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Smiling Gecko
22-JUL-2004 Yves Rubin

Smiling Gecko

Kona Coffee Starbucks, Kailua Kona, Hawaii

This was a gecko checking me out at a the Kona Starbucks coffee house.
They have made that building a favorite place to hang out!
I got this shot while this character was coming down an outside pilar painted a pale cream color.

The Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos.

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Eleanor Lasta 04-May-2011 17:19
Wow, I love this pic!!!
Dmitry Zamorin12-Mar-2009 10:19
Incredible macro!
Art Parnell16-Dec-2008 04:28
Who knew a gecko could have so much personality? Well done, Yves.
Bill Warren15-Dec-2008 01:12
I know I've looked at this before and can't think why I did not comment earlier. No brainer why you have it set up for sales. BV
C Ann How12-Dec-2008 08:29
Superb dof and color!
John Freeman06-Nov-2008 22:42
Wonderful smiling gecko and great use of shallow DOF against the white background. The result is stunning. V
Thierry Lucas26-Oct-2008 16:55
Very nice work.
Marco Valk22-Oct-2008 16:58
amazing capture; gmv
Julie Bird05-May-2008 03:15
How could you resist such a smile? Wonderful choice of DOF. V. Julie
Denis Vincelette18-Mar-2008 00:38
Tellement beau et bien fait FÉlicitations . une petite merveille !
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte02-Jan-2008 20:45
Really wonderful lighting and compo. Really I like it.
Keith Rankin31-Dec-2007 02:27
Just fabulous!!!! V
Ann LT18-Dec-2007 17:55
How come these guys don't hang out at my Starbucks,Yves?
And even if they did,I don't think I'd be able to capture them sooooo beautifully as you do.
Can Cellek 12-Dec-2007 18:07
wonderful depth-of-field choice, impressive composition and of course, a wonderful smile :) i haven't seen such a good shot with lizards for ages.. that's why this will be my background image for months, i guess :) i was wondering what kind of a gecko is she?
coaster09-Dec-2007 02:01
Great shot!
zenmatt07-Dec-2007 11:46
One of my favorite shots on PBase. Just super! zm
MarcWildPassion29-Nov-2007 22:35
Great Colors and DOF. Super . V
Claudia Cavazos26-Nov-2007 16:06
Sweet Picture!!!!!
Cyrus Khamak09-Nov-2007 05:56
Great focus on the heard V
Stacy Egan30-Oct-2007 16:37
Awesome shot, stunning color and focus on the eyes.
TS. Bok29-Oct-2007 12:30
Lovely shot!
Alina27-Oct-2007 17:34
I love that one
mojoflowerchick23-Oct-2007 12:47
GREAT shot...
Andrew Stewart08-Sep-2007 09:02
What a smile. great shot.
Donald Verger05-Sep-2007 07:18
so lovely and cool, a toy company would pay billions or someone for this iconic way cool image!

