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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
First of all ia would like to wish you all a belated Happy Easter! and happy holidays (for all of you not working or free from school) :)

On this last field trip that we went on, we managed to do our work with newts, but unfortunately because of the rather strong and cold wind, we didn't manage to find too many reptiles...except this beautiful lad - a nice, big, full-grown Sand Lizard male - Lacerta agilis. (and also a juvenile grass snake).

He was sunbathing on this big old cut tree trunk and, when we approached him slowly, he was kind enough not to run away :)
I actually managed to circle around it (from a safe distance, of course) and get more shots from different POVs.

Since i've posted some shots of this species before, i'm not going to bore you again with general biological information, but instead i'll post another photo showing a tick from near his eye - please see the Workshop

Hope you'll like it :)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Additional lens: Hoya Close-up +1
Focal Length: 194mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec.
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Exposure Bias: -0.66
F-Stop: f/8
ISO: 100
Flash: Yes (power: -2)
Support: handheld
TOD: about 2 PM
Weather conditions: bright sunny

PS: I’ll be leaving again for a small trip (from tomorrow to Thursday) and hope i’ll get back with some nice shots :)

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Enhanced perspective
Edited by:snowfalken Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 27 N: 497] (1788)

Hello Horia,

Here's what I did to enhance perspective:

- Opened the picture in CS2;
- cropped for a different composition;
- added frame;
- saved the file;

I hope you like it and you don't mind! Of course you don't mind since you allowed workshops to be posted! :)
Have a great weekend my friend!

Best Regards,
Eddie

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Portrait
Edited by:horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)

Here you can see a close-up on his head, as well as the tick he has near his eye (there were actually more on his body)...what can i say...they come with the age :)

Many thanks again to Filipe for the tips for the framing!!!!!! :)