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Snake-eyed Lizard

Snake-eyed Lizard
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 7:05
Viewed: 4403
Points: 44
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Snake-eyed Lizard - Ophisops elegans

I almost stumbled on this little lizard as I was walking along a road near Petra on Lesvos. This is a male, about 6 cm in length from snout to vent. It was very obliging and stopped frozen in this pose long enough for me to get several photos.

This was captured from a distance of about 2 metres. It has been cropped and sharpened.

I'm most grateful to 'Tiborsos' for having given me the correct ID for this one that I thought was the Balkan Wall Lizard.

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To tiborsos: Balkan Wall Lizarduleko 1 06-22 12:51
To cicindela: Balkan Wall Lizarduleko 1 06-20 09:22
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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-20 7:24]

Very fine image of interesting species, Balkan Wall Lizard. Excellent viewpoint and wonderful depth. The simplicity of the image makes very wonderful. tfs.

Buen trabajo Ulla. Varios aspectos son destacables en tu toma de manera sobresaliente, en primer lugar el color, de variadas gamas, bien contrastadas y muy realistas. El ángulo de disparo acertado. Originalidad en el fodo, que da mucha plasticidad.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Nice sharp shot with a nice compo
nie little animal

take care

Hello Ulla!
Very funny composition, this little lizard looks like 3-legs creature :)
I like good light and depth of field. On the other hand the BG is not too natural I think (but I know that sometimes these lizards can be found also in the centres of big cities).
Best greetings from Lodz,

Ciao Ulla. Good POV here and exciting light to hit the bright colours. Very good work.


Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful capture of the Balkan Wall Lizard taken from an excellent frontal POV with a great eye contact, very good sharpness and splendid contrast of colours.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-20 12:15]

Hi Ulla
Wonderful shot of a lovely lizard!
Congratulation for the perfect sharp details and great colors.
Very good POV!

Hello Ulla,
Nice colours, details and focus.
Wonderful composition with superb background.

Hi Ulla, this lizard is so pretty, I've never seen one with such green parts. Is it a soft blue tone on the sides?
Fantastic shot, this one is beautiful and the sharpness is excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-20 13:39]

Hello Ulla,
Beautiful photo of this lizard in great sharpness, colours and DOF. Very attractive pose.

Hello Ulla,
My dear neighbor TN today! ... I have to repeat i: That Canon SX10 is very well in your hands! ... I think this picture was taken with full zoom (100 mm) and yet has maintained an excellent level of sharpness and detail. The POV is very nice and allows for a very attractive background effect. The balance is absolutely OK. Good job! Have a nice week, TFS, Jesús

Hello Ulla
Merci pour ce lézard attentif, dans sa pose trčs naturelle.
Va-t-il partir ŕ droite... ou ŕ gauche ...

Ciao Ulla, splendid lizard, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-06-21 12:00]

Hi Ulla,
so that is where you roamed and found your top models! Such a lovely shot, you can be proud of it. It's a lizard we don't see (often) on TN. Thanks for all.
Best regards

Hello Ulla
a fine capture of this lizardin a stony environment, excellent frontal POV
thre very sharp head and the blurred tail gives this image a geat perspective
Beautiful colors and lighting too
Have a good night

Hello Ulla,

a beautiful Lizard you have photographed here.
Good pov from above, details and sharpness.
Fine colours.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-22 4:18]

Hello Ulla,
A very pleasant vertical composition, where the sharpness goes increasing from top to bottom. Beautiful little lezard with these fine tints on the head. And the grey ground makes a perfect background. Very cute creature!
Kind regards

nice capture, although is Ophisops elegans, not Podarcis tauricus, tfs

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-23 5:47]

Hello Ulla,
very beautiful capture of the lizard. the skin is so well seen and the greenish colour is so pleasant to look.
you handled the camera very well which I have one, and I know it is very handy.
no flaws to me in giving the beauty of slow blurring from the front to the tail.
nicely done.


Hi Ulla,

This is amazing capture with nice sharp details. Nice eye contact. Very nice PoV. I liked your composition!


Hello Ulla,
Excellent capture of this handsome Ophisops, with nice blue coloration and eye contact. He seems to be very curious to see you! Well done! Cheers,

Hi Ulla,

Sorry i missed this beauty! I think you've uploaded it while i was absent from TN! It seems O. elegans ssp. macrodactylus who also live in western parts of Turkey.
Your POV and details are great here.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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