Chad Ramsey04-Sep-2007 00:23
Excellent capture! Great choice for profile picture! V
laine8207-Aug-2007 12:17
That's wonderful !!
Ross Throndson25-Jul-2007 13:51
Wow....what a Fabulous Capture.....Brilliant Color....Amazing Image!! ~V~
Marijka20-Jun-2007 01:26
Connor Roelke29-May-2007 00:44
I love it! Made me smile!!!!
Dave Wixx20-Apr-2007 03:01
Beautiful colours and lovely use of dof.
Jay Levin18-Apr-2007 20:31
Great shot. One can't help but smile back. :) Vote
Stefano Di Domizio12-Apr-2007 16:10
Just great!
Jim Kramer09-Apr-2007 13:11
this is awesome! I don't think I've ever seen a lizard smile before!!! {vote!}
Ohad.R05-Apr-2007 13:03
great DOF
Pawel Kazmierczyk02-Apr-2007 17:46
this must be one of the best nature shots on this site. Colors, depth of field, composition - just superb. Congratualtions!
Simon Chandler27-Mar-2007 06:16
Excellent work. Superb composition. Wonderful DOF control.
Wei O'Connell25-Mar-2007 00:36
Just beautiful. Great DOF and colors.
Jola Dziubinska23-Feb-2007 09:51
Just LOVELY :)
Robert Charity14-Feb-2007 20:09
what a nice little lizard, well shot, V
Norman Richard18-Jan-2007 02:38
Thank You for letting me meet this guy!
dawn03-Jan-2007 03:25
great shot with ver nice lighting and color.
Sue Beatrice23-Nov-2006 02:30
What a cutie pie! Your skills as a photographer and your skills in post processing are superb!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad19-Nov-2006 03:30
A face everyone can love, lol. V
ac16-Nov-2006 17:17
Great post-processing. You are a champion.
Guest 16-Nov-2006 16:32
Fantastic and deserves all the praise below. Absolutely memorable shot
Raul Echivarre16-Nov-2006 10:44
This is a cool gecko portrait! Nice DOF as well.
flowsnow16-Nov-2006 00:44
This gecko just kept on staring at me and I couldn't help going back to it to take a closer look. What can I say..- bravo! Good shot!! V
Stefano Gaggero14-Nov-2006 10:15
Very beautiful, voted!
adrianox03-Nov-2006 18:14
Great capture Yves! - now this really would make an incredible poster. Superb!
crina.21-Oct-2006 03:30
Amazing and eye-catching!
Petros Labrakos04-Oct-2006 06:49
sure it's exceptional close-up work!
Jim Chiesa01-Oct-2006 06:10
This is superb, Yves, what a unique portrait ! Excellent composition.
Stefanos Lampridis20-Sep-2006 18:49
Simply amazing!!! V.
Guest 31-Aug-2006 23:58
Happy to see him too!
André Lemieux31-Aug-2006 20:48
I love this picture, voted
gordifeliz30-Aug-2006 09:03
beverley harrison22-Aug-2006 10:32
absolutely gorgeous shot!!
Scotty Graham12-Aug-2006 02:51
I love this shot. Fantastic.
Guest 11-Aug-2006 22:50
wow that is REAL??? awesome green! it's smiling
salim madjd08-Aug-2006 22:23
WOW! What a great shot. There are not too many high-key gecko photos out there. Just amazing!
aLub@08-Aug-2006 15:29
Great captured. I didnt know they can smile. ;-).
Peter Stahl27-Jul-2006 22:30
Awesome shot , love the shallow DOF!!

m1ke_a16-Jul-2006 16:49
A perfect shot. :-)

This cheeky chap has to be one of the more popular Pbase images!
Ann DeCamp15-Jul-2006 22:10
I totally love this picture
J. Vincent15-Jul-2006 14:08
Great capture!
Andrew Vincent15-Jul-2006 09:41
Wow. Fantastic shot!
Bev Brink11-Jul-2006 02:18
Your geckos are charming, Yves. Great capture of their facial expressions, skin texture, and color. Amazing shots! Bev
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography03-Jul-2006 07:42
Guest 23-Jun-2006 06:21
the lighting is so great, it looks like a studio shot!
Guest 16-Jun-2006 12:37
what a superb image! ~~~vote~~~
frank_111216-Jun-2006 09:20
xnir16-Jun-2006 04:09
excellent !!:)
Petri Lopia14-Jun-2006 10:16
Smile your are in Yves camera =) Really good photo with good colours.
This is good wallpaper with white background color.
R.Moreno14-Jun-2006 07:43
Outstanding picture. Voted.
Isabel Cutler14-Jun-2006 00:32
Absolutely charming!
Richard Calmes08-Jun-2006 16:54
My favorite! Vote
Vipin Mayer08-Jun-2006 09:03
excellent one, a smiling Gecko. lovely colours and lighting.
Guest 06-Jun-2006 12:25 he smiling??? fabulous imgae. Beautiful green and great white space. Voted
Brian with an Eye05-Jun-2006 08:08
This image made my day! A wonderful capture. Congratulations. Voted
Sergio Pessolano04-Jun-2006 10:24
Stunning image. Perfect carrying out about BG, DOF, colors and sharpness. Voted.
Sue Robertson20-May-2006 11:09
Fantastic shot. Voted.
Christina Conroy30-Apr-2006 06:57
Great shot! Love it!
Isolde Peisl16-Apr-2006 16:52
Fantastic!!!! Gets my vote!
caveman_lee12-Apr-2006 12:46
Very nice. Love the color, DOF and its smile too.
Gil Azouri08-Apr-2006 00:16
Wow! fantastic capture!
Guest 01-Apr-2006 21:07
tomsview26-Mar-2006 22:37
What a macro shot!
-Adi- 20-Jan-2005 11:42
Haha, me like, me so like! =)
Love all the photos here as well, since I am particularly sensitive to colors my self.
Thanks for sharing Yves!
Cheers! -Adi-
Yves Rubin25-Aug-2004 05:43
Thanks! It is the 28-135mm IS lens, I usually keep it on my lighter D60. The image was optimized with a level adjustement (white balance was done when converting from RAW).
Yiannis Pavlis25-Aug-2004 04:39
what a color ,is that the same lens the 28-135 , nice composition too.