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adriansart March 26, 2016
Wow this is amazing talk about Jurassic Park!
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djamesbarr March 31, 2016
my first thought exactly adriansart! WOW!
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estercastillo08 June 01, 2016
Wow !!!
 
photosmalta November 07, 2016
Congratulations on winning the Reptiles & Amphibians in the Wild challenge. I loved your photo as soon as I saw it. I think it really sums up the challenge! Great shot!
 
nandicmb November 08, 2016
Congratulations on winning the Reptiles & Amphibians in the Wild Photo Challenge!
 
Infocuz December 05, 2016
Beautiful. Your focus could not have been any more perfect for this one. I can't even count the number of times my autofocus does wonky things. You hit the nail on the head with this one. Well done.
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pmed20 December 06, 2016
Thank you all.
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mattarcher_7110 March 18, 2017
Thank you for entering my challenge. Your image was in my top 5. Great shot
 
Witmar April 05, 2017
fantastic picture
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Merlot April 06, 2017
Magic and incredibly realistic love it
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Pamlynnem Apr 26
There are so many things I love about this; capturing the simple interaction between the two, the clarity of the creatures is framed nicely by the out of focus background. Great image!
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JB11 Apr 30
Lovely
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Nice love this action shot thanks for adding to my contest
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marcbaechtold May 13
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
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marcbaechtold May 13
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
 
Nostroboy Jul 21
Excellent one ! Well done !
 
aaronbohmer Jul 29
Wow, so beautiful

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my backyard. I enjoy taking shots of flowers with a macro lens and these two just happened to show up.
Time
This has turned out to be my most popular image. I went out in my backyard, around 5 pm, to see if I could get some shots of flowers. These two lizards showed up on the fence. They were so focused on each other, I was able to get close.
Lighting
The sun was still pretty high, but they were behind some plants, so there was shade.
Equipment
This was shot using a Nikon D600 and Nikkor 85mm macro lens. Hand held, so no other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I was taking shots of some flowers that are in shaded spot at that time of day. I saw these two squaring off, but they are usually so skittish they run off before I can get close. This time, they were so focused on each other, I decided to see if I could get close enough for a shot. They never acted like they knew I was anywhere near and I was able to capture a couple of images.
Editing
There were some bright spots due to the sun coming through the plants, so I decreased highlights. Adjusted shadows and clarity. Then just sharpened a little.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 70-300mm lens ready to go. I also pack a D600 as backup. An assortment of lenses. My favorites are the 70-300mm, 24-70mm and 50mm. All Nikkor lenses. Usually have a monopod tied to the bottom.
Feedback
My focus is mostly nature/wildlife. As so often happens in this type of photography, this opportunity occurred quite suddenly. I try to learn as much as I can about the subject, so I can place myself where I will have the best opportunity for a good capture, but you never know what will pop up. Be aware of your surroundings and always prepared for the unexpected.

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