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Zebra-tailed Lizard (Female)

Zebra-tailed Lizard (Female)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-30
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 18:23
Viewed: 3590
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Thanks to Bayram Gocmen for properly identifying this lizard for me.)

I took this shot of a Zebra-tailed lizard while visiting some indian ruins near Cotton Wood Arizona. The little lizard came crawling up the side of a large boulder when she spotted me. I remember it started to wave it's tail up and down and side to side, which I later read was a defensive move.

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Good show Bayram. And same to you Ron! The rock is a perfect hide for the creepy beast. And thebsharkskin coloursvarebquite nice in a picture.

Hello Ron,
Nice capture of this well camouflaged lizard! Excellent composition in her natural environment. Only the orange belly can be seen from distance. You surprized her it seems. Maybe she is gravid... or she has good appetit! :)
Best regards,

Hello Ron,

what an very nice composition from this Lizard in natural habitat.
Good of sharpness and details.
Fine colors.


Hi Ron,it's a miracle this pic so perfect in these terribles coniditions of POV and light! Very good quality,impressive sharpness and beautiful colors,and a very interesting specie too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-19 2:27]
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Hello Ron.
This lizard match perfectly with surrounding. Great composition and exposure. Crisp clear picture with all details to see. Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ron,
An extra natural shot, very pleasant to the eyes!... Well done!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

Apt common name Ron, you've shown us that tail nicely..
I especially like the orange color seen so well from this side POV.
Well done & Merry Christmas to you & your family!

hello Ron

the camouflage of this lizard with his
environment it is great, shot with fine POV
and appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness details,



Hello Ron, great shot of this pregnant female zebra tailed lizard.
Details impressive.
TFS and regards,


Hi Ron,

Very pleasant capture this lady while climbing. It all looks nice and natural. TFS and have a day!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-20 7:55]
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Hello Ron,
A fine capture of a Zebra-tailed Lizard, a new one on me! The POV shows most of its features with nice sharpness and colours against the rocky BG. I wonder if this is male with the orange flanks?
Thanks for sharing this fine contribution and best wishes to you and your family for the Holiday Season.

Hi Ron.
You managed to picture a very cute lizard. I have seen this species before. Scenery is very natural and nice. I like level of sharpness across the frame. Best wishes in coming New Year and TFS.

Hi Ron
It' must have been thrilling to capture this Zebra-tailed lizard among the rocks. Her skin is a beautiful color. Excellent detail and composition. It's great to see her in her natural environment.
TFS Janice

Hallo Ron,
a very good capture of this splendid Lizard, marvellous natural colours in a nice composition.
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Ron, lovely zebra tailed lizard, I never see before, thanks, great light, splendid colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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