Jim Bodkin  

Handsom Lizard by Jim Bodkin

December 2019 - Handsom Lizard

December 2019 - Jim Bodkin


About the Image(s)

During the cold months we enjoy the inner rooms at Brookfield Zoo to capture nature subjects. The reptile house is not one of my favorites, but I wanted to try something different like shooting through glass and reducing the reflections. This lizard was very cooperative (still), but the colors, although natural, were very extreme - almost over saturated! I liked the image, but wanted to change it to monochrome to emphasize the texture and details.

Shot in indoor lighting at 1/15 sec, f/11, ISO 2000 with a Canon 7D MkII, 100-400 + 1.4x tele extender lens set at 560mm on a tripod. Processed with Lightroom for cropping, spot removal and sharpening, then converted to B&W in Lightroom. I made a special effort to get background as black as possible with medium tones for the lizard.

Isn’t he (or she?) a handsome lizard?

2 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80..Great image. I love the conversion to mono which really focuses on the lizard rather than all the color.

By the way, are in any way related to an Evelyn Bodkin who was a psychologist in Huntington, New York that I worked for many years ago?   Posted: 12/04/2019 20:43:16

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Thanks, Beverly. I think I prefer the mono version also.

Sorry, no (known) relationship to Evelyn.
  Posted: 12/05/2019 01:29:53


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