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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/7.2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 2, jmp *2, Reptiles of Europe, Reptiles (Reptilia) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-11 11:31
Viewed: 6656
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
Long time since I was on TN last time... But after 1 month of absence here I am again, just a several hours after I came back to Poland from the beautiful Balkan Peninsula :)

Today a reptile picture and a male of Green Lizard or if you like Lacerta viridis (Laurenti, 1768) (Lacertidae).

This species is rather well known on TN so here only some basic facts about the species :)

Distribution: from N Spain to S Russia and from Normandy-Austria-S Poland line to Sicily.

Size: up to 15-20 cm

Habitat: sunny places with low vegetation, not rare on the banks of rivers and lakes, mainly with stones and rocks.

Food: mainly various insects and other invertebrates like spiders, snails and slugs, but sometimes also eggs of small birds or even other smaller lizard species.

Sexual dimorphism: males during mating period with vivid green colours and blue dewlap, females with much more brown-grey colours.

As always any comments are welcomed :)

cataclysta, writerscrawlz, uleko, gracious, red45, septama, jcoowanitwong, Servane, eqshannon, Argus, vanderschelden, Juyona, marhowie, peter_stoeckl, Maite, snowfalken, Alex99, Necipp, emka, izler, dejo, boreocypriensis, haraprasan, tedesse has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To emka: dziekuje!cicindela 1 11-01 16:01
To Maite: thanks you very much!cicindela 1 09-14 01:49
To red45: Bulgaria i inne :)cicindela 1 09-11 13:39
To cataclysta: spotkanie :)cicindela 1 09-11 11:49
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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-11 11:58]

Sharp is wonderful. Nice composition and color

Nice composition, texture, and color. In spite of the hot sun, you managed, for the most part to eliminate hotspots. This is a nice photo with clear, crisp details. Good job

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-11 12:16]

Hello Radomir,
Hope you had a good holiday! This is a great capture of the beautiful Green Lizard. I like its pose and the close-up of the scales and the foot. Very sharp details and I like the bright green colour brought out by the nice light. Very well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Radomir,
Nice to see you back after awhile!
this is a outstanding photo with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

perfect focus !!
great colors and details

aleks ;)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-11 12:40]

Hi Radomir,

An excellent capture of this lizard,the sharpness and colors are outstanding,well done and tfs


Increible luz y colorido con un dominio bueno de esa luz tan potente.
Buen trabajo Radomir.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-09-11 13:36]
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Czesc Radek!

Widze, ze wyprawa do Bulgarii byla udana. Piekne zdjecie jaszczurki, chyba jedno z lepszych jakie widzialem. Bardzo szczegolowe, kolory nasycone, dobre swiatlo. Witamy ponownie :-)

Hi Radomir,
Nice pose of this green skink, the color is so vivid and well composed, its look like sneaking and targeting a prey (?) or just doing common sun basking in this end of summer before going down to its burrow on winter

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-11 13:45]

Hello Radomir,
a great 'capture'!! Wonderful clarity and sharpness. Light and colours are just right. Well composed with most suitable point of view.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Radomir,
ฺำBeautiful scales and colors. Perfect focus. I like this pov and also the composition. Very well done.

Hello Radomir,

I like your pic with this deep green and very good neatness.I like the composition too which sticks perfectly to the title!



Czesc Radziu
Pomyslalem sobie ze zrobie to dopiero jutro bo i tak sie juz dzisiaj wystrzelalem. I zaraz nie bedzie mnie w sieci. Ale wlasciwie to moge Cie powitac jako pierwszy. Bardzo ladna ostra fotka. Zapiera sie jak dinozaur. Dobrze naswietlone (a sadze ze slonce bylo mocne) Piekna fotka do serii europejskiech gadow
Pozdrawiam i czekam na jakies spotkanie przy piwie
PS Mam teraz 3 tygodnie wolnego :-)

Very nice pose Radomir. Good to see you back after a short hiatus. Very sharp side portrait. Colors appear very true. The notes are informative as well....

