Taken 11-Mar-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Lizard, Northern spiny-tailed gecko, Strophurus ciliaris, gecko, reptile, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions6000 x 4000
Original file size3.43 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Mar-14 21:01
Date modified14-Feb-16 22:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/20
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Strophurus ciliaris

Strophurus ciliaris

Strophurus ciliaris (Northern spiny-tailed gecko)

Status: Least Concern.

Isn't this a beautiful creature? It doesn't take much for me to imagine fire blasting from his mouth, and wings, and barbed tail.... Warning: objects in this picture may appear bigger then they really are. This monster may attack with all the aggression of a clothes peg on your finger.

I'm trying to remember to take close up shots when I'm out shooting. You'd think it would be obvious, but mostly when I shoot wildlife I try and capture the entire animal so all its features are visible for identification etc. One of the general "rules" is to make sure the whole subject is in the frame. Once they become second nature, then you need to think about how you break them.