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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-S50
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 4:38
Viewed: 4741
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Couldn't resist the urge to post another shot of my shower mate, a gecko lizard, I came across and photographed inside the shower recently.

I repeat the general note on gecko lizards below:

Gekkonidae (Geckoes)
Order Squamata
Suborder Gekkota
Appearance: In general, geckos may be divided into 2 primary groups: species with immovable, or fixed, eyelids (Gekkoninae, Teratoscincinae, and Diplodactylinae), and species which possess a movable eyelid (Aleuroscalabotinae & Eublepharinae). Geckos which possess fixed eyelids can be further divided on the basis of the presence (arboreal), or lack of presence (generally terrestrial), of sub-digital lamellae. Normally, the tail length of most gecko species is nearly equal to the snout-vent length and is expressed in a great variety of textures, shapes, and sizes. Additionally, the presence of either round pupils (diurnal) or vertically oriented pupils (nocturnal) helps to distinguish several genera. A number of arboreal species exhibit a stunning degree of beautiful green, red, and blue coloration (notably, species of Phelsuma and Naultinus). Finally, scalation characteristics range from the tile-like network (smooth, cycloid, imbricate) to be found on Teratoscincus, Geckolepis, and Teratolepis, to among some of the most minute, velvety-textured, granular scales exhibited in several Oedura species.
Size: Among the genera which attain the smallest of size, the Sphaerodactylus species must surely be the most recognized, with several growing to only 30 mm in total length. The largest recorded species are Rhacodactylus leachianus, Gekko gecko, Gekko smithi, Uroplatus fimbriatus and Saltuarius cornutus, with total lengths in excess of 350 mm. Presently, Rhacodactylus leachianus is regarded as having the greatest snout-vent length of 240mm, with a tail length of less than the 50% of the snout-vent length. The largest known (recent) fossil species are Phelsuma gigas (total length more than 500mm) and Hoplodactylus delcourti (total length of the only known specimen measures 622mm). Both species are presumed extinct, yet the possibility for the continued existence of the latter has been recorded.

Source: http://www.emblheidelberg.de/~uetz/families/Gekkonidae.html

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-06-24 4:44]

Very cute friend you have :) I wish we had gekos in Romania...but i guess we'll just have to sattle with ours.
Anyway, nide photo, with excellent detail and colors of the lizard. TFS

Hi Ram,

This is fantastic! I just love geckos co much. They are so beautiful. Very nice picture and the note is very informative. Well done.


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-06-24 5:08]

Nice colored gecko. We don't haven them here in Holland so it's nice to see them on TN. Thanks.
Gr. hans

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-06-24 5:19]

Hello Ram,
Excellent shot.I liked POV,saturated colors,sharpness and framing very much.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-24 5:38]

Hi Ram,
Yes, you definitely have overcome the focus problems.
Very good POV and excellent use of the flash.... and YES....I had to hold breath!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-24 5:48]

Hello Ram,
Very nice capture.POV,lighting,colors,framing,details and composition are wonderful.

Hello Ram,
Very cute lizard you caught:).Colors,POV and visual impact are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-24 16:20]

Hi Ram
I think I know this cute gecko. Nice shot again. Beautiful colours and well captured.
well done Ram


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-29 2:59]

Hi Ram,
Excellent Gecko capture.
I like your pov,details,dof,colors,sharpness,note and frame.Well Done.TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-22 12:35]

Hello Ram,
very nice shot, I like the POV and composition.
Great colors and wonderful details.

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