Marcela Stegemueller  

Untitled by Marcela Stegemueller

June 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I took this picture of a geiko among some of the blossoms of a Nandina plant. I took it handheld trying to focus on the small animal. It blended in with the fragile blooms. I did not have time to get my tripod. Is the picture acceptably sharp? I want to hear what you think. My settings were 1/200 @ f/5.6 ISO 1600 at 200 mm with my 70 to 200 mm F4 lens.

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5 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
How to make a beautiful picture of a geiko? This looks like amazing success. Surrounded by beautiful flowers and looking at another stem of the same. Excellent exposure and the critter in excellent focus despite what should be a pretty narrow depth of field. I would consider cropping a little off the right. I don't think you need as much of the brown wall or whatever it is.   Posted: 06/09/2020 22:11:03

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Marcela, I think this is a great image. Excellent exposure & color...My only suggestions would, per Stan - crop out the brown wall. I would also consider cropping down from the top just a bit.
well done!   Posted: 06/12/2020 14:09:41

John Hackett   John Hackett
I suspect that the creature is quite small, and as a result depth of field is quite limited. The important bits are all sharp, and it is neatly positioned in the frame, I like the of the tail included on the right.It all looks good to me but I am not a natural history expert.   Posted: 06/14/2020 04:44:47
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
John has a good point, I didn't even realize that was the tail curving around. In the interest of keeping it complete, perhaps the wall needs to stay.   Posted: 06/14/2020 17:23:05

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Marcela, Nice sharp image even including his tale. I wouldn't do much to the photo unless you could bring his tail out a little more even though it gets caught in the depth of field.   Posted: 06/14/2020 06:55:46