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Ameiva festiva

Ameiva festiva
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-16
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D200, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-16 5:46
Viewed: 4885
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Central American Whiptail or Central American Ameiva is a mid-sized lizard.

# The only whip-tailed lizard in Costa Rica that is marked with a light stripe running from the tip of the snout to the base of the tail.

# The stripe is distinctly visible in all but the oldest individuals.

# Most frequently found in forest interior in areas where the sun reaches the forest floor.

# Predominantly day-active insect feeders

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Hello Sky,
What a wonderful shot of this quick whiptail lizard belonging to the family Tejidae (New World Common Lizards). the details, sharpness, lighting and framing are excelent. Thanks for sharing this beauty.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-16 8:49]

Hi Sky,
Splendid shot of this beautiful lizard and the stripe is quite distinct and interestingly change to blue colour on the tail. Very impressive sharpness and colours and I like this natural surrounding. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

* A big THANKS for your wishes on my 200th post.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-16 9:37]

Hello Sky, well done on this reptile shot! Good subject, good pose and composition and very good technique, thanks!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-16 9:52]

Hello Sky,
Mighty long tail on this guy, so he earns his name well, wonderful image with great focus, depth of field and colors in a superb composition. Thanks for sharing this outstanding image of a lizard I had not seen before Sky.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-16 11:10]

Beautiful shot of a beautiful lizard!
The composition is excellent!
Great DOF and pin-point focusing.
Superb frame.
Well done Sky!
Thanks for adding me as a favourite!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-16 11:16]

Hi Sky.
Very cute shot of the nice lizard and attractive scenery. I like composition of the picture, natural lighting and colours, excellent DOF and details of the shot. TFS and best regards.

Hello Sky very good composition, DOF is good, Details are nice. TFS rgds Necip

Stunning capture! It's beautiful. Well done.
Best wishes,

bonjour Sky
très belle prise de vue de ce lézard, très belle couleurs et netteté.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-26 12:10]

Hello Sky

I like the way the lizard is walking through the shot.
very good POV and DOF.
The lighting and colours are very good.


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