Another Digital Art image in wrong category

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Clearly a Digital Art shot, imho...ladybug is way out of proportion to the lizard and not a realistic image per the definition of digital art photos.

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Thank you for the report John, it does appear that the lady bug is fake, zoomed in you can see some white pixels around it's legs that wouldn't be there if it were real. Thank you for the report, I reported it as well
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So Sherry, the shot referenced above, which we both agree should be moved to Digital Art, is about to get a top 10 award in Animals for yesterday. Is Pixoto going to wait til it gets the award and points to do something about it, and, if so, perhaps you should explain your reasoning to all the good folks behind him who got screwed out of an award because of Pixoto's inaction.
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I know those lizards, they are very small (body is up to 4" max.). The bug is sized about right. I have zoomed right in to this image and there are no indications of alterations, the white spots Sherry mentions are hairs reflecting flash so while obviously posed, I don't think it's a composite necessarily, if it is, it's been incredibly well executed. As composites are allowed this wouldn't be in breach of Pixoto rules in any case.
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Ladybugs average in size from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), as compared to a 4 in lizard, as you state. Perhaps you should revisit your math calculations, Darrell. Imho, the sizes of the two animals are totally disproportionate.

And no one is disputing he did a great editing job. Just placed it Animals because it probably wouldn't compete well in Digital Arts. So for that, does he get a pass?
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Up to 4". 4" being the upper limit, most are smaller. Additionally the heads are proportionately smaller on these lizards than on most as they are very slim, light climbers. The colour pattern also suggests it's a juvenile. I've kept these as pets, so it's not a random calculation but rather actual observation. They also become extremely docile in captivity, which makes it very easy to pose them.
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Since you are the expect, I yield.
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Well since you yield, I will be gracious and accept that I am always right with dignity.

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