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Pamphylian Green Lizard

Pamphylian Green Lizard
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-02
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 400, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos, Turkish Herpetofauna [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-08 5:35
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Lacerta pamphylica (Pamphylian Green Lizard, Pamphylian Lizard) [in Turk. Pamfilya/Antalya Yeşil Kertenkelesi] (Female)

Last weekend I’ve been in Antalya, Mersin, Konya and Karaman provinces for photographing Anatololacerta species (Anatolian Rock Lizards) and this beauty. At last I encountered with her in Alanya’s mountainous part at the sunset time.

TFL and Have a nice WE!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Pamphylian Lizard is a monotypic and also endemic green lizard species to the SW Anatolia (Antalya province). It is distributed coastal regions and northern slope of Taurus Mts. It has an unique colouration –especially on dorsum and neck- separating it from the closely related species L. trilineata (Balkan Green Lizard) and L. media (Eastern Green Lizard). The species name came after the region name, Pamphylia, including a part of the south of Asia Minor in ancient geography, between Lycia and Cilicia, extending from the Mediterranean to Mount Taurus (modern day Antalya province, Turkey).


1. Göçmen, B. (Unpub. results). The results of herpetological trips.
2. Budak, A. & Göçmen, B. (2005). Herpetology. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194, Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Bornova-Izmir, 226 pp. [2nd Edition, 2008].

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-08 5:39]

Hello Bayram
Excellent macro work with great details and vivid colors. Thanks for posting again.
Have a nice week-and.

Great detail, colors and pleasant composition in my opinion, Bayram! A bit of ....OK may be next time! Joking ! Great image and welcome back!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-08 5:41]
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Merhaba Bayram dostum,
Welcome back to TN!
A superb capture of Lacerta pamphylica that shows the features of the head and body with excellent sharpness and colours afrom a great lateral POV.
If all goes well we hope soon to be in Lesvos and with luck we can take a shot of L. trilineata.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hey Bayram friend! ... it is good to know again about you! ... and being neighbors, I can say today is my lucky day!

The only problem is that the lack of "my lizard" are too exposed, taking your lizard next door! ha ha ha... :) But it's not important! here the teacher in lizards has always been you!

This yours really is an excellent photo of a lizard! what textures and what look of this lizard! Good cross composition.
Good job MF!

Good Sunday
Thanks for sharing.

hello Bayram
GOOD to be back !!
and so as useally with a Super picture
very good details and good sharpness
beautiful colours and nice light
great shot Bayram
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-05-08 5:59]
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Hello Bayram,
I'm really pleased to see that you've returned!!
This Green Lizard is a beauty and your capture excellent! Wonderful details of its markings and colours and very well composed too. We've been in the Alanya hills once but only bumped into a couple of Tortoises that attracted us by knocking their shields together!
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-08 6:04]

Hello MF Bayram.
Super crisp image of this lizard.The details are sharp,and the colours are well saturated.The texture is amazing.Nice eye contact.Excellent low POV and very good DOF.TFS
Best regards Siggi

Hello MF Bayram
dopo un periodo di assenza con molto piacere ho trovato oggi questa tua bellissima foto, che come sempre ci mostra nel migliore dei modi una delle tante bellissime lucertole nel loro habitat. La messa a fuoco precisa ed impeccabile è comunque e sempre il gran punto di forza delle tue composizioni, in grado di farci apprezzare tutta la bellezza di questi piccoli rettili, dai dettagli della pelle squamata, alle diverse sfumature di colore che le caratterizzano. Buon week-end.

Beautiful lizard, very colorful. I know how difficult to approach these guys to get decent image, how do you manage. tfs.

Ciao Bayram, welcome back, my beloved friend:), great capture of lovely lizard with fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Bayram

i am very very happy to see you again among us and
as Silvio wrote « welcome back, my beloved friend »,
you are comeback with one of your favorite subject
et tu nous montre ton immense talent artistique
que tu as dans la photographie, tes photographies
Bayram sont plusss qu'une photo elle sont du grand art

superb POV & DOF, superb focus great sharpness
and details, wonderful warm luminosity and colour tones,



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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2010-05-08 7:05]
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Ha ha! I have seen this beauty somewhere! Hello Bayram, a beautiful picture of a beautiful animal, the colours are superb and very natural. Thank you!


