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Lacerta agilis

Lacerta agilis
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Copyright: Norbert Gorski (hekcik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-14
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sigma SD14, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, RAW ISO 100
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-15 15:40
Viewed: 4649
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis is a lizard. It is distributed across most of Europe and eastwards to Mongolia, although it does not occur in the Iberian peninsula, west and south-east France, most of Great Britain, Italy (where it is present only in isolated colonies), European Turkey or most of Greece.

This species has a light underbelly and a dorsal stripe: males tend to be darker and colour and turn green during the mating season. Sand Lizards can reach up to 25cm in length.

It has several sub-species, the westernmost of which is Lacerta agilis agilis. In this and the other main western sub-species (Lacerta agilis argus) the dorsal stripe is thin and interrupted often not present at all, particularly in the latter sub-species (this also includes a red-backed phase, which has no dorsal markings at all but a plain red to brown dorsum). In these two sub-species only the flanks of the males turn green in the mating season, but in the eastern sub-species (predominantly Lacerta agilis exigua) males can be totally green, even outside the breeding season.

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Kolejne perfekcyjne foto :)

Nic dodać :)

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  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-31 12:09]

Hi Norbert.

Excellent macro, very nice composition , point of view, colors ,contrast and details, good note.


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