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  #84 Backyard Wildlife
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No photos please!       ©2010 dodrizzt
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       1st place, 159 points
1/250s, f5.6, ISO 100, 420mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Brightness/contrast, painted with light, crop, resize, sharpening       Extra Info: The sun is shining and some little fellows enjoy sunbathing... but this beautiful lizard doesn't seem to like cameras! :-)
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Jul 23, 2010
    Congratulations Billy, great shot!
Phew! About no chance to catch up with you and Alberto in the stats anymore... :-(
But I will keep on trying - for sure :-D
Oh, it would be so easy, if I only didn't have to make beautiful pictures for that...

Jul 21, 2010
    Another winner Billy! Very well deserved.

Jul 21, 2010
    Amazing picture! Congratulations!!! :-)

Jul 20, 2010
    Hi dear friends!!! whoa, I'm very happy and really surprised, considering the superb quality of the entries in this challenge!!! really many thanks for such nice comments :-)

It's late and I'm very tired today (job has even increased!) so I'm sorry for not being able to take the time to thank you personally today, along with sending my congrats to all of you. Hope tomorrow I'll arrive home a bit earlier to leave some comments :-)

Many, many thanks again!!! Hugs from Spain! :-)

Jul 20, 2010
    Congrats!!! ~ Amberbug

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Jul 19, 2010
    As well in my top 5! Congrats!! I'd hate to be in your backyard!! lol

Jul 19, 2010
    Congrats on your #1!

Jul 19, 2010
    A fine, clear interesting shot. In my top 5 and worthy of the win in a tough field! Congratulations.

Jade O.
Jul 19, 2010
    That no. 1 vote there for your entry is mine! ouch! one point! I knew I should have made this my no. 3 pick!!! Really, Billy, this is truly the best shot in my book and a well deserved win among some really fine entries! I love reptiles and especially ones with great personality! Perfect caption, too!
Edited on Jul 19, 2010

Jul 19, 2010
    Well done Billy - Vacationing sure agrees with you - I remember a First place shot that you took in the airport.

Jul 19, 2010
    Congratulations Billy. You have reclaimed your spot on top of the podium :-) When you said you would show me some holiday pics I was hoping for something a lot smoother (and better looking) LOL LOL

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Jul 19, 2010
    So is this guy in the Canary Islands or did you take it when you got back home. Perfect composition and focus. Love the humour too. Like this better than the feather coated lady.
Edited on Jul 19, 2010

Jul 19, 2010
    This shot is great. I hope he did not get too annoyed with you! good sharpness, DOF, and framing. T5 for me.

Old Finn
Jul 19, 2010
    Very nice. Good composition, sharpness, colours, lights. One of my favorites.

Jul 18, 2010
    I like what you've done with the eye in pp. The composition is great. Great title too.

Jul 18, 2010
    Very cool shot! Reminds me of an old Godzilla movie - a very old one, LOL!
Great focus point, very nice sharpness. It looks as if he is waving to you to say "Hi! Gimme 5".

Jul 17, 2010
    I think he checking his fingernails and where he going to put them next..

Jul 16, 2010
    Nice close up, like the light in the eye and the position of the left hand, in my top 5.
Edited on Jul 16, 2010

Jade O.
Jul 15, 2010
    Funny, sharp, well composed, killer eye, despite the colour/lighting being a little flat handled well for a direct sun high contrast shot, easily my no. 1. (I think it is that out of focus foreground which takes up fully 45% of the frame that bothers me most. I would have taken a second shot of that in focus or failing that, darkened the blurred rock foreground in PP to help move attention away from the brightly lit rock.)
Edited on Jul 15, 2010
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