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Sunbathing Lizards and Majestic Waterscapes

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Aaronius31, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Went camping this weekend with a group and came across some very scenic landscape and some highly-photogenic lizards! These were all taken in Westmoreland, VA on one of the most beautiful camping trips I've been on in a very long time. Please forgive me for the crappy editing, but I am still only at the early editing stage in my career where I slide the sliders in L4 and choose what looks best to me. Enjoy :D

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    Sony NEX-6 w/ 16-50mm PZ
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    _DSC9435 by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

    Sony NEX-6 w/ 16-50mm PZ
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    _DSC9433 by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

    Sony NEX-6 w/ 16-50mm PZ
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    _DSC9426 by The Buckinghammer, on Flickr

    Sony NEX-6 w/ 16-50mm PZ
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    Album Link: Westmoreland, VA - a set on Flickr
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Some stunning shots, well done.
     
  3. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Thank you! I finally got some shots worthy of me posting here haha. I am wayyyy too critical of most of the photos I take and usually don't post em up here. But after looking back over this set...man, I feel like a professional with this camera haha. I still need to create a logo for my watermark besides a stand-outish crappy text though haha.
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    #2, 4, 5 and 6 are excellent :thumbup:

    Nice work ;)
     
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Some very nice shots here :)
     
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Wow, some very nice lizard shots you got there, Aaron. Blue-tailed skinks, aren't they? We don't get to see any of them out here in the western U.S.
     
  7. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Thanks everyone! And I'm assuming they're blue-tails since I have no idea about anything about lizards haha. I didn't even know we have lizards that big where I live, but I now know we do!

    I've got an even better lizard picture coming up once I process it. You guys'll love it :D
     
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Those are all excellent pics, but I especially like 4-6. The clarity and lighting are amazing. What was your light source?

    Oh, and yes those are Skinks. We have them all over the place up here.

    Tony
     
  9. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Thanks! and it was just the moonlight for 4 and 5, 30s exposure @ 3.5 @ iso100 for both. The supermoon was out and surprisingly it didnt drown out the stars as much as I thought it would. Also got a 20sec timelapse in the same scene. Fell asleep on the dock while my camera was chirpin away haha. Woke up freezing so I grabbed some towels out of my van and cuddled up.
     
  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I love it. Sometimes, the conditions just come together perfectly for some really magical shots. Well done.

    Tony
     
  11. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    wow amazing pics man, love all them
     
  12. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    I really like the whole set, but the lizard images in particular! Brings back childhood when I used to run around in the summer to try and catch a glimse of them. The colouring of these ones is just beautiful!