July 28, 2009

 New neighbour

I'm almost sure that this lizard is stellion (Laudakia stellio). Or some very similar Agamidae:

Baby stellion lizard

He decided to settle down on the fence of our forecourt and it is good thing: there's a belief that lizards bring fortune to home they live in.
This is a very young specimen, about just 10-12 centimeters long; adults are much bigger, something like 30 cm. in length, and have heavier head and wider body. I've seen many of them in desert around here but never met them living near inhabited places. Might be nice to tame him, they known as friendly animals.

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: Yes (on-camera)

July 25, 2009

 Fresh Fruit

apple branch

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 120mm
Flash Used: Yes

I am testing new widget: «Related posts» section beneath each post, a Blogger plugin made by LinkWithin (shown on post pages only). Installation is well explained in this Blogger Buster post (thanks, Amanda!). I kind of like it, but there's a big disadvantage: the widget is not customizable at all so you need to email LinkWithin if you want to make any change. It's OK for now, but i think to try and find some better and more open solution.

July 24, 2009

 Picture Me

Lots of cats recently; i just can't resist photographing them.

black cat

I've been photographing someone outside when this cat approached us. She was very friendly and sat there for a while, watching. As a joke i pointed the camera to her direction and the cat actually started posing, like inviting me to photograph more. For this one i had to lie on the ground. I think the cat laughed at me on that: just look at ironic expression on her face.
Some PP applied. :)

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 220mm
Flash Used: No

July 23, 2009

 «Who do you looking at?!»


This is the dude from Life Is A Miracle! i posted two weeks ago.
Dirt on the left side of his mouth is actually a sign of recent accident: he was hit by a running car. Everyone was pretty sure the cat is going to die, but he survived — spent one of his nine lives i guess. Now a piece of his bottom lip is missing. Seems like he doesn't care at all and enjoy the life as usual.
I wonder what does he think while i photographing him? This expression on his face is somewhat frightening… If he was a big tiger he will eat me for sure. :)

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 110mm
Flash Used: No

July 20, 2009

 Here Comes the Train


I took this one in March but back then, being out of ideas and inspiration, i left it unprocessed. Today, while cleaning up some old stuff from HDD, i found this photo and decided to try again. Three hours later i had it! :)
LOMO effect used here is based on this excellent tutorial. I think it went not bad after all.
Comments are welcome.

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/640 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 55mm
Flash Used: No

July 9, 2009

 Life Is A Miracle!

lazy cat

This is the cat that everyone knows and cares of. He lives on the street but has a food and place to sleep thanks to all his human friends. His life is fantastic!

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash Used: No

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