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-12 5:42]

Radomir, WOW what a found. Green patch and look at the expression. Is it facing you. It must have been an wonderful feeling to shoot behind the camera. Lovely and thanks for sharing. Ganesh

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-12 5:47]

Hello Radomir,
Nice to have you back on TN: I trust you had a good trip to the Balkans.
What a superb capture of a green Lizard! Great sharpness detail and colour together with an excellent pose and composition make up a superb portrait of this lizard.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-09-12 6:46]

Hi Radek and nice to see you again, too :)

I hope you had a superb time in the Balkans and that you have many beautiful photos to proove it :))
I have only 1 more week of working here and then i'll do some travelling and maybe, finally, have some time for photography. Anyway, i'll be home towards the end of the month and resume my active participation here again.

This is a splendid portrait of this L. viridis and also a very beautifully collored specimen. The sharpness and details it is presented with are impressive and the exposure is well balanced. Very nice POV and DOF as well.

Take care my friend and TFS

Hello Radomir,
Definitely a beauty, you captured here.
Well composed. Excellent POV...

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-12 9:03]

Hola Radomir,
preciosa captura,
nitidez y magnífica iluminación.
estupendo pov,

Bon retour,
Superbe prise, les couleurs et les détails sont superbes.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-12 12:48]

Hello Radomir

The clarity is wonderful.The colours are vivid and vibrant.Excellent POV and DOF.The textures are very good.Well composed in the frame.TFS


Hi Radomir,
Nice POV and composed well.
Sharp detail with great DOF, color, and exposure too :)
Well done!

Hi Radomir,
very clear and precise capture with perfect details and well controlled naturalistic colours.
A perfect approach to this pretty and alert miniature dragon.
Welcome back home!
With best regards,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-13 14:17]
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Really great!
What marvellous details!
Fantastic POV and composition.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-09-13 14:59]

Wow Radomir!
This is one of the best photos I ever saw of a lizard.
Brigth light, razor shapness, really great pose, pov, composition, title... Congratulations!
Best regards, José M.

great picture with very good pov, focus and sharpness!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-15 4:39]

Hi Radomir,
Wonderful portrait shot with such bright colours and immaculate sharpness on its scales. Superb lighting and you have captured a fabulous pose which makes your title absolutely apt. I like the natural environment around it. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Beautiful animal.
Good pov and very nice natural colors.
Well done!

Hello Radomir,

This is a very good profile portrait of a colorful lizard! I am impressed by the sharpness you could achieve with a compact camera!
The composition is very good! you correctly distributed the empty space around the subject and placed its eyes close to one of the hotspots of the picture. Usually I prefer plain or blurred backgrounds but I don't mind to have a glance at the subject's environment.
The textures in both the lizard's skin and the rock are fantastic! The details are razor sharp and the exposure well controlled. I appreciate the soft shadows where the details are perfectly visible. Well done! Thank you!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-23 1:51]

Hi Radomir.
Nice representative of your brilliant summer series. Amazing specimen and superb reproduction of the animal whole scene. Its pose is great. Colours and details, lifhts and shadows are fantastic. DOF and POV are the best. Bravo and TFS.

Hello Radomir a fine composition and superb detail very sharp nice pov and good light DOF is perfect tfs rgds Necip.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-20 16:28]

fantastic sharpness and colours,thanks for share Luciano

Waow! What a nice profile of this lizard! I would like to see it also. We can see a lot of details and the pose of the lizard is very unique. Thanks,

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  • emka (41)
  • [2007-11-01 15:49]
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Witaj Radku,

Przepiękne zdjęcie tej jaszczurki; kolory, ostrość, poza - super. Wspaniale widoczna skóra.

Aż zazdrość bierze, że nie potrafię robić takich zdjęć. I że ona nie uciekła, to niesamowite.



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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-17 11:52]

selam radomir
wonderful close-up working on this interesting reptile with its natural area
composition, point of view, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

Hi Radomir,
Amazing reptile, great sharpness & brilliant green color; however would appreciate it's complete photograph too in one of your shots.
Regards-Dr Subhash Ranjan

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-18 11:34]

Hi Radomir,
great shot, very cute pose captured & nice title
I like the composition and great clarity and details of this photo
beautiful work

Hi Radomir,
Very naice posture stating "this rock is mine", nice capture and excellent sharpnes. TFS friend, Greetings from Izmir, Bayram

Hi Radek,
A lovely captured portrait of this green lizard. Very good composition and fine details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Super zbli¿enie,fantastyczne kolory.
Pozdrawiam Tadeusz

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