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Lacerta viridis

Lacerta viridis
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Copyright: Kazim Capaci (capaci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-23 3:06
Viewed: 3215
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eng. The European Green Lizard - Tr. Yesil Kertenkele (Lacerta viridis) is a large lizard distributed across mid European latitudes from the north of the Iberian peninsula to as far east as Ukraine. It is often to be seen sunning itself on rocks or lawns, or sheltering amongst bushes.
The lizard reaches a length of approximately 12 cm length from the tip of the muzzle to the cloaca. The tail can be up to twice the length of the body. This lizard sheds its tail, to evade the grasp of a predator.
Males have a larger head and a uniform green colouring punctuated with small spots that are more pronounced upon its back. The throat is bluish in the adult males and to a lesser extent in the females.
The female is more slender than the male and has a more uniform coloration, often displaying between two and four light bands bordered by black spots.
It feeds on insects, small lizards and even mice. In springtime the female lays 6 to 20 eggs. About 2 to 3 months later brown-coloured young appear with a length of 3-4 cm.


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Hello Kazim
very good portrait of this European Green Lizard with superb details on the skin
I like the colors and also his shiny eye
TFS Jacqueline

Hi Kazim,
A nice portrait capture of this European Green Lizard. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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