SHOWER MATE II
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Couldn't resist the urge to post another shot of my shower mate, a gecko lizard, I came across and photographed inside the shower recently.|
I repeat the general note on gecko lizards below:
Appearance: In general, geckos may be divided into 2 primary groups: species with immovable, or fixed, eyelids (Gekkoninae, Teratoscincinae, and Diplodactylinae), and species which possess a movable eyelid (Aleuroscalabotinae & Eublepharinae). Geckos which possess fixed eyelids can be further divided on the basis of the presence (arboreal), or lack of presence (generally terrestrial), of sub-digital lamellae. Normally, the tail length of most gecko species is nearly equal to the snout-vent length and is expressed in a great variety of textures, shapes, and sizes. Additionally, the presence of either round pupils (diurnal) or vertically oriented pupils (nocturnal) helps to distinguish several genera. A number of arboreal species exhibit a stunning degree of beautiful green, red, and blue coloration (notably, species of Phelsuma and Naultinus). Finally, scalation characteristics range from the tile-like network (smooth, cycloid, imbricate) to be found on Teratoscincus, Geckolepis, and Teratolepis, to among some of the most minute, velvety-textured, granular scales exhibited in several Oedura species.
Size: Among the genera which attain the smallest of size, the Sphaerodactylus species must surely be the most recognized, with several growing to only 30 mm in total length. The largest recorded species are Rhacodactylus leachianus, Gekko gecko, Gekko smithi, Uroplatus fimbriatus and Saltuarius cornutus, with total lengths in excess of 350 mm. Presently, Rhacodactylus leachianus is regarded as having the greatest snout-vent length of 240mm, with a tail length of less than the 50% of the snout-vent length. The largest known (recent) fossil species are Phelsuma gigas (total length more than 500mm) and Hoplodactylus delcourti (total length of the only known specimen measures 622mm). Both species are presumed extinct, yet the possibility for the continued existence of the latter has been recorded.
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- [2006-06-24 4:44]
Very cute friend you have :) I wish we had gekos in Romania...but i guess we'll just have to sattle with ours.
Anyway, nide photo, with excellent detail and colors of the lizard. TFS
This is fantastic! I just love geckos co much. They are so beautiful. Very nice picture and the note is very informative. Well done.
- [2006-06-24 5:08]
Nice colored gecko. We don't haven them here in Holland so it's nice to see them on TN. Thanks.
- [2006-06-24 5:19]
Excellent shot.I liked POV,saturated colors,sharpness and framing very much.
Thanks for sharing.
- [2006-06-24 5:38]
Yes, you definitely have overcome the focus problems.
Very good POV and excellent use of the flash.... and YES....I had to hold breath!!
- [2006-06-24 5:48]
Very nice capture.POV,lighting,colors,framing,details and composition are wonderful.
Very cute lizard you caught:).Colors,POV and visual impact are perfect.Thanks for sharing.
- [2006-06-24 16:20]
I think I know this cute gecko. Nice shot again. Beautiful colours and well captured.
well done Ram
- [2006-06-29 2:59]
Excellent Gecko capture.
I like your pov,details,dof,colors,sharpness,note and frame.Well Done.TFS
- [2006-07-22 12:35]
very nice shot, I like the POV and composition.
Great colors and wonderful details.