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Geckos (Gekkonidae; geitjies)

Geckos (Gekkonidae; geitjies)
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Copyright: Graeme Swarts (swarg) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 3 N: 21] (373)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5600, Close-up +2
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 3:40
Viewed: 6634
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This gecko was sitting on a rock. I had a few moments to take this shot before it skitted away.

In most cases, geckos are easily distinguished from other lizards in that they have large eyes, lacking movable eyelids (these having become fused and transparant so that each eye is covered by a spectacle) and in that most species have adhesive toe pads (scansors) that allow them to ‘stick' to seemingly smooth surfaces. Most are nocturnal and they live in a large variety of different habitats. All are oviparous and usually lay two, relatively large, hard-shelled eggs. Many have adapted well to urbanization and live in buildings, and have spread around the world by hiding in goods and ships. Geckos form the largest lizard group in South Africa and no less than 61 species occur here.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-25 15:11]

How can nobody have critiqued this photo before?!?
This is a spectacular shot with great composition and a great POV.
Well done,

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