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We love a shower too
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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: 2005-05-02
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, Geckos, Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-02 4:16
Viewed: 4976
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of my South Island New Zealand green gecko species Naultinus stellatus( Nelson green gecko) is quite variable in pattern and colour, and most amateur herpetologists separate them into three sub-species according to their local population area.The three are Maitai Valley, Nelson Lakes, and Sandy Bay stellatus. These sub-species should be kept in separate caging in a captive situation. The one in the photo is a Sandy Bay stellatus male
All stellatus are a diurnal gecko and active during the day, they are arboreal living in areas of scrub or relatively open bush and have been found in forest as well . They feed mainly on insects with moths being a favourite food item. Young (usually twins) are born in the autumn or early winter, and like most of the South Island green geckos, are born dark green with white markings, but change to their adult colouration at 18 months to two years of age. The specific name stellatus means starred referring to the pattern.
I often see my geckos out in the rain, its a way to get nature fresh water yet they do have water in their cages. They seem to bath in the rain then after a while take shelter.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-03 0:35]

Beautiful capture of this gecko. Gareth. He is so well camouflaged. Very sharp details showng the different shades of green on the skin. Excellent composition. TFS.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2005-05-03 2:35]

Nice picture with sharp details

Wonderful photo I like the POV almost looks like its natural environment. The addition of the rain and notes make this presentation excellent.

Great pic Gareth.
Don't know how I missed this one before.
This is a beautiful gecko.
I'll let you know when I find one.
Cheers,Steve

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