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Sauron's Eye

Tokay Gecko (100mm macro)

Tokay Gecko (100mm macro)
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People's Choice in One eye Photo Challenge
Peer Award
davewx RamonZabala philtarg MikeSylvester wildpainter TBale cLJphotos +20
Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
Bluebird21 lynhope Athena_B joycealicesmith Karl-Heinz lbeck mariocirinaph +2
Top Choice
MjBain alessandraferrari Forrest_Imagery kezza7 Martien_Bakens Nikonguy1964
Magnificent Capture
SJP21 Gayle_Solis Paul-Stapleton
Superior Skill
kyleesmiley85 hugh
Outstanding Creativity
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All Star



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4 Comments | Report
judithstopforth December 13, 2015
nice shot!
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The-Art-of-Darkness December 13, 2015
Thank you Judith
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Pamelabole March 15, 2016
Great shot!! ....and congrats on receiving the People's Choice Challenge Award!!
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The-Art-of-Darkness March 19, 2016
Thanks Pamela, it's a real honour
JDLifeshots March 15, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
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The-Art-of-Darkness March 19, 2016
Much appreciated, thank you
joycealicesmith March 15, 2016
Amazing detail! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
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The-Art-of-Darkness March 19, 2016
The wee beastie did all thr hard work for me. Thank you kindly for the congratulations

Behind The Lens

This is another of "my love affair with reptiles" shots taken at Wingham Wildlife Park
Well I was getting the munchies so it was probably mid afternoon. However, since this was taken under artificial light in the reptile house the time of day doesn't really matter. Except for bed time or beer o'clock of course.
It's through glass under artificial light. That's probably why the little beasties are happy to pose for me - they look through the glass and see one of their own looking back at them, haha!
A99v with 50mm f2.8 macro lens, no flash or ring and the old MK1 arm and eyeball combination
I looked through the glass and saw a kindred spirit looking straight back
A few minor tweaks to this one but the job was all about getting sharp focus on the eyeball
In my camera bag
For a general purpose shoot my A99v and spare batteries, a 50mm macro, a sigma 150-500mm with 2X teleconverter and a 16-35mm f2.8 wide angle zoom plus rocket and cleaning kit and my lucky vest.
Get an annual pass to your local wildlife park. These places do invaluable work and in return for your financial support you get the opportunity for countless hours of shooting

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