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Lacerta viridis

Lacerta viridis
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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-20
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Samsung S730
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3, Bayram's Favorites-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-17 6:18
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
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Lacerta viridis - green lizard
Size: the biggest lacertid in Romania reaches 40 cm.

Habitat: thermophilous species, lives mainly in lowland areas, climbs up to 700-800 m high in hilly regions, prefers forest margins, orchards, sunny slopes; large populations occur in bushy limestone areas.

Behaviour: when pressed, it rapidly takes refuge in bushes, rodent burrows, crevices. Likes to bask on rocks or tree trunks concealed by vegetation. It can be tamed well in captivity (especially the males). Like other lizards, it can brake its tail very easily when in danger.

Food habits: eats large arthropods, coleopterans, worms, hymenopterans, and occasionally small wall lizards or sand lizards.

Reproduction: mating takes place in spring after which they deposit a clutch of 7-14 eggs in underground galleries. Eggs hatch in August.

Enemies: cats, raptors, and in southern areas also large whip snakes.

Conservation: the species is vulnerable, especially because of habitat destruction, in our country it is STRICTLY PROTECTED.

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Hi Iulian
great bg and good compo with sharpness spot on the eye

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-17 7:00]

Hello Iulian,
Excellent close portrait of the female L. viridis, the sharpness and composition being first class.You can even see the reflection of the photographer in the eye!
Well done and TFS!

Fantastic photo! I almost see you in the eye of viridis! Nice focus and sharpness!
tfs, best regards

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-10-17 8:32]

Hi Iulian,
Very impressive photo! Great sharpness and details, beautiful natural colours.
Well done

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-17 8:52]

Hi Iuian,
lovely colours, details and exceptional clarity too. You have also done a very good job on the exposure too.

Un retrato fantástico con unos detalles fabulosos. Buen bg y acertado encuadre.
Saludos Iulian, JL.

Great macro, i cna see you through its eye. Nice color composition.
Best regards,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-17 10:40]

Wow! Great shot with amazing sharp and detail. Portrait is wonderful!

Hello Iulian,
Perfect DOF in sharpness, vivid colour and details
exposure and focus is spot on!
thanks for sharing and useful notes

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-10-17 14:31]

Extremely pleasant and beautiful photo! I love the colours the sharpness and that your reflection shows in the amazing eye... ;o)

Best regards/Bengt

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-17 14:37]

Hi Iulian,

Spectacular portrait of this Lizard. The natural colors with the blending backround are beautiful. Superb details of the face and the skin. Is that you we see in his eye?


Dear Iulian,
Superb shot, very nice picture, excellent details. Nice closup of the eyes and face. Very nice texture. TFS. with best regards.vab.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-18 18:52]

Hello Iulian

A superb close up of this lizard.
The focus is sharp with amazing details and texture.
The POV is wonderful and the DOF is well done.
The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
The OOF BG is beautiful


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  • Emiii Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 30] (103)
  • [2008-01-14 3:13]

The Macro Mode yow use is excelent

Hello Iulian,
This is a perfect close up of the head scallation (bigger temporal scales of the beautiful species Lacerta viridis with its colour variation. Thanks for sharing this beauty friend.

Best regards from Turkiye,


nice closeup, TFS Ori

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