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I was walking through the Climatron when I spotted this gecko holing on to the palm fronds. I was amazed how his feet were able to cling to the wet leaves....
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I was walking through the Climatron when I spotted this gecko holing on to the palm fronds. I was amazed how his feet were able to cling to the wet leaves.
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cindybucholz
 
cindybucholz September 05, 2017
Michelle What a spectacular catch!!!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 03, 2018
Congrats on your award !!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo while exploring the tropical gardens at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri. I had gone into an area where most visitors do not explore, He was just hanging out on one of the tropical leaves
Time
This photo was taken in the morning. The sun was behind a thin layer of clouds.
Lighting
The tropical gardens are located in a glass geodesic dome which allows the light to accent plants in the lower part of the garden though out the day. I liked how the shadows of the other plants added an additional layer to the leaf.
Equipment
This is a hand held shot I took using my Nikon P900 camera.
Inspiration
I found it interesting how the gecko could hold on to the leaf that was at a 45 degree angle. He seamed to be content to be in the sunshine.
Editing
The Nikon P900 saves photos in JPEG. I use Lightroom to do my post processing. I cropped the photo to make the gecko the center of attention and set the white & black balance points. I also adjusted the highlights and shadow to bring out more of the details.
In my camera bag
I carry with me my Nikon P510 & P900 cameras with which I can easily take macro to telescopic photos. I carry two 8 x10 pieces of foam board. One is black and one is white on one side and aluminum foil attached to the other to affect the lighting. I take my tripod and my case containing my adapter and UV, CPL, FLD and Neutral Density Filters.
Feedback
Don't be afraid to go off the standard path. You never know what is just around the next turn. Keep your camera ready to take a shot.

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