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Lagartija en Florero
Lagartija en Florero

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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
Location: Dining Room
Date: Jan 17, 2006
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2006

I've had this idea in my head since I started looking through backlight, and didn't see anything like it really. I took a few pics with just the vase, but knew it needed some more interest, so I found the toy gecko in the bottom of the kid's toybox.

Setup: Strobe set up behind a translucent binder cover. Stuck a toy gecko into the vase with a piece of Caramel to hold it. (didn't have any sticky tac...) Stood back and zoomed in to reduce andgle of view and DOF some. Handheld.

Strobe at 1/6th-ish power, 1/1600th shutter, ISO50, and it was still a little blown in the middle, hope people can see past that.

Sharpened at 1.2/50%, resized, sharpen at .7/45% twice. Upped saturation a little. No crop or rotate, saved for web.

I chose the title because Gecko in Vase sounded drab, but spanish is so much more exotic sounding :P

Place: 71 out of 622
Avg (all users): 6.3682
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.3101
Avg (non-participants): 6.5814
Views since voting: 4209
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 201
Comments: 15
Favorites: 10 (view)

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07/23/2006 01:35:37 PM
nice work !

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06/17/2006 10:24:22 AM
Great shot! Terrific comp. (So funny that you used a toy lizard - I've done the same thing myself! HA) Great idea and well executed.
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05/17/2006 10:21:58 PM
damn, this is soo neat!
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05/07/2006 12:56:24 AM
I love this little lizard shot! Great silhouette with beautiful colors.
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02/12/2006 10:56:37 PM
sorry but tell me how to vote this photo ???

Message edited by author 2006-02-12 22:56:55.
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02/12/2006 10:55:23 PM
very good themes and colors.thanks for sharing
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02/12/2006 09:33:25 PM
This is awsome.
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02/11/2006 12:10:21 AM
If you hadn't wrote this was a toy I wouldn't have known.... ok, so I am not all that bright eh? (grin) The colors are great,the focus is good and I do like this photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 01:58:58 PM
Excellent combination of nature and manmade creation.
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02/07/2006 12:16:38 PM
Neat except for the rather harsh hot spot (light bulb I assume). BOL 6
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02/06/2006 03:26:39 AM

"I am the Lizard King
I can do anything" - Jim Morrison from "The Celebration of the Lizard" / ["Not to Touch the Earth" on "Waiting for the Sun"]

The Celebration og the Lizard
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02/04/2006 09:06:29 PM
Although there is a bright area that normally would be distracting, it does retain detail and adds to the overall image. The color shift from the center out is nice. In addition, the angled pattern in the glass contrasts nicely with the background (hard angles against soft curves bordered by hard curves). The bottom edge of the image seems a bit weak. 9
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02/03/2006 05:52:15 PM
Wonderfully creative composition.
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02/03/2006 01:36:36 PM
Oversharpened but still not quite sharp enough. (Hard aint it!)
Love the colors - and it IS a great idea. ;)
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02/03/2006 10:27:32 AM
great backlighting and colors. nice capture.
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