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Forest Geckos

Forest Geckos
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-21
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-18 7:56
Viewed: 4968
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Forest Gecko
Hoplodactylus granulatus
Also known as Greys Sticky Toed Gecko
Widespread throughout all types of forest in the North Island of New Zealand,and in the northwest,southwest and southeast of the South Island.
There is considerable variation in colour and pattern,ranging from dark brown,through greys and greens.
They grow to 17 cm in length and live in holes in tree trunks and under loose bark.
The inside of the mouth and tongue are a bright yelloe to orange colour.
These geckos belong to my friend Gareth who is a breeder of New Zealand native geckos.He has posted photos on Trek Nature as theLizardMan.
You can view his site here
Hope you like these little critters.

OOPS I just noticed (a few days later) that I have posted this photo before,over a year ago.
(Thats what smoking pot does to your brain folks...one reason I've given up)

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-18 8:45]

Hi Steve,
what a funny creatures. You pressed the shutter on the right moment: the lower one sticks out his tongue. What is nice you can see detail from two sides in one picture. If you're able I'd like to see a close up of the head once. The eyes are great.
Thanks for sharing, Jacob

Hi Steve,
Interesting little monsters. Greatly captured and nicely composed. Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-18 9:46]

what a lovely camouflage,
good composition and framing :)
seems as though they are playing hind N' seek

Vishal Sabharwal

Hi Steve,
Different behavior from gecko here which daytime is sleeping time and active at night. Nicely composed picture. Well done and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-18 12:58]

Hi Steve,
I'd love to see these beautiful geckos, incredible colourful patterns and very nicely captured. Great tree trunk as a background!
TFS, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-18 13:12]

Hi Steve

What a superb species! Their colors are soooo beautiful!
I really like the textures and details here!
Also great timing - with that big tongue out :)
Excellent POV and DOF - both of them being in full focus, lovely colros and tones, and very nice lighting.
A well composed shot!
Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-18 17:02]

Hi Steve,
Beautiful geckos that mimics certain tree barks.
Wonderful colors, details and composition.
TFS, José M.

bravo steve pour l'originalité de cette photo, jolies couleurs
félicitations et merci du partage

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-18 20:21]
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Hi Steve, I had a good look at Gareth's web site - it is very interesting, and one I'll go back and visit again soon.
So these geckos grow wild down your way, and not just on Gareth's land? Quite attractive with their lacy patterns and colours. Good one!

Hi Steve,
I like this POV very much and those great details. I think you had a good timing to catch the left one with his tongue out :) It is a good DOF, composition and interesting notes. Thanks,

Time for a haka! Some vertebrates finally, its been a while, man! Gnarly looking camouflage, army should consider that. Glad to see I am not the only one who has a strange tongue in family... :) Sanskrit, that is of course...

Interesting critters. Have always liked Geckos. :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-20 22:32]

Hello Steve

Very nice detail and colour in this shot.I like the ying and yang composition.TFS


nice couple, TFS Ori

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