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Can you spot an intruder?
Can you spot an intruder?

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Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: His Favorite Hang out
Date: Jan 17, 2004
Aperture: 6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/147
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2004

Had fun chasing my chameleon around for this one. My dad pointed out that it looks like a duck from one point of view... seems obvious to me now, but I had no clue about it after working on it for 2 hours:
NeatImage (for the plastiky look), Contrast enhancement, blue gamma shift on the chameleon to brighten you his yellow/green glow, cloned out few bad reflections on him, blued background. (All done using masks)

Place: 13 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.1262
Avg (commenters): 8.2593
Avg (participants): 6.7765
Avg (non-participants): 7.3566
Views since voting: 3213
Votes: 214
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)

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02/10/2006 05:15:32 AM
Almost like a Rubber Duck!
Good perspective.
08/06/2004 05:27:05 PM
Excellent shot. Colors are wonderful. 10
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2004 11:16:19 PM
Wow! Cool shot. It took me a couple seconds to figure out what I was looking at. At first I thought it was a green scaley duck. <g> Was that your intension?
01/25/2004 02:19:47 PM
Great shot. Perfect angle, cropping and position. Oh and nice background...really brings out the colors. Nice one !
01/25/2004 09:16:14 AM
A touch more creative lighting would help pull out the textures more.
01/24/2004 05:07:45 PM
Wow! The colors are perfect, composition is excellent; this is one of my favorite shots in the challenge (and ever)! A 10 from me.
01/24/2004 12:04:02 PM
this is a great shot! love the angle & composition. the contrast of colours is complimentary. Everything works really well here!. 10
01/23/2004 07:05:54 PM
i used to have one of these guys.. they are beautiful
01/23/2004 04:47:07 PM
Excellent texture and detail and color and light. The composition is confusing. I was looking at his hoody and thinking, what a nose! Is that what the title was about? I see, there's a bug on the hemp?
01/23/2004 09:42:07 AM
Love this - such a funny profile, cant see the real thing now, I can only see what looks like a fat green penguin looking right
01/22/2004 10:22:55 AM
God's creations are amazing, very interesting subject matter you've chosen.
01/22/2004 08:58:29 AM
I'm going to say that this is absolutely horrible, I hope you get loads and loads of ones..... Only because it's better than mine :-(

So nice, brilliant colours, brilliant background.... too bloody brilliant! :-) Maybe could have done with a wee bit of unsharp mask to bring out some more details, but seriously though, well done! A very nice shot! 9
01/21/2004 05:06:51 PM
the colours make this photo very inviting. excellent depth & texture.
01/21/2004 02:58:47 PM
stunning sharperness and colour 10/10
01/21/2004 12:15:18 PM
Good color. Nice crisp shot. I don't really like the framing of the shot so much. I think you could've shown a little more of him.
01/20/2004 09:32:57 PM
Very sharp, great colors. What is going on in the lower left portion of the critter? What is that sharp dividing line? oh... Must be his leg at a 90 degree angle.
01/20/2004 07:56:47 PM
The first (and second) time I saw this, I thought you might have used Pshop stuff. When I realized it was a creature - well disguised - it went from a 9 to a 10
01/20/2004 04:15:15 PM
very interesting photo!! great detail and clarity!
01/20/2004 08:11:50 AM
Very crisp shot with great detail and contrasting colour.
01/20/2004 05:49:13 AM
oooh super shot, not liking the light blue BG, but still excellent! 10
01/19/2004 10:42:57 PM
What a beautiful beasty love the colours and detail
Great image
well done
01/19/2004 09:40:45 PM
WOW! This is great! Love the green of the chameleon against the blue back ground. Excellent clarity and great focus. Love this shot. One of my favorites so far. Good Luck!!!
01/19/2004 08:57:58 PM
Very sharp. The blue clouds (?) is okay but a darker background could have been better. But we cannot do anything about it. Great capture you have here.
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01/19/2004 06:27:27 PM
Very cool shot! I love it! I love the clarity, the colors, and the lighting! Nicely done!
01/19/2004 04:53:34 PM
excellent shot! great detail, colors, framing, .. could get his foot in there a bit more, but I really like this.
01/19/2004 01:21:15 PM
I'd love to seee just the tail too ...
01/19/2004 11:57:36 AM
Like the title, great dof, interesting subject, against the blue background he's easy to spot - perhaps shot against an object that he's designed to camafloge (spelling) against would increase the impace.
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01/19/2004 11:53:00 AM
I love these little guys! This one has such pretty colors and markings! Great photo!
01/19/2004 09:59:08 AM
nice shot...I love the colors..good luck in the challenge.
01/19/2004 06:34:44 AM
nice color, contrast, and composition
01/19/2004 12:37:40 AM
Just a super shot. I love the texture, light and color. Your focus is so nice. Very good work. 9
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