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Copyright: Gareth Lusty (theLizardMan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 0 N: 93] (421)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-13
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/3.9, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-12 19:44
Viewed: 4958
Points: 8
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HERES ANOTHER PHOTO OF MY 2 year old rough gecko (Naultinus rudis )male AND ONE OF MY REAREST GECKOS THEY ARE ONLY FOUND LIVING IN THE WILD IN THE south island of new zealand ,inland Marlborough and north Canterbury living in scrub and forests.

The name of this critter means 'coarse' or 'rough' referring to irregular scales.the scales almost look to be like worts. The Colour and pattern of this gecko can be variable some males can be gray to shades of brown or white and with little or no green at all. Its mouth lining is dark blue with a greeny yellowish apricot tonuge.Young are born in March or April and like most nz geckos has twins.Named by fischer 1882

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Very pretty little guy! I don't think the whole stump needs to be shown so I cropped a bit and posted a workshop. Hope you like it!

Hi Gareth.I didn't realise this was a rae gecko. I think its like the one I found in the Port Hills above Christchurch.
One day I'd like to learn all about them and maybe get a permit to keep some.
If you wanted to include the stump in the photo,it might have been better shot from the other side,or maybe to have moved the gecko to the front of the stump.
It still looks good though,and your note is interesting.

Very nice colors and textures on this guy. I agree the stump is a bit distracting from this beautiful guy. Clear and sharp, well done.

Hi Gareth intresting Shot, the gecko is well seen here at full length, the image looks nicely sharp, but it could do with ether fill flash or an application of Shadows and highlights to bring up details in the dark areas and bring the eye to life.
An alternative crop of letterbox shape with some extra grass being cloned onto the top if you have not got it, also cut off atleast the bottom half of the log to concentrate our attention on the rare beastie who deserves all of our attention. TFS

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