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Could You Spare 10 Cents?
Could You Spare 10 Cents?
Blue Moon

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Challenge: The Number 10 (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Location: My courtyard
Date: Jul 7, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2006

An adorable baby blue-bellied lizard I found in my courtyard. You rarely, if ever, see lizards where I live. And you NEVER find one so willing to sunbathe on your finger! I didn't hurt or kill it, though I thought about it, especially when it was running up my arm and neck! Did some slight editing, and since it was happily sleeping on my finger most of the shoot, the trickiest part was giving it a fake eye.

Place: 125 out of 219
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Votes: 199
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07/23/2006 01:26:13 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

How adorable! Lucky you! I love the little lizards! And to have one sitting and sunning on your finger, WOW!

I love the overall feel of the shot, fits the title, title fits the shot very well, almost feels like he is asking for some change, LOL! :)

But something else I noticed almost right off was the light, the back light to be specific. Between your finger and the lizard is very bright, not blown out but distracting all the same. And the front of the dime is very dull and not really dark but not really light enough either compared to the rest of the lighting. Some dodging and burning, since this was an advanced challenge could have really balanced this shot out.

Your colors are very nice and bright in this shot. The only other thing I noticed was the overall clarity of the shot, it could be a touch sharper, really bring out the lizard and the dime, I like the DOF used but the main focus could be just a touch sharper.

I hope my comments help and Good Luck in future Challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2006 01:39:29 AM
Wow - really neat concept!
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07/10/2006 12:02:13 PM
very cool shot
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07/10/2006 11:57:07 AM
great closeup
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07/10/2006 10:43:14 AM
What a cute capture!!!! So creative!
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