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Panther Chameleon 01

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OMG!!! A DD! Aw, I can't thank everyone enough for all the amazing comments, and of course a big thank you to *Spamkiller for suggesting, and ^Anoya for featuring! :hug:

An extremely beautiful Chameleon, I loved watching him eat, amazing..:D
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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
4279x2859px 1.5 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
150 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Aug 21, 2010, 3:16:42 PM
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SniperHoundHobbyist General Artist
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Perfect shot literally , the focus , the gamma , the colors... and the picture itself shows up how amazing is nature you did a really nice job on the background because it makes the whole thing more serious and it makes the colors look wonderfull the pose of the animal is unique too because you can appreciate his colors and structure.I really enjoy your work and you have talent , keep it up , what i love from this photo too is that you can almost hear the bug say "Help!" so yeah i hope you liked my little critique and really Really awesome work

Cheers!.
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Thanks very much for the great critique, glad to hear you like the piece so much! :D
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Owl-WhispererHobbyist Traditional Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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I absolutely adore your photo and i love your Chameleon! I love the FOV and the rule of thirds is my favorite kind of photography. I Love the way the tongue bends, i know you didn't do that but its amazing! The only reason i downed .5 of the originality is because a lot of people do shots of this but don't get me wrong yours is amazing and totally original! The only thing i don't like is that you don't have enough of these on DA! XD love your work! I did notice that the bug is either missing a leg or its caught by the tongue but that i just found funny, nothing negative to your picture about it XD
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Thanks very much for the nice critique! Unfortunately he's not my chameleon, otherwise I would have way more shots of him eating! :D
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Owl-WhispererHobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! And haha, thats okay :3
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FSGPhotographyHobbyist Photographer
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Wow, this is really spectacular.
The focus is good and I like that the DOF is wide anough for all of the chameleon to be in focus. It's a bit of a shame that the bug is so blurry, but oh well. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" title=":P (Lick)"/>
The colours of the chameleon are absolutely wonderful - are they straight from the camera or has there been some post-processing? Either way, they're lovely.
I'm fascinated by the sharpness of the tongue. It makes it look quite alien (not that this is a bad thing!). I'm very impressed that you've managed to capture the eating so well - your timing is amazing.
I also really like the composition - I think you've got the perfect amount of space around the chameleon, and it's very well positioned in the frame.

I can find no bad points to critique.
Excellent shot.
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thefuguestateHobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with everything the critique said apart from the 5 star rating for originality. This is more or less the 'classic' pose for showing off a chameleon. I'm not saying I can think of a better way of shooting one, just that I've seen this kind of shot before.

Having said that, I've never seen this shot pulled off so well; the colours and are amazing, especially in the tongue.
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FSGPhotographyHobbyist Photographer
I've not seen many chameleon shots, so in my mind it was original. :P
But that's fair enough. Glad you agree with everything else I said. =)
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Thank you so much for the amazing critique, I wish the bug was in focus a little more, but the Chameleon is very quick and pulling him in! :)

The colours and everything are pretty much straight from the camera, just a few little enhancements, nothing much though :D

Thanks again, glad you like it!!
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FSGPhotographyHobbyist Photographer
Haha, yeah, I know how quick they are. And the rest of the image more than makes up for a bit of blur. :P

You're very welcome!
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hannahelizabethhStudent General Artist
excellent capture :)
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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hannahelizabethhStudent General Artist
ur welcome :)
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GwangelinhaelHobbyist Photographer
amazing capture
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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JESzaszStudent Traditional Artist
 Well, someone had a very bad day. It was probably over very quickly though. The chameleon sure looks like he's happy though.:P (Lick) 
Alannah-Hawker's avatar
Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Both very different expressions! :giggle: Thanks!
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JESzaszStudent Traditional Artist
 Yep, two different emotions in one fantastic photo. At least the cricket will forever be immortalized in this photo. And the chameleon does have to eat, you know, to keep that colorful complexion. And you're welcome! :)
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Moshi-Moshi916Hobbyist Photographer
The cricket is like "Oh, no!" And the Chameleon is like "DINNER!"
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Haha :D
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DragonesSaurusRexHobbyist General Artist
coo la  dd
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
thanks :)
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DragonesSaurusRexHobbyist General Artist
knew this would be a daily deviation ^^
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Alannah-HawkerProfessional Photographer
Haha, thanks :)
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