Eye Contact

Uploaded: December 11, 2006

Description

Photo of a gecko was taken on December 8, 2006 at 12:09pm in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Canon 100mm F/2.8 macro lens @ F/3.5, 1/125 second, ISO 640
Rotated, cropped, +saturation, -brightness, +contrast, levels, resized, sharpened and blurred background in Photoshop CS
POTD at Photoshowdown.com on December 31, 2006

Comments

Julie Robinson December 11, 2006

Fabulous details & colours Janine! #570399

Paul E. Earl December 11, 2006

WOW!! What a wonderful macro!! #3689474

Paul Michko December 11, 2006

Great macro, Janine. #3689504

Ray Clarke December 11, 2006

Wonderful macro, love the detail and colours Janine!!!(R) #3689541

Susie Peek-Swint December 11, 2006

Great find and capture of this beautiful little gecko Janine :) #3689542

Alan L. Borror December 11, 2006

Love this, Janine! What great detail and POV! Beautiful. #3689586

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 11, 2006

Amazing details and comp! #3689616

Aimee S. McMaster December 11, 2006

....simply awesome Janine...Aimee #3689685

Cindy Hamilton December 11, 2006

Here you are with another winner, Janine! This is terrific. #3689756

Colette M. Metcalf December 11, 2006

GREAT capture, Janine!!! #3689763

Wally Orlowsky December 11, 2006

Awesome close-up portrait, Janine. If you spend 5 minutes with him, you can save 15% on car insurance ... oh. wait, that's Gieco :0 #3689976

Robert R. Goodman December 11, 2006

WOW!!!!What a great find,Beautiful color Janine!!!!!!! #3690130

Joy Rector December 11, 2006

great shot #3690210

Sherry S. Boles level-classic December 11, 2006

Outstanding, Janine! You really can look right into that cute little eye!! #3690248

Michelle R. Kovach December 11, 2006

Great eye to find this little guy! We have these little Anetole's running around our yard in the spring! #3690254

Dr Silly level-classic December 11, 2006

Wonderful macro. :O)
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Su Sana E. P level-classic December 11, 2006

Wow!! Janine, what an awesome capture of this beautiful lizard!! Excellent work on selective focus and dof!! #3690383

Kara L. Hendricks December 11, 2006

WOW!! Incredible details make this jump right off the monitor for me Janine... Powerful comp. and colors as well... Bravo! #3690507

Susan Fox December 11, 2006

Love the comp. and selective focus. #3690717

Z. Banu December 11, 2006

Excellent shot superb macro work well done ...Janine #3691030

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 11, 2006

Julie, Paul E, Paul M, Ray, Susie, Alan, Gail, Aimee, Cindy, Colette, Wally (LOL), Robert, Joy, Sherry, Michelle, Doc, Susana, Kara, Susan and Zaanat, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement.
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December 11, 2006

Beautiful colors and clarity, Janine!! #3691172

Shirley L. Carpenter December 11, 2006

Excellent detail, color and composition Janine!! #3691611

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 11, 2006

Fantastic colours and composition, Janine! #3692196

Patricia Ronan December 11, 2006

Lovely sharp eye Janine, pity you didn't have this for the "go green" theme last month! #3692378

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 11, 2006

Awesome image Janine! #3692525

Sherri Gorman December 11, 2006

Awesome detail, colors and lighting Janine!!!! Wonderful capture!!!! #3692789

Jennifer Rennison December 11, 2006

Cute little gecko, Janine! Wonderful colors, detail and image! #3692817

Graeme yew Chow December 11, 2006

Janine, beautiful soft focus with large aperture. #3692823

Lynn Crawford December 11, 2006

Wow Janine what great COLOR, and your DOF is perfect on this little fellow :) #3692834

Brian Lobdell December 11, 2006

Fabulous, Janine! Great color and well composed... and the detail is just superb! Kudos! #3692846

Ariel Lepor December 11, 2006

GREAT sharpness & colors!!! I would prefer the same picture without the blurred background, though.
Lizards are amazing! :)

Ariel
ScrattyPhotography.com
ScrattyPhotography Blog #3693049

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 11, 2006

Joyce, Shirley, Barbara, Patricia, Donna, Sherri, Jennifer, Graeme, Lynn, Brian and Ariel, thanks very much for your encouraging comments.

Just a note - the background and rest of his body was already out of focus because of the wide aperture. I used the blur tool to reduce the areas of grain in the background.

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Nancy L. Green level-classic December 11, 2006

Love the SF Janine!! Wonderful colors and composition!! <>< #3693108

Cristi Bastian December 12, 2006

Wow! Janine, this is SUPERB! A winner for sure!! #3693443

Johnny Villaronga December 12, 2006

Nice shot, head in focus with great DOF. Great shot! #3694707

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 12, 2006

Nancy, Cristi and Johnny, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3694901

Colleen Farrell December 12, 2006

Wow, this is really great, Janine! I love the perfect DOF, with just his face sharp. Really terrific! #3695241

