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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: 2008-02-15
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D200, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-17 12:57
Viewed: 5273
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another little lizard I came across in Costa Rica.
However I have no ID for this one
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Hola Sky.
Simpática escena y buenos detalles.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hello Sky,
What a lovely pose and lizard my friend! Your capture is excelent! It may be a Tejidae member. But I have limited information on the Costa Rica herptiles. I will try to find its ID searching my library. If I could succes I will return to you my friend. TFS.


Salut Sky
Les details son vraiment extraordinaires,et les couleurs aussi,vraiment un beau travail
avec une très belle présentation.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Sky another fine composition and nice colours with good enviroment, only wish here the head was turned to show the eye better. Good sharpness and light tfas rgds Necip.

Hi Sky,
Wonderful and lovely shot of this beautiful lizard. TFS. Regards,

Good ambience here, Sky.
The subject balances well with the fallen leaves.
Details on the back are quite distinct.
TFS and regards.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-17 19:26]

Hello Sky,
Great composition of this wee lizard in his natural surroundings. The colors and details are magnificent, thanks for sharing Sky.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-17 19:33]

Hello Sky

A lovely capture of this cute little lizard in the leaf litter.
The natural colours are well saturated and the shot is well exposed.
Very well focused with sharp detail,the markings and textures of the lizard show well.



Hi Sky, beautiful composition with lovely lizard, wonderful colors and great sharpness, good focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-18 3:10]

What a nice little lizard you have captured here.
The dead leaves surrounding the lizard are superb!
Brilliant exposure and good colours.
