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Challenge: Centered Composition IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Dar es Salaam
Date: Nov 13, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2009

This little guy appeared on our water cooler at a picnic on Friday. He is only about 1.5 inches long. It was a struggle to get a good picture because the paper he/she was standing on kept moving in the breeze.

I am going to have to do some study on Flashes and aperture. It seems like my macros have too little depth of field because when I put on my flash it defaults to around f/4.

Place: 30 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.0591
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 5.8767
Avg (non-participants): 6.1497
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 220
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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11/25/2009 02:50:15 AM
Wd on a pleasing photo Scott! Yes my 180mm Sigma peaks at between F/8 and f/11. More than that and I get defraction and softness in DOF. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz is using that Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro and getting great results with it too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2009 11:36:26 PM
Ha ha! Great title! and cute little fellow!
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11/24/2009 10:17:33 AM
what is that line of "stuff" just in front of the lizard? cute little bugger
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11/22/2009 09:40:53 AM
Wow ... love the detail in the eye the shallow DOF works well here
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11/20/2009 06:03:14 AM
Lovely shot, great title too. Could do with a tad more DOF to rear of eye, as difficult as it is to do, I understand that. Colours great, perhaps a bit too much dead space, again understand that most voters will think the gecko must be in the middle for this challenge. Wierd black spots and grey/shadow blotch below the Gecko's right leg/foot detracts a bit. Still a high mark from me.
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11/19/2009 11:19:02 PM
"It's pie...and chips...for free" lol
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11/19/2009 05:29:51 PM
Centered composition - yes. Subject interest - The shallow DOF hasn't work well on this subject for me.
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11/19/2009 05:21:01 PM
Nice job. I like it.
I think the depth of field is a bit too shallow. I see that you're probably going for that effect, but I would have preferred just a little more.
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11/19/2009 01:09:19 PM
Sorry, I just spent all my money on the beer that the frogs were selling. Come around again after payday, but drop the overdone accent.
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11/18/2009 08:15:03 PM
I like the blur you used on the background.
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11/18/2009 02:13:20 PM
could have been a killer but too shallow dof for me, great subject and light. spot mid bottom distracts
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11/18/2009 01:22:38 PM
I imagine you've meant to do this, but the focus is a bit too shallow to me.
Nevertheless nice picture
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