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Chameleon


Chameleon
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, Chameleons, Chameleons, Reptiles - Chameleons 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-28 6:53
Viewed: 7524
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Truly Bizarre Lizard

Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of Madagascar. This chameleon community is not only the world’s largest, it is also the world’s most unique; with 59 different species existing nowhere outside of Madagascar.

Beyond their uniqueness to the island, chameleons are unique creatures in their own right. Known for their ability to change color, they can be seen wearing a variety of colors, including brown, green, blue, yellow, red, black or white. Communication is an important reason behind these color changes. With color, chameleons can communicate with others, expressing attitudes such as their willingness to mate. Contrary to popular belief, chameleons cannot display limitless colors and do not change colors in a camouflage response to their surroundings. Instead, their skin changes in response to temperature, light, and mood.

Chameleons have many other features that distinguish them from their lizard cousins. They are the only lizards with zygodactyle feet, or pincers. These grasping feet are ideal for tree climbing. Chameleons also have an extremely extensile tongue. The tongue is used to snap up insects and out-of-reach food, and can be up to twice the length of a chameleon’s body. Also distinctive are the independently moveable eyes, which allow chameleons the ability to survey the world with nearly 360-degree vision.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-09-28 6:59]

Super! Very nice shot!

Very nice Sochirca.
Very colourful , very good sharpness
and a very good note.
Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-28 8:49]

Hermoso ejemplar Dan.
Buena composicion a partir de unos colores muy agradables, con excelente agudeza.
Personalmente hubiera sido deseable una perspectiva que te hubiera permitido incluir la cola, tan especial en este animal y el otro detalle, que en el momento exacto del disparo, se encontraba mirando para atrás por lo que no se aprecia el ojo.
De todas formas, es una muy buena presentacion.

Beautiful exemplar Dan.
Good composition from very pleasant colors, with excellent sharpness.
Personally a perspective had been desirable that had allowed you to include the tail, so special in this animal and the other detail, that at the exact moment of the shot, was watching for back reason why the eye is not appraised.
In any case, it is a very good presentation.

Sochirca, Very interesting colors,patterns & textures shown. Much more interesting looking than my dumb toad! The dark background with the flash really sets it off although it gives it an unavoidable slight harshness. I like the effect and composition. Well done!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-28 9:35]

You captured this very well. The colors are excelent and I love the texture and lighting. Pitty he looked away when you shot, but I really like the shot. Thanks for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-09-28 10:38]

A nice shot.
Amazing colours and detail.
Excellent,very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-28 11:02]
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Ce caméléon est vraiment superbe, les couleurs sont terribles mais il aurait pu ouvrir ses beaux yeux ! Belle photo bien composée et nette.
Well done !

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2004-09-28 11:31]

Superb photo of a cameleon, only one regret: we can't see it entirely, (tail) Nice colors. congratulations.

Sochirca this is a great shot,
with fantastic colours, Did you took it in the Wild?

They are becomming more rare here in SA as well. It's a pity they are lovely. Some of the african tribes believe it to have magical properties. They will never kill it. Even without the eye and tail it is still a nice catch.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-09-29 14:19]

Nice shot.
Details and colours are really pleasant.
Well done.

Brilliant shot. The colours and texture on this creature are truly amazing. Well done Sochirca.

Very good. Clean adn bright. Colors are fantastic.

Very good shot! The subject is beautiful and the colours very good!
Congratulation Tom

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