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Hemidactylus turcicus

Hemidactylus turcicus
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-05
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-07 15:38
Viewed: 5093
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"I can't believe my eyes!" That's what this Mediterranean House Gecko must have thought when I lifted the roof of his shelter. I found this gecko in a dry river bed close to Malaga, Spain.
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-07 15:47]

Hello Jacob,
Fantastic detail in this close-up of a House Gecko. The eyes are especially fascinating - looks like someone with a severe hangover!
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • CCD Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 25] (422)
  • [2006-09-07 16:26]

Hi Jacob, great shot, great subject. (think I might have centered it a bit more though).

well done, thanks for sharing.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-07 16:29]

Hola Jacob,
Simplemente genial, buen encuadre y primer plano con detalles excelentes. saludos

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-07 16:33]

Ha Jacob,

Mooie scherpe opname van deze gekko.Vooral het oog met al z'n details is ronduit indrukwekkend!


great macro, thanks, Ori

Hello Jacob,
I really like the eye color and details I see in this closeup of your Gecko. Sharp, with great use of flash.
Well done.

Hi Jacob,
Very nice close-up! Nice shot, very sharpness...:)


An excellent close-up of the "Turkish" gecko Jacob, you captured perfectly a specific peculiarity of this nocturnal reptile; in strong light the iris in its eye closes almost completely, forming four separate pupils vertically, and under such conditions each eye perceives four separate images of its surroundings! How its tiny brain puts together those eight images is a mystery. Thank you for this photo, I'm sorry I didn't see it before.

Hi Jacop,
Nice Turkish Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus). All perfect. Greetings friend, Bayram

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