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Lizard Sunbathing

Lizard Sunbathing
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-07 7:53
Viewed: 4594
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi friends hope you can like my lizard,

Laudakia stellio (TUR: Dikanli keler, ENG: Starred Agama): Common in rocky areas in Turkey out of northern Anatolia. Two subspecies present in Turkey. Laudakia stellio daani lives in western Anatolia and L. s. stellio lives in central, southern and south-eastern Anatolia. They live a range of from sea level up to 1900 meters asl
thaks argus for ID
info from mustafa sozen

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-07 8:06]

Selam Ridvan,
Nice shot of an Agama Lizard (Laudakia stellio)that has lost the tip of its tale. Nice pose and sharpness but the light was difficult at thia angle. Excellent composition.
Well done my friend,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-07 9:09]

Hi Ridvan. great close up of the Lizard. a very natural pose .with fine detail a natural colours. he looks good in the wild. a nice POV. well done TFS. good notes too.

Have a good week ahead.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-07 9:38]

Hello Ridvan,
I'm sorry that I have missed so many of your recent posts!
This is an outstanding shot of this Agama.
+++ Very good sharpness and ultimate detail. Brilliant composition and POV. Great DOF.
--- Nothing :)
Do you find the S5 IS works well for you?

Well done and TFS,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-07 11:16]

Hi Ridvan,

Nice capture of this lizard in a wonderful pose. He looks very proud of himself! Great to see him in this natural habitat. Good colors and details - a really good shot.


slm hemşerim.
bizim adana şivesine göre bizim orda kertiş derler buna çok güzel bir görüntü ellerine sağlık.

Selam Ridvan,
it is a another great shot, what a beautifull comosition with excellent lighting and pose, perfect focus with many details and splendid natural ccolors,
well done my friend

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-10-07 22:54]

Hello Ridvan,
Good shot of the lizard.The scales on it reminds me of crocodile.Nice shot with good sharpness ,details and colours. Nice pose too. i liked the composition and the framing.
Thanks friend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-07 22:56]

Hello Ridvan,
You've caught this Lizard in a very fine pose as he's enjoying the sun on the rocks. Lovely light, great sharpness and true colours. Excellent composition. If you have Photoshop you could probably decrease the shadow on the lizard to bring out the colours and pattern even more.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-08 2:05]

Hi Ridvan.
Your lizard and photo of it are really wonderful. I like the proud and elegant pose of the animal, nice surroundings and superb quality of the image. Excellent lights, perfect DOF and details of the entire image, lovely natural colours. Framing and cropping are perfect too. Nice refined job. My compliments and TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-08 4:04]

Ridvan, Short tailed and nice pose. Is it looking at you. Were you behind the animal?Ganesh

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-08 4:29]

WOW, Ridvan!
What a marvellous capture!! This is a curious lizard and I like a lot the pose and the POV from which you captured it. Excellent sharpness, DOF and composition.
Great job.

PT :)

Definitely like your lizard!
Wonderful composition - rule of thirds! :)
Great details in the skin particularly. An interesting species. Great!

Hola Ridvan.
Realmente parece un pequeño dragón. Buenos efectos y detalles, así como tu nota.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Ridvan,
A beautiful lizard. Very nicely composed with excellent details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

This really is a beautiful lizard presented. Very sharp and beautiful.
Best wishes,

Like your lizard? Oh yes, I love it.
Ridvan, Selam Aleykum.
A lovely photo.
Had seen similar lizards in Terceira, Azores; but not as BEAUTIFUL.
Congratulations & TFS.
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary.

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-10-10 23:21]

Merhaba Rıdvan

Güneşlenen kertenkele:))isim yakışmış. Arkadaş da çok cool, poza bak:))

Good shot Ridvan
I really lik ethe scaly nature of this agama
Excellent composition and sharpness.


Hello Ridvan,
A great pose has been captured, and presented in this very attractive composition!
Good details and fine colours in the subject, seems like he is really enjoying the sun!
Pablo -

Rıdvan merhaba. Bizim dikeli kelerin nefis bir fotoğrafı. Kayanın üzerinde pek alımlı çalımlı durmuş.

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