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Ruffed Mane Gecko



The Gecko enjoys the heat emanating from the shepherds crook while expanding his red and gold spotted pouch display. A handsome fellow....
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The Gecko enjoys the heat emanating from the shepherds crook while expanding his red and gold spotted pouch display. A handsome fellow.
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onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 22, 2014
lovely colours and nice composition
Beautiful-Breeze PRO+
 
Beautiful-Breeze January 06, 2015
Cool shot,,, & way to go with being a finalist!!!! ;-)

Behind The Lens

Location
The metal shepherds crook in my backyard was warm from the sun and the Gecko likes to hang out there showing off his colors.
Time
Mid afternoon when the sun swings around to the back garden.
Lighting
The sunlight is filtered through the dense leaves on the trees and often yields soft muted tones which is helpful.
Equipment
I use a Nikon D5100 camera with a Nikor 55 - 300 mm VR Zoom lens that allows one to focus through the lens quickly.
Inspiration
My background in biology always prompts me to search for small animals, birds, lizards, insects, butterflies, and tree frogs, that happen to pass by in my back yard and this Gecko is a constant nearby resident.
Editing
Not much. I try and sharpen the image if it needs it.
In my camera bag
I travel light and just have my camera, a battery charger, an extra battery, and some memory disks.
Feedback
Often you just have to sit, read a book, be patient, notice small movements, and have your camera ready to record the passing scene. Photography is fun and I enjoy sharing my images with others. Keep on shooting and good things will happen.

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