The catch


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Here the first catch of the chameleon shooting. I myself was almost a bit shocked, when I saw this image after making it. The normally so small and "sweet" reptile suddenly got a touch of Alien IV
Interesting to see his protected eyes. It seems to have a kind of "fire and forget" tongue - once the tongue is out it does not look at the prey anymore (I assume that this should protect the eyes from fast approaching parts - like legs - from the prey, when it is pulled back with high speed into the mouth)
06/12/2010 - 06:24AxelLuther
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/125
Aperturef/16
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length100mm
Views/Likes65/0

nonur

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 08:27
Super shot Axel, we've been waiting for this. It's been worthy of waiting to get that shot of the amazing moment.
Regards,
Nezih

jeff0000

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 09:09
good shoot
playing firm but fair all the way

alfpics

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 09:50
Great timing!
Andy
Andy

thoughton

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 10:42
Good shot! How did you time it?
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 12:03
thoughton wrote:
Good shot! How did you time it?

Hi Tim - the photo was taken with 100mm, ISO 200, F16, 1/125 sec and I used my Sigma ring flash (in this case mounted to the lens to get maximum light into the scenery - most of the other chameleon shots are taken with a freehand ring reflector - but the actual hunt shots were all taken with mounted reflector)
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Colors are the lack of darkness

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 13:01
Good Axel very good.
PPG

thoughton

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 14:02
PS that tongue is pretty gross
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 16:17
A WINNER!!!!
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

timcx500e

Link Posted 06/12/2010 - 17:46
Another fantastic capture .
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