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I'm so pretty

I'm so pretty
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Copyright: Adrian Szatewicz (aes_thor) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-26
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 28-300 mm Eq.
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amphibians and reptiles of Poland, Reptiles of Europe, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-28 5:18
Viewed: 4181
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo of Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) with his great, green breeding colours.

I found a great place in old quarry, where I could sometimes almost touch them. They are very shy but after 10 minutes just ignore our presence.
In one place I count about 6 lizards, hiding in small holes in sand. It was very hot and sunny day so they were very active- some of them fighting each other, some just taking sunbath...

I took this photograph during my last trip to Puszcza Biala, near small village called Brzozy Wielkie.
Great place to watch birds and other animals,where many small lakes appeared after water flooded holes in earth made by quarry work.

I love intensive colours of these reptiles during spring time.

Have a nice day!

CeltickRanger, boreocypriensis, matatur, cicindela, vanderschelden, CatherineD, gracious, haraprasan, Miss_Piggy, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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To Miss_Piggy: Hi!aes_thor 2 04-29 23:40
To CatherineD: Hi Catherine!aes_thor 1 04-29 02:07
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hello Adrian

very beautiful close shot and portrait of this lizard,
with fine POV, DOF and framimg, excellent luminosity of the image
with great contrast, sharpness and details, TFS


nice close up, TFS Ori

Hello Adrian,
Really :) what a prety Sand lizard my friend. All details and scallation are perfect! Well done!
TFS and regards,

A beautifully executed portrait of an "agile lizard" Adrian, the scalation and colour patterns are finely reproduced in your capture, TFS my friend.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-04-28 9:21]

Hello Adrian,
Wooooow ! What a great portrait for this superb lizard.
The "+++" : composition, great subject, POV, sharpness, exposure, colors of the reptile, complementary note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,

Witam Adrianie!
Kolejna fajna fotka, tym razem portret samca zwinki :) Bardzo dora ostrosc i kolorystyka. Udalo Ci sie naprawde blisko podejsc do gadziny ;)
Jesli nie masz nic przeciwko dodalbym Twoje zdjecie do tematu "Plazy i gady Polski" :)

Hello Adrian,
Good close up. Photographing a lizard is not easy. Very good 'head' sharpness. Good colors.

Hi Adrian, wonderful portrait of beautiful lizard with fantstic colors and splendid details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Adrian,

Will be back later with comments...


Yes, he (or she?) is so pretty! Very beautiful colours and sharpness. Well done. TFS,

Hello Adrian,
Very fine and beautiful macro of this colourful lizard!
the exposure and focus is perfect with great details to view and enjoy
well done and TFS

Hi Adrian,
A nice capture of this beautiful green lizard. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Adrian
Yes I agree that this is pretty. The colours, details and textures are displayed so well and are very clearly seen. When I saw this image it reminded me of the one my husband took some time ago. You are welcome to have a look if you have some time. Prehensile-tailed Tree Skink Yours is a lizard and his was a skink, but the green colour of your lizard made me think back to his. Anyway, you have captured this lizard in a lovely close-up pose, and I am sure I see a tiny smile on its face. The detail of the eye, ear and paws are really sharp and I really fancy the different shapes and sizes of the scales. As before this is a great image. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Great shot. Beautiful colours and sharply focussed. The reflections on the eye look lively.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2008-04-29 17:03]

Hi Adrian,
Excellent close up! Very good focus and detail.

Witaj Adrian!

Jaszczurka faktycznie śliczna. Znakomita jakość i kadr - cóż można jeszcze dodać.


Hi Adrian,
This is simply a fantastic photo. I absolutely agree with Christian (TAZ) in the "+++". The very little "-" for me is the grainy bg - but it's a minor problem, doesn't count too much.
Congrats for this superb shot. I added You to my fave list, I like Your style of photographing and commenting. :)
Best wishes, László

Ciao Adrian!
Excellent capture!
I've never seen a lizard so detailed!
Perfect shot...

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