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Lacertidae


Lacertidae
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-13 1:29
Viewed: 4388
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This lizard was caputred at the Augrabies Falls in the northwest of South Africa

Exposure Time: 1/332
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 270/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-14 11:04


Lacertidae is the family of the wall lizards, or true lizards, which are native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. The group includes the genus Lacerta, which contains some of the most commonly seen lizard species in Europe.
The European and Mediterranean species live mainly in forest and scrub habitats. Eremias and Ophisops species replace these in the grassland and desert habitats of Asia. African species usually live in rocky, arid areas. Holaspis is one of the few arboreal lacertids, and its single species, Holaspis guentheri, is a glider (although apparently a poor one), using its broad tail and flattened body as an aerofoil. (wikipeadia)

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The capture of this Lizard is scenic, to say the least, with that OOF abyss beyond the rock on which it is sprawled, Achim.
Very good colours and details, though I would have preferred to zoom in the subject a little more to see its head and eyes bigger.
TFS and regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-13 3:25]

Hi Achim,what a beautifuls colors this lizard! It's little but the sharpness is very very high! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-13 6:41]

Hi Achim.
Very nice scene. I like it a lot. BG and FG are separated perfectly physically, by colouration and by sharpness/blurriness level. Very cute image of a small reptile too. My kind regards and compliments.
Alexei.

Ciao Achim, beautiful lizard with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-14 0:07]

Hello Achim,
A nice capture of this beautiful lizard. Very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

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