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Laudakia stellio cypriaca

Laudakia stellio cypriaca
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Copyright: Erodotos Kakouris (ekakouri) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 34] (170)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-12
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 12:36
Viewed: 6180
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Laudakia stellio cypriaca is a diurnal lizard usually found in dry rocky habitats basking on stone walls, trees, rocks and buildings. It is very shy and runs away when feeling in danger. According to Wikipedia Laudakia stellio is a species of agamid lizard found in Greece, Southwest Asia, and Northeast Africa and the name "stellion" comes from Latin stellio, stēlio (stelliōn-, stēliōn-), which refers to any spotted lizard, from stella, star. Laudakia stellio cypriaca is a totally harmless endemic subspecies to Cyprus and mainly feeds on invertebrates.

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nice capture, TFS Ori

Fantastic capture of this amazing Lizard, Erodotos! Perfect point of view and well controlled light. Fine brightness, composition and detail! Bravo! Great Work!
George Veltchev

Ηρόδοτε γεια σου,
Perfect photo, very nice composition, sharpness and light conditions.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-13 18:34]

Hello Erodotos, and welcome to TN.
What an attractive lizard you post for us to enjoy viewing. The detail is superb and the colors are true and natural. Excellent exposure and wonderfully composed. Great work!!

Excellent capture of this dominant handsome male while basking on a rock Erodotos!
Greatly composed and focused!
TFS and have a nice day!


Ηρόδοτε καλωσόρισες στην παρέα.
Ωραία φωτογραφία με πολύ καλό καδράρισμα, φυσικά χρώματα και καλή οξύτητα
Καλή σου μέρα

Very pleasing photo. Clear background and good details. regards Yiannis

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-14 7:12]

Hello Erodotos
Excellent work!

Hi Erodotos,wellcome TN,
very nice photo of Laudakia stellio cypriaca . Excellent sharpness and composition.TFS

Geia sou Erodoto,
Kalos ilthate sto TN! Very nice capture of this proud Laudakia, with nice vertical composition. It fit perfectly in his rocky environment! Se xairetw,

hello Erodotos
very good shot with great detailsand super sharpness
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hallo Erodotos
What a brilliant capture! The lizard displays so beautifully against the blue sky as background. It almost has a proud pose, with its head facing upwards. I very much like the separation of blue sky and grey rocks with the lizard almost in the middle. Everything in this image is praiseworthy. Thanks for sharing this as you intro shot. Best regards.

A fine capture indeed, showing this beautiful agamid from a lateral aspect Erodotos, the colours of the sharp image look so natural on that contrasty, calcareous rock, and the clear BG is ideal for such a shot. Good job indeed my friend!

Hallo Erodotos,
a fantastic capture of Laudakia stellio cypriaca taken from an excellent POV in a superb posture, very good sharpness and splendid colour tones, a very nice vertical composition
Best regards

Hi Erodote,
Great picture, excellent sharpness and light!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-17 0:34]

Hello Erodotos,
your lizard capture is very interesting with the blue sky as its canvas. This offers a lively presentation, and also the sharpness of the details are good.
The pose the lizards gives on the diagonal formation odf the rock is very attractive.
Very good composition that welcomes the eyes.
Well done.


Hello Erodotos, very good subject and frame, very nice presentation!
TFS Nasos

Kalimera Erodotos,
Fantastic debut photo, splendid composition with great sharpness, beautiful color contrast and nice DoF, needless to mention the composition's second to none also. Very clever choice of background an amazing pose of the lizard. A masterpiece without doubt. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-21 7:27]

Hello Erodotus,
Welcome to TN with a beautiful and very elegant agama lixzard. I love its pose here and details are very sharp. Beautiful light and coloiurs too and very well framed.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Ciao Erodotos. Excellent POV and perfect sharp/details. Very good DOF too.


Ciao Erodotos, great capture of wonderful lizard, fine details, splendid light, beautiful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

cellent photo!!! Good sharpness, details and composition. Very nice natural colours.

Hello Erodotos,

very nice taken with good pov and sharpness.
fine colors.


poli oreo sarpnes ke mple:)

Hello Erodotur,
Excellent photo and composition. Well captured.

A very nice portrait of the lizard, nicely composed and accurately exposed, with lots of detail.
regards, Filippos.

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