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Laudakia stellio

Laudakia stellio
Photo Information
Copyright: Ali Koksal (alikox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 2 N: 78] (356)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-14
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony SLT a35, Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3,5 MF
Exposure: f/1.4, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-05 1:54
Viewed: 2942
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Laudakia stellio (Dikenli Keler)

It has a size of approximately 35cm, half of which is tail. They feed mostly on insects. During mating season males move their heads up and down, this behavior causes superstitious people to kill them.

It was resting in an ancient tomb from Byzantine era city of Hierapolis. (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/485)

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Ciao Ali.
Bella immagine di questo rettile ben fotografato con eccellenti dettagli, e un’ottima nitidezza ,molto belli i colori naturali,bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-05 3:08]

Hi Ali,a very rare guest of the TN gallery and a great timing to take this specie in this curious position,excellent details and colors despite the difficult light! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Excellent pose , and POV .
Congrat ..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-07 18:50]

Hello Ali,
Lizards always fascinate me, because we don't have any living in my region of Ohio. I like this heads on presentation and the curious look it has on it's face. I also have viewed lizards in the western states doing the up and down body movement. They always reming me of athletes doing push-ups. Great capture!!

a real dinosaur :) TFS Ori

Hallo Ali
I just like the way this guy looks you straight in the eye, and the almost curious expression on its face is just great. The clarity of its scales and the nails on its paws is super. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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