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Pacific Gecko

Pacific Gecko
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-21
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geckos, Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-17 4:19
Viewed: 5450
Points: 20
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Hoplodactylus pacificus
Pacific Gecko

The markings on this species may often be brighter and with greater contrast compared to the H. maculatus (Common Gecko). Size – SVL up to 95mm.

Widespread throughout the North Island and offshore islands in the north.

Nocturnal, hiding during the day, and rarely seen basking.

Lives on the ground, but will climb trees. Found in a variety of habitats..

This is another of the New Zealand native geckos kept by my friend Gareth (theLizardMan)
Hope you like it.

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H i nice shot
good eye to see this animal
nice colours sharpness could be better but nice work

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-09-17 6:22]

Hi Steve, beautiful this geco, great details and colors. I like your photo.
Congratulation, Dan.

Yet another unique Gecko, Steve.
The creature looks fascinating in the natural environment.
Well done and TFS.

hello steve,
fine capture of the gecko, liked the pov and the composition, the gecko has been captured in its natural habitat, lovely natural shades,
tfs & regards

Namastay Steve,
I see a never ending series of post of these beautiful Geckos. Very nice work. The capture technically I can't judge but the details and POV are excellent. Thankyou very much sharing. I want more.

It has unusual looking "hands". The one on the back foot seems to have the thumb on the outside rather than the inside like ours. Interesting textures and coloration.



Hola Steve,
Buena definición y excelentes detalles, con apropiada iluminación, buena nota informativa, saludos
José Ramón

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-25 8:47]

Hello Steve

Excellent details and colours in this shot.The texture and patterns show well.The POV is very good.The focus and details are very good.TFS


Hi Steve,
Again another cool native gecko species from your country, the patterns on this are beautiful. This species almost looks as though it has a prehensile tail as well as the Auckland green gecko? I would love to see KIWI images as far as I know I dont think there is any on this site? Great shot and TFS hope to see more cool creatures from New Zealand. :)

Hi Steve!
I really do not like to write "I'm just marking, I'll be back" but during these days (the beginning of new academic year here at the university) there are more that more work to do. So I am really sorry for these words and thanks for understanding :)
According to this picture I have to say that geckos are one of my favourite reptile group. In Europe we have only 3 species and none is occurring in Poland so it is a great pleasure to watch this fascinating creatures from other regions of the world.
I like POV which allow to see the entire body of this species. Also DOF is good and colouration of reptile suggests that it likes stone areas for living. Note is also professional (even if not very long) and I found here many interesting details about this species.
TFS and best greetings from Lodz,

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