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 12, 2006

Colleen, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3695978

Ray level-classic December 12, 2006

Beautifully done, Janine! Love the detail and composition. #3696555

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 12, 2006

Ray, thanks very much for your kind comments and encouragement. #3696978

Michael Khoury December 17, 2006

~~~this is great Janine...a good composition with fine clarity and detail~~~
M #3710656

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 17, 2006

Michael, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement. #3711282

Ken Jarvis January 24, 2007

Congratulations again Janine on your Finalist! #3860735

Bill Wyatt January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist! #3861100

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Congratulations on a supurb finalist, Janine. #3861196

randy dannheim January 24, 2007

Janine, congratulations on your well deserved finalist! #3861199

Paul E. Earl January 24, 2007

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3861271

Glenn E. Urquhart January 24, 2007

A BIG Congratulations on your finalist award, Janine!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3861327

Patricia Ronan January 24, 2007

Congratulations Janine :) #3861570

Colette M. Metcalf January 24, 2007

Congratulations!!! #3861592

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 24, 2007

He's so cute, terrific Janine, congrats! #3861771

Shawn Jennings January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3861809

Datha Y. Thompson January 24, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS!!! #3862032

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3862753

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Ken, Bill, Emile, Randy, Paul, Glenn, Patricia, Colette, Claudia, Shawn, Datha and Barbara, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3862797

Anne D. Eigen January 24, 2007

Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Janine! Best of luck with it! #3862891

Sam Britt January 24, 2007

Congratulations again, Janine! #3863553

Cheryl E. Molennor January 24, 2007

Congrats again Janine #3863870

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 24, 2007

Janine, congratulations again on another amazing finalist! #3863950

Sherri Gorman January 24, 2007

Congratulations Janine!!! #3864159

Kenneth Mucke January 24, 2007

Georgous finalist Janine...Love the greeennn #3864505

Brian Lobdell January 24, 2007

Congratulations, Janine! This superb capture and composition makes a wonderful finalist! Good Luck! #3864591

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Janine! #3864929

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Anne, Don, Sam, Cheryl, Terry, Sherri, Kenneth, Brian and Arnie, thanks very much for your kind comments and congratulations.

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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 24, 2007

WOW!!! Congratulations Janine!!!! Fantastic image!!!! :-) ^.^ #3865026

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Kitty, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3865285

Les Rhoades level-classic January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your FINALIST! #3865347

Carol Teal January 25, 2007

Congrats again Janine!! What great detail! Nice job! #3865442

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 25, 2007

Congratulations again, Janine on another beautiful finalist!!! #3865834

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist Janine! #3865987

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on this terrific Finalist, Janine!! #3866238

Paula Dwyer January 25, 2007

Congratulations Janine!!! :) #3866871

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3867013

eileen bedford January 25, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Janine... #3867020

Marie Fields January 25, 2007

Awesome capture, Janine! Congratulations! #3867419

Ken Smith level-classic January 25, 2007

Great job! Congrats on your multiple finalists! #3867997

Teresa Norris January 25, 2007

Janine, this is so great! Congratulations! #3868421

Kathleen Roughan January 25, 2007

Congratulations Janine!!! #3868506

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 25, 2007

Les, Carol, Laurie, Laurence, Susana, Paula, Kay, Eileen, Marie, Ken, Teresa and Kathy, thanks very much for your kind words of encouragement and congratulations. #3868996

Kristi A. Howson January 25, 2007

Congratulations Janine on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! Excellent detail and DOF! #3870237

John V. Roscich level-deluxe January 25, 2007

YOU ARE GOOD!!!!CONGRATS AGAIN!!!
JOHN #3871100

Paul Sikora January 25, 2007

WOW!!! Congratulations Janine I can see clearly why this is a finalist #3871106

Kevin P. Kelly January 25, 2007

Congrats Janine! You have a great eye.
Kevin #3871513

Jennifer Rennison January 25, 2007

Another big congratulations Janine! #3871572

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 25, 2007

Kristi, John, Paul, Kevin and Jennifer, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations. #3871650

Susana Ms Heide January 25, 2007

YIKES!!! That's close! Great detail! CONGRATS Janine! #3872587

Graeme yew Chow January 25, 2007

Great congratulations Janine. #3873045

Cathy M. Gromball January 25, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Janine!

Cathy :) #3873081

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Susana, Graeme and Cathy, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3875161

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 26, 2007

Congratulations again...fantastic colors and DOF. #3876739

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Marilyn, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3876798

Evy Johansen level-classic January 26, 2007

Congrats on another wonderful finalist, Janine! #3877014

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Evy, thanks very much for your congratulations and encouraging comments. #3877048

Kate Jackson January 27, 2007

Congratulations Janine on your countless finalists! Love them all! #3877696

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 27, 2007

Kate, thanks very much for your encouragement and congratulations. #3879416

RC Fritz January 27, 2007

Great work, Janine. Congratulations on your Finalist! #3879961

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 27, 2007

RC, thanks very much for yor congratulations and encouragement. #3880069

Barbara Sharts January 28, 2007

Congrats again! You're on a roll! Can't wait to see what you've got next month : ) #3884734

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 28, 2007

Barbara, thanks very much for your encouragement, kind comments and congratulations. #3884742

Kathleen Brennan January 29, 2007

Wow,Great macro, Janine, and congrats! #3888335

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 29, 2007

Kathleen, thanks very much for your encouraging comments and congratulations. #3888432

Les Rhoades level-classic January 26, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST! #5398213

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