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Lacerta viridis

Lacerta viridis
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-21
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-04 4:04
Viewed: 3513
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another picture from my trip in Dobrogea, this time a nice Green Lizard - Lacerta viridis.
The European Green Lizard is quite a large lizard, found in many European countries. It can reach lengths of 30 cm from the tip of the muffle until the tip of the tail. Males have a larger head and a uniform green colouring punctuated with small spots that are more pronounced upon its back. The throat is bluish in the adult males and to a lesser extent in the females. The female is more slender than the male and has a more uniform coloration.

I managed to find this nice female hiding on a rock, behind a big bush, trying to get some sun (there wasn't much that day). She measured about 16-18 cm (from what i could tell from the distance i was)and she was kind enough not to run away, even though she was definaltely aware of my presence.

Hope you like what turned out :)

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Bello il primo piano di questa lucertola!
Bei dettagli e colori, complimenti!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-04 4:26]

Hello Horia,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,DOF you managed,colors,sharpness,details,clear eyes and composition a lot.

The depth of field is a slight bit bizarre but your subject from torso up is razor sharp and colors are more vivid than childhood memories! Lacerta viridis e gushterul, nu ?

Hello Hoira!
Great subject indeed despite of it's common! But i like reptiles really and when i saw photos of them, i'm impressed generally! Very interesting focusing with that fg and bg are blurred! i like it's effect! pov and pose great! i like the rocky place with that lickens also.

Hello Horia,
The lizard really stands out in the busy environment, thanks to your spot on DOF..!
Great clarity in the colours and fine details in the subject...
Maybe I'd consider cropping some background to get closer..?
Pablo -

Hi Horia, great shot!
Amazing reptile really outstanding the BG.
Nice colors and details.


sal Horia,

la fel cum spunea si Radu spatele arata cam ciudat, dar detaliile de pe guster sunt incredibile... trebe sa-ti arat niste shoturi pe care le-am facut in macin anul asta.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-04 12:01]

Hello Horia, Very nice , I like it. It's very difficult to capture this guy!! I tried a lot but without success!!. Very well done, best regards, Didier.

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2006-07-04 12:15]

Sal Horia, excelenta poza, nu se puteamai mult dat fiind pozitia soparlei. Culori frumoase si deci o soparla dobrogeana fericita. Succes pe mai departe.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-04 16:13]

great capture there, the colours are great. that lizard is stunning... DOF and POV are great.


Hi Horia,
Nice sharp detail, and I like the low POV here. Exposed well with good color as well. The subject is well islolated from the surroundings at F3.5
Well done and Thank you!

HI Horia,
this dragon is beautiful, the colours are phantastic. You did very good work to come so close and make such a sharp shot, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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