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Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

I shot this fellow sitting on the edge of a sandstone cliff in Canyon de Chelley. I didn't notice the weird background until I opened it it PS.



Because of the several hundred feet drop behind the lizard into the canyon below/behind, and the monotone colour of the background, the background comes out as one single colour.

Can't complain about bad bokeh
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

Nice, he is obviously a little hot as he appears to be panting, or is it yawning? Hope you didn't get too near the edge?

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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

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Nice, he is obviously a little hot as he appears to be panting, or is it yawning? Hope you didn't get too near the edge?

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I think he is saying ... if we go over the edge we go together
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

Yeah that's freaky : like the background has been cut away and replaced.
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

What sort of size was he/she?
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

Looks very much like Australia's Jacky Dragon.

Is this a prelude to a series of stunning images from Canyon de Chelley that we can look forward to?
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

It was about 15 cm long, and I was maybe two meters from it. I'll post some more from Canyon de Chelly although we didn't go down into the canyon. I'll have to post a picture my colleague took of me on the edge... We are always arguing about taking risks, because I claim he's always on the edges. This time he got some solid proof, that I'm just as bad. Ooops
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

Cathrine, as you talk of risks that some of us take, I too am guilty of that.
To illustrate my foolishness I have posted some pictures here.
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

You win, Mark

As I say, I was playing safe.

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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

The foremost leg of your pod looks perilously close to the lip. Had it slipped then you would have lost the lot. So I'm wondering whether you cloned away some of the ledge for effect? If not, then I am sure you took steps to prevent that happening. Anyway, I love the shot and with you in it the Valley is even more picturesque.
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Re: Artificial background? No, just looks like it :-)

Looking at the shadow cast by the foremost leg, it appears that the tip of that leg is resting on something over the edge ?
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