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Catch me if you can!


Catch me if you can!
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Copyright: Morag Hamilton (lebois) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 3 N: 81] (236)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-05
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-07 12:23
Viewed: 3937
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European green lizard (Lacerta viridis) is a large lizard distributed across mid European latitudes from the north of the Iberian peninsula to as far east as Ukraine. It is often to be seen sunning itself on rocks or lawns, or sheltering amongst bushes.
The lizard reaches a length of approximately 12 cm length from the tip of the muzzle to the cloaca. The tail can be up to twice the length of the body. This lizard sheds its tail (autotomy), to evade the grasp of a predator.
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, often displaying between two and four light bands bordered by black spots.
It feeds on insects, small lizards and even mice. In springtime the female lays 6 to 20 eggs. About 2 to 3 months later brown-coloured young appear with a length of 3-4 cm.
Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class –Reptilia
Order- Squamata
Suborder – Sauria
Family – Lacertidae
Genus – Lacerta
Species – L viridis

I have been trying for ages to get just one shot of the many green lizards that I see & hear in my garden scampering away as I approach. This is the best so far!

I hope I have identified it correctly! Bon weekend à tous!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-07 15:27]

Bonsoir Morag !
J'adore les lézards, et celui-ci est particulièrement joli avec sa belle couleur verte. Il a l'air énorme sur cette photo. De bons détails, descouleurs naturelles, un bon POV. la photo nous montre également les talents de camouflage de cet animal. Il est un peu dommage que le bout du nez soit coupé, mais cela reste une photo très intéressante. Du bon travail !

Je trouve ta photo du Lézard très jolie. Sur cette photo, il est vraiment dans son élément contrairement à mon post ou il s’ait aventuré à découvert.
Si on regarde que la partie du haut on croirait que c’est un serpent.
Tes notes son très intéressantes
Merci,

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