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Lizard II

Lizard II
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles of Türkiye (Turkey), Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-10 11:26
Viewed: 4949
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lizards are reptilian, four-legged, cold-blooded, with an integumentary system comprising scales, with a skull composed of quadrate bones. Lizards also possess external ears and movable eyelids. Encompassing forty families, there is tremendous variety in color, appearance and size. Due to their smooth, shiny appearance, lizards can appear slimy or slippery; their skin is actually very dry due to a lack of pores to excrete water and oils.

Lizards have scales on their skin which may be tubercular or have ossified encrustations called osteoderms.[1]

Most lizards are oviparous, though a few species are viviparous. Many are also capable of regeneration of lost limbs or tails.

Some lizard species, including the glass lizard and legless lizards, have some vestigial structures though no functional legs. They are distinguished from true snakes by the presence of eyelids and ears and a tail that can sometimes break off as a physical defense mechanism. Many lizards are good climbers or fast sprinters. Some can run bipedally, such as the collared lizard and the world's fastest lizard, the spiny-tailed iguana in the genus Ctenosaura.

Many lizards can change color in response to their environments or in times of stress. The most familiar example is the chameleon, but more subtle color changes occur in other lizard species as well (most notably the anole, also known as the "American chameleon," "house chameleon" or "chamele").


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-10 11:36]

Hi Ridvan , Great shot of the Lizard. what a long one it must be 2ft . good detail and colour. with a nice POV. well done TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-10 11:40]

Hello Ridvan,
a lovely shot of this very looong tailed lizard.
+++ Great sharpness. Brilliant detail highlighting every scale. Excellent diagonal composition that is pleasing for the eye. Great POV. Good DOF.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-10 12:44]

Hi Ridvan,

That is one long lizard. How long was it? The details are excellent on the whole thing. Nice and sharp and the face is very clear. Nice colors and I love the diagonal position.


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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-10-10 23:18]

Rıdvan Selam

Ne güzel bir kertenkele bu böyle ve ne güzel bir fotoğraf. İlk kez bu kadar uzun kuyruklu bir kertenkele görüyorum.İlginç...

I'm not used to you omitting notes. :)

Nice shot...great angle - like the diagonal of the lizard and the stone.

Selam Aleykum, Ridvan.
Another GREAT image.
Dont even need notes ... it is so GRAND.!!!
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-12 0:29]

Hi Ridvan.
What a long tail and wonderful shot. I am impressed how you managed to place so long lizard into the frame. Amazing diagonal composition, perfect POV and superb details. My compliments and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-12 4:02]

Hello Ridvan,
Very fine shot of this Lizard on the rock. Great sharpness and I like the matching colours of the Lizard and the rocks. Fine background and excellent diagonal composition.
TFS and regards., Ulla

Hola Ridvan.
Buenos detalles y colores.
Excelente nota.
Saludos, JL.

Dear Ridvan!
Very nice shot of lizard species. Unfortunatelly I can not help you with ID :(
I like natural colours of this reptile and "flat" POV.
My best regards,

Bonsoir Ridvan
L'éclairage de ce reptile est très réussi.
les couleurs et la netteté font une magnifique photo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-05 12:55]

Selam Ridvan,
I missed this fine shot of a lizard in a superb composition that includes nearly the whole lizard, despite its very long tail. Fine sharpness, lighting and excellent BG.
Well done and TFS!

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