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Agama agama

Agama agama
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles of Africa, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 2:13
Viewed: 4662
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Agama agama is a species of lizard from the Agamidae family, found in most of sub-saharan Africa. It is commonly referred to as the Red-headed, Common, or Rainbow agama.
It can often be seen in the heat of the day. in the breeding season the males develop their most dramatic markings, the head and neck and also tail turning bright orange, and the body dark blue. Outside of the breeding season, the male is a plain brown. The females and juveniles are always more cryptically marked. This lizard can be climbing rocks and walls. The diet is insects.
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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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Very nicely done. I like the details, lighting and colors in this shot - they certainly bring this lizard into center of attention. The OOF tree is a little distracting but overall, you've got a great portrait here. Great work - TFS.

Best Regards,


Hi Ferran!

A fine portrait of this attractive lizard, nice composition, excellent detail and sharpness. You have certainly done some traveling, and for a botanist, you sure seem to like to shoot animals a lot too! :-)

Thanks for sharing,

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