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lizard
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 5:33
Viewed: 4824
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lizards are reptilian, four-legged, cold-blooded, with an integumentary system comprised of scales, with a skull composed of quadrate bones. Lizards also possess external ears and movable eyelids. Encompassing forty families, there is tremendous variety in color, appearance and size. Due to their smooth, shiny appearance, lizards can appear slimy or slippery; their skin is actually very dry due to a lack of pores to excrete lubricants.

Lizards have scales on their skin which may be tubercular or have ossified encrustations called osteoderms.[1].

Most lizards are oviparous, though a few species are viviparous. Many are also capable of regeneration of lost limbs or tails.

Some lizard species, including the glass lizard and legless lizards, have some vestigial structures though no functional legs. They are distinguished from true snakes by the presence of eyelids and ears and a tail that can sometimes break off as a physical defense mechanism.


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Hello Marjan,
nice picture of this Lacerta (or sometimes Zootoca) vivipara. It got a little underexposed, I guess because of the white stem of the birch. I posted a little workshop to enhance brightness a bit.

Ciao marjan, my today neighbour:), great capture of beutiful lizard with excellent sharpness, I like it, ciao Silvio

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-09-17 15:38]

Pozdrav Marjane!
Interesantan gustercic, a i dobra kompozicija i ostrina!

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