Hope things are well. Huge Congrats to you!!! #10675078

Nadia Paul April 29, 2013

Congrats on your well deserved win my friend! #10675174

Dayna Cain level-classic April 30, 2013

WTG Val! Congrats on your win! #10675337

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 30, 2013

Excellent. Congratulations on your win, Val! #10675405

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 30, 2013

Great details and color, Val. CONGRATZ on the Gold Winner!

UB. #10675459

Terry Cervi level-classic April 30, 2013

That's amazing how the light shines through his little leg. That would be very cool to have him in my garden! I've seen them in Florida but they don't live up our way. The detail is outstanding and he's so cute too, Ms.V! Congrats on your well deserved win! #10675702

Monnie Ryan April 30, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Val! #10675755

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 30, 2013

Congratulation Val on your winning gold on this one. #10675882

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 30, 2013

Awesome 2nd Place winner Val!

Big congratulations! #10676062

Gord MacEachern April 30, 2013

No surprise here that this handsome fellow went Gold Val!! Photography at it'd best!!! #10676085

Carol L. Fowler April 30, 2013

Congrats from the cold snowy NW! Beautiful winner! #10676129

Debra R. Harder April 30, 2013

WOW...it doesn't get any better than this, Val! The details, lighting and comp are perfect. Huge congratulations on your brilliant GOLD WINNER!! #10676162

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 30, 2013

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Val. #10676263

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 30, 2013

Wonderful winner. Congrats, Val. #10676280

Daniella Puente April 30, 2013

Congrats Val! wonderful capture #10676297

Ann Coates level-classic April 30, 2013

Beautiful Valarie, congratulations on your Gold. #10676432

Robert R. Goodman level-addict April 30, 2013

Hi Valarie,Congratulations my friend on this beautiful win!!! #10676614

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 30, 2013

Thank you all so much and thank you BP Judges! #10676627

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic April 30, 2013

What an amazing capture, Val. Perfection. Huge congrats on this outstanding Gold. #10676654

Rony Sagy April 30, 2013

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Val. #10676791

Ann Lyssenko level-addict April 30, 2013

Val, you have a great backyard. Congratulations on being a winner with this image. Wonderful light on the head. Ann #10676838

Terry T. Ruvalcaba April 30, 2013

Congrats on a well deserved Win! #10676892

Carol Eade level-addict April 30, 2013

Beautiful details, light and color, Val, congratulations! #10677037

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 30, 2013

Huge congratulations on your gold Val! #10677123

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 30, 2013

Incredible, my friend! BIG Congrats, Val. Hope all is well. #10677230

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 01, 2013

So happy to see this little guy with a big Gold badge, Val! Huge congratulations! #10677861

Lana Arcemont level-classic May 01, 2013

Love the color and detail!
Congratulations!!!! #10678456

Julie Burnett May 02, 2013

Congratulations on this well deserved gold winner, Val!! #10678803

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe May 02, 2013

Second time can be a charm....even though the first time should have caught the judges eyes...this is spectacular.....So nice for this fellow to pose for you....our little lizards really scurry about and hard to get a good shot...love these guys.....anyway...HUGE CONGRATULATIOS on the Win! Cheers ~^..^~ #10678965

Thomas E. Hinds May 02, 2013

A beautiful and deserving Winner, Val! WTG! Love it! #10679575

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 02, 2013

Val, animal photography does NOT get any better than is amazing image! Congratulations on your very well deserved gold badge! :-) #10679849

Renee Doyle level-classic May 04, 2013

Amazing capture and deserving winner!! Congratulations Val! #10681858

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 07, 2013

What a beautiful capture! Thanks for pointing out the translucent leg, too... Congratulations! #10684614

Phyllis H. Burchett May 07, 2013

Congrats Val on this fabulous capture! #10685203

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 09, 2013

Wow, well done, Val! Congratulations! #10687425

Karen Bacon May 10, 2013

Congratulations Val on an outstanding winner! #10687963

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe May 19, 2013

A little late but congratulations!!! #10699371

Keith L. Clayton May 25, 2013

Terrific capture - I enjoyed viewing your outstanding gallery! #10706252

Stephen Zacker May 30, 2013

Terrific profile of this handsome guy. Congratulations #10715899

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Good Morning! Another very cooperative anole from my backyard. I've always known how incredibly fragile these little guys are but seeing the translucency of his front leg with the backlighting going thru it, sure brought home that fact.

resub - animals 03/13

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 560, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on September 21, 2012

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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