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Green Gecko

Green Gecko
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-28
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 24-105 f/4 USM IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-30 1:31
Viewed: 5430
Points: 4
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Same info as my last Gecko post.

Taken through glass at the Arataki Visitor Centre situated in the Waitakere Ranges. Nose is a tad soft, but it is a cute little guy and worth sharing!

Green Gecko (Naultinus elegans)

Live: Upper third of North Island of New Zealand, some Hauraki Gulf islands.

Habitat: The habitat of this gecko is forest or scrub, especially kanuka and manuka.

Diet and care: In the Zoo the green gecko is fed live flies, nectar water and fruit puree. Fed several times each week, less in winter. Checked daily.

Breeding: Usually 2 young are born.
A pregnant lizard is referred to as 'gravid', whether carrying eggs or live young. All New Zealand gecko species give birth to tiny young.

Conservation status: Protected native species, endemic.

General: Usually a bright apple-green, this gecko may also be a bright yellow. It may be unmarked or have stripes, blotches or spots of yellow, pink or white. Inside the mouth is bright blue. It has excellent camouflage.This lizard is diurnal and arboreal, hunting and foraging mainly in trees and shrubs.

Predators of this small lizard include birds of prey, kingfishers and many introduced animals such as magpies, cats, rats, ferrets, mice and hedgehogs.

Most geckos will lose their tails if threatened. The tail is important for balance, grip and fat storage, so always take care not to hold any lizard by the tail. Once lost, although the lizard will recover, it is a serious loss of resource.

Reference from: http://www.hamiltonzoo.co.nz/page/pageid/2145835227/Green_Gecko

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-30 4:33]

Hi Pam.
I am pleased with your comments so much. Thanks a lot. I also like your unusual shot. Vertical composition is very attractive. Shallow DOF is selected precisely and allowed to isolate a cute lizard from surroundings extremely well. Soft lighting and delicate colours are very pleasant for eyes. TFS and best regards.

Good to see your work after a long time, Pam.
This is an artistic composition with this green Gecko sticking to a tree trunk vertically.
Thanks and regards.

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