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EXPLORED ON 06 MAY 2009 - # 210

Every time we think we are the best artists in the world, Nature stuns us. The range of color tones that it displays, the textures that it creates, the vibrance that it radiates...Everything is just stunning.

I had never seen a lizard as green as this one, that I found in Melbourne, Australia. He was so elegant and majestic in his form, and was very curious about what I had in store for him.

While visiting the Zoological Gardens there a few years ago on a very hot day, we soon got tired that we decided to rest on a wooden bench. As we walked towards the seat, I saw this green thing perched on it.

I immediately took out my gear, which already had a tele photo lens attached, and aimed at the lizard. He just moved his eyes towards me, as the Auto Focus function beeped. Click. And a few more Clicks. He was gone. All of this lasted probably a few seconds long.

I guess sometimes life does give us opportune moments.

Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III, and Canon EF70-200 F2.8 IS USM L Lens. Handheld.

Photograph © Kausthub Desikachar

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  1. Irina Kiseleva 60 months ago | reply

    Really this is fantastic!!!

  2. Pappu | Photography Love  :: NIKON 60 months ago | reply

    Amazing colors and sharpness great capture of the lizard...

  3. Honey Bfly 60 months ago | reply

    wow this one is amazing! vibrant colors! awesome shot! ;)

  4. Ar.Shakti Nanda 60 months ago | reply

    brilliant shot....great bokeh

  5. adialapati 59 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!!

  6. Mohamad Khedr 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called WORLD OF GREEN, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. bkwdayton - on hiatus 56 months ago | reply

    Good shot.
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  9. murlon123 54 months ago | reply

    WOW Awesome shot

  10. Scott W. Schmidt 52 months ago | reply

    Nominated

    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
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  11. Emmog 50 months ago | reply

    Superb shot. Really nice colours as you say and detail as others have also said
    Emmog

  12. slavic from april 48 months ago | reply

    Surely a green photo. :) Wonderful.

  13. M-O-O-N that spells ... 42 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning capture. The richness of the colour, the amazing lizard. Wow.

  14. Tizianohc 42 months ago | reply

    WOW the colours are incredible.... and the red eyes really stand out! beautiful lizard...

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  16. srinivasa krishna 41 months ago | reply


    so nice dear friend,
    a wonderful creature.
    so nicely taken.

  17. hamicreek2002 32 months ago | reply

    gorgeous colors. and the title? fuggitaboutit!

  18. monkeyflowers 30 months ago | reply

    He looks so cool.

  19. susiedez 28 months ago | reply

    love your first sentence. about nature stunning us. HOW TRUE! absolutely love this photo and the caption!

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