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Whip-tailed Lizard - for Bayram

Whip-tailed Lizard - for Bayram
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000-08-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: nikon f 50, AF Nikkor 70-210, Digital JPEG
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Three, Dedications to Bayram [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-07 12:43
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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I dedicate this photo to Bayram Gocmen (Boreocypriensis) who did a lot of work for me. He has found the ID of this Lizard and send me a lot of information and beautiful photos of this and other Reptiles.
It’s a new species on TN.

This photo is made in Costa Rica in the year 2000 with my old camera Nikon F50. I used my flash in total darkness. In that time I only made slides. So this one is scanned.

Ameiva leptophrys (Whip-tailed Lizard) Large; diurnal; insectivorous; abundant and more restricted to forest habitats, especially along forest trails and near small
light gaps, than other species of Ameiva; known from lowland evergreen forest of Golfo Dulce area of Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama to western

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Hello Peter,
your last capture is not from Brazil, but another American country. It is very nice shot with good notes.
Our joint friend Bayram is very lucky today. I have seen he has two at least nice dedication today.
TFS, well done

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-07 12:50]

Hi Peter. Bayram will enjoy this one. you have captured a good close up of this one. a good Top view . good detail and colours. having read your notes great for seven plus years . well done TFS.

Have a good weekend my friend.

Hello Peter,
Thank you for sharing this image of Lizard with us which captured well!
good use of the flash to achieve the total clarity, good colour and details in the shot
well done

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-07 14:48]

Wow, superb shot of lizard, the colours are fantastic. It is an errie picture, dark and colourful at once. Very well captured, I like the unreal feeling of it, underground and dark... with wild creatures running at night! Thank you,


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-07 14:49]

Hola Peter,
original trabajo y color...
bello pov y magnífica iluninación y detalles...
saludos amigo.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-07 15:03]

Hi Peter

A superb POV - the detail and composition are outstanding. The subject is well framed and has excellent exposure and colour.



Nice dedication

Hello Peter this is a fine sharp shot with good contrast detail. TFS rgds Necip.

Hi Peter

It is a good documentry shot with great detail and nice POV. the fingers are really intresting.Well done

Hello Peter,
It's always thrilling to see the first ones posted in TN. Excellent picture taken with good sharpness, details and POV that clearly shows its markings.Thanks for the share,

A beautiful representation of this fine (and a little fat) lizard from a good POV Peter which shows many identifying details, in spite of its being a scanned dia, i.e., have lost a considerable amount of resolution in the process. I wouldn't think of contradicting Bayram on such matters, but I thought, up to now, that "Whip-tailed Lizards" were known only under the generic name "Cnemidophorus"...

Hi friend Peter,
Thanks a lot for this superb capture of this beautiful Ameiva leptophrys showing its beautiful colour-pattern. TFS and also indebted to you for this pleasant dedication for me friend! I'm taking this in to my favorites!
Best wishes,

He is no longer whip tailed as i see. Many thanks for sharing the excellnet top view of the dragon like animal.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-08 8:01]

Hi Peter,

A wonderful dedication to Bayram! He has taught me all I know about snakes, lizareds and geckos. This lizard is amazing for a scanned shot from a slide. Wonderful colors and details. His skin is beautiful with fascinating markings.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-08 9:25]

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture of a Whip-tailed Lizard that has lost part of the reason for its name, the scanned result being of very high quality. Nice sharpness and detail and good use of flash.
Thanks for sharing this one,

Hi Peter,

I really like the light here, which hive the image a lot of atmosphere. I really like the colours too, with the monotone background broken only the the colour on the leaf. Nice composition too.


Interesante imagen Peter en la que se aprecia la "decoración" que luce este lagarto.
Buenos resultados para ser una imagen escaneada.
Saludos, JL.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-09 11:01]

Hello Peter, a beautiful subject, very well composed image and very good technique, great shot! Thanks!


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-09 23:18]

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful capture, very sharp and well composed


Hi Peter, lovely dedication to our friend Bayram, splendid lizard with wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-10 17:59]

Hello Peter,
Great image with good detail and color, how did you ever find he in the dark? Thanks for sharing this splendid image.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-11 20:42]

Hello Peter

A very good capture of this lizard.
This is so natural appearing,caught in a natural setting.
The lizard has a nice spot light effect,showing very good detail.
Well focused with good texture visible.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-14 10:24]

Hi Peter.
I am impressed with your "old" shot. Amazing three-dimensional image, great flash works and wonderful rich colours, details are perfect and sharpness razor. I like posture of the lizard and excellent composition of the image too. Well done and TFS.

Hello Peter

Love the light and the shadow/light play on this shot,
with the lizard's pose it adds dynamism to the image, TFS


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