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Couple of behavioural shots, a bit of jaw cleaning after a meal? I spotted some cob web around his mouth in the picture above, so perhaps an eight legged snack, or just a bit of slobber!







This is what to me makes the hours and hours of waiting for these in-situ shots worth my time, not many animals will show behaviour like this if caught and posed!

These were again ISO 800 so I'm comfortable I can catch any noise in Photoshop, haven't tried to reduce it in these pics at all, so not too bad.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 4:44pm
those are great shots Gemma, really crisp and nice bit of behaviour too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Omlette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 6:27pm
that second shot is lovely - sharp well exposed and good dof :). noise is only really noticeable on the background.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GemmaJF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 7:02pm
Cheers guys, got that last one down as my 'bench mark'. If I can keep it to that quality, going to be fun catching different behavior this year. Shot at 1/2000 f/6.3 ISO 800, going online shopping looking for a small tripod and remote switch, think I've earned at least a look at them today! 
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Remote switch and mini tripod ordered. For years I thought because they were photography related they would cost a small fortune, Canon switch for my camera and mini tripod came to less than £30! Wish I had checked them out before.
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Some from this morning. These with my zoom lens in Tv mode, mostly hand held. Again looking at noise at ISO 800 in sunlight.



Newly emerged male above, I wasn't doing  yesterday's subject much justice saying he was preparing to slough, as comparing with this guy, he's obviously post slough. Doh! So I'll give him a bit more 'exposure'. Talking of which, room for improvement I think with getting the exposure of the subject right. Ones below bit too much, not enough, mmmmmm just right!









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Back to the macro lens for this afternoon, was seeing how the angle of the afternoon sun affected things, had to remove noise from the backgrounds in Photoshop. DOF was limited as I was focusing on the shady side of the lizards face:




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Clap! the last one especially. with tripod and remote you can probably go back to iso 100 and aperture priority.

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Cheers Tim, looking forward to the new bits arriving Smile
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Switch has arrived! How was I working without it! Even hand held there is much less camera movement when using the switch. Happy days Big smile

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