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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-05 3:43
Viewed: 5187
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Allright, maybe its not Godzilla but it sure did remind me of it. This "ferocious" mean looking reptile is in fact one of the cutest, most inofensive (hard to believe, I know...) creature t be encountered, more precisly it is Moorish gecko (Tarentola mauretanica) in controlled environment. I liked his posture and reaction to moving his "landscape" around, as this was taken in a controlled environment.
Well, enjoy!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-05 4:18]

What a beauty!!! He looks so cute!
I'm sure he's absolutely harmless, too!
Superb POV, splendid eye contact and good catch with the mouth wide open.
Lovely colors, good sharpness and nice framing.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Radu,
wow, what a wonderful moment, I love your scary shot! Also the perfect headline ;-) The eye is so impressive, like gold.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Radu,
I like this compo, great action shot! I like thos POV and DOF, good colors and details too. Its eye and open mouth are impressive! Well done and TFS,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-05 9:58]

Hi Radu,

Superb Close up shot, excellent detail and sharpness and nice colours too.
He does look a bit ferocious, but I will beleive you that he is really sweet.

TFS Hilary

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-08-05 10:01]

Hi Radu,
The eye says everything, it is really scary, but you have got the moment. Great shot. Details, POV are very nice.

Hi Xplorator,

Nice catch for this action gecko. Perfer natural environment though.


Scaryyyyy !!! with such details captured...

Hi radu ,

Lovely capture the action speaks it all , Composition and all is so dam perfect , love to watch the scales and the eyes of this gecko.

Tfs and happy weekend,


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-05 11:59]

Hi Radu,
I find this gecko with terrible eyes, open mouth with such a pose on top of this thorny plant tha seems another bigger mouth, a fantastic composition.
Josť M.

Hi Radu,
He looks pretty impressive with that mean look. All bluff!!
Great detail and textures here. Great pose.

Great shot of a moorish gecko he looks furious. The colors and details on him especially it head are fabulous. Nicely done Radu. :)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-08-07 18:01]

Hi Radu,
Excellent catch of this "Godzilla" with perfect timing, great details and nice POV.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-08-10 13:41]

Damn, stroppy little bugger. Well done, great pose.

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