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-05-08 7:27]

Hi Bayram.

Great that you are back on TN, i have missed your contribution.
And with a great capture of this lizzard, with wonderfull colors.
Have a nice weekend MF,

Gr. Gabs

Hello Bayram!
Very beautiful capture of Lacerta pamphylica. I like profile point of view and very good sharpness and details. Perfect light control too.
All the best from Lodz!

Selamlar sayın hocam,
mükemmel bir kare olmuş,
netlik ve detaylar nefis.
ellerinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle.

Hello MF Bayram,
welcome back, very nice to see a new picture from you; a fantastic macro shot of this splendid colourful lizaìrd, outstanding sharpness with perfect detail, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
Best regards

A fascinating coppery lizard, Bayram, a real beauty. Excellent sharpness and brilliant colours, we can see every little detail of this interesting reptile.
Thanks, I like it very much.
Have a wonderful weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Bayram,
Great macro with superb details and outstanding natural colours.
This Green Lizard is a beauty. You catch a very good position of this reptile.
Light, sharpness, focus and colours are just great.

nice shot MF,
beautiful colorings she has

Ciao MF BBB! Welcome back indeed. With the best macro shot of Lyzard that I've seen. Top quality work and super compo. Chapeaux!


merhaba Bayram
great to see you again ! this lizard is superb with beautiful colors, i love your POV
you have taken it with very sharp details especially on his head
very great pose and thanks for the good note
Have a nice Sunday

Hello mon ami Bayram,

Superbe capture qui a sans doute due vous réjouir et satisfaire votre rencontre avec ce fabuleux spécimen.
La splendeur réunie avec sa beauté et ses couleurs, sublime macro.
Grandiose image, merci pour le partage.
Avec mon amitié, agréable Week-end.

Hello Bayram,
What a great capture of this endemic species! This beautiful lady is taken with so fine details and colours. Nice diagonal composition too. I love the turquoise colours of her neck. It's amazing how you could approach here so close with your macro lens... Have a nice Sunday MF,

Hello Bayram
Congratulations for the wonderful photos, great POV, great sharpness and contrast.
Great details
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-08 14:32]

Yeni fotoğraf yüklediğini görmek ne güzel!... Büyük sürpriz oldu...Hoşgelmişsin!...
Fotoğraf her zamanki gibi muhteşem.renkler,netlik ve poz gerçekren harika.Eline emeğine sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-05-08 15:20]

Muazzam olmuş Bayram hocam, nefis. Emeğine ellerine sağlık.
Yeniden seni görmek beni fazlası ile mutlu etti, görüşmek üzere dostum..
Sevgi selam ve saygılar.. daima..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-08 16:53]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
indeed it is a good news to see you again with lovely lizard here. The green flourescent is excellent and the scales are well seen in good details.
In our language we call it "mengkarong". They like to bask in the sunlight.
Nice presentation and excellent view.


Bayram hocam, sıradışı kalitede nefis bir kare daha. Antalya kertenkelesi gerçekten çok güzelmiş. Emeklerinize sağlık hocam.

Umarım erkeğini de görmek nasip olur hocam. Duruşu, renkleri ve detayları ile süper bir çekim olmuş. Flaşa rağmen herşey çok canlı. Elinize sağlık.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-05-10 9:52]

Bayram bey selamlar,
Av bekliyor gibi ..!
Canlı renkleri ile çok şık bir kertenkele kompoizsyon.
Emeklerinize sağlık.

Bayram bu cok guzel renkleri olan harika bir tur...Detaylar ve sunum herzamanki gibi harika...Iyi ki varsin.
Ellerine, yuregine ve beynine saglik...
Sevgiler selamlar hepimizden.

Muhteşem bir endemik ve harika çekim olmuş Bayram hocam.
Selam ve sevgiler.

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