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Skink

A Skink lurkes in the shrub, waiting for a flying snack.

 

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For a couple of weeks, now, I have been re-learning how to use my SLR camera and macro lens, so I will be showing some of these efforts. Please feel free to offer your critique and advice, as I am keen to recover, and I have a very thick skin.  :)

Skink

A Skink lurkes in the shrub, waiting for a flying snack.

 

                        <<<[]>>>

 

For a couple of weeks, now, I have been re-learning how to use my SLR camera and macro lens, so I will be showing some of these efforts. Please feel free to offer your critique and advice, as I am keen to recover, and I have a very thick skin.  :)

comments (14)

La photo est jolie mais je ne suis pas fan des reptiles.
Ray: I love reptiles ... living Dinosawes!
This is great, good use of DoF!!
Ray: You are very kind, Rob! smile
I think this is fantastic, Ray - you've perfectly caught the eye in focus which is always the key in my mind... Well done!
Ray: Thank you, Elizabeth. I was happy to get the eye in reasonable focus.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Sep 2018, 06:36
The only thing to say is practise makes perfect Ray, just keep at it..

This picture is a good 'un
Ray: Yes...stiff practicing, and that is likely to continue forever, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2018, 06:54
This is a wonderful photograph! And I admire your fantastic progress in writing- mostly absolutely correct!
Ray: Thank you, Philine.

Writing has improved well...unfortunately, reading continues to be a big challenge and, while I am making some progress, I cannot manage even short newspaper articles at this stage. I am still targeting 100% recovery, but know I gave much still to do.
Rho .....magnifique !!!!
Je crois que tu as retrouvé ton art de la photographie ..J'en suis suis très heureuse pour toi
Bonne continuation
Ray: Vous êtes très gentil, Claudine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2018, 07:53
That's great news, Ray - and great for us as we will get some nice creatures like this one from your ever seeing eye (like the skink's!)
Ray: I have about 2 weeks of close-ups of garden lovelies loaded, Lisl...I hope I don't pore everyone.
Well this looks fine to me. The eye is bright and sharp...I wish mine were
Ray: I have been doing a lot of re-learning of all aspects of macro technique, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Sep 2018, 08:11
Skin and skink eh Ray. I like this photograph of the reptile.
Ray: I am pleased you like it, Chad.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2018, 08:24
Despite having quite an innocent look on its face, no doubt a nip from this would cause an agonising death. I can see your reflection in its eye.
Ray: It is a bit wimpish, Alan, so unlikely to nip. It think that is me in its eye.
Focus will be the hardest part, Ray and there, you just keep trying.
Ray: I have a number of Exec Functions challenges to deal with...the planning of a shot posed numerous challenges...but I am practicing a lot, and seem to be getting it right more often now.

See next week or so! smile
This suggests that you are coming along nicely, Ray!
Ray: Thank you, Tom.

A few more next week, and you might like some of them.
Rather these than snakes, quite a little character.
Ray: They are harmless, Brian.
the skink's head is in perfect focus and i like your depth of field for the rest of his body Ray....petersmile
Ray: Thank you, Peter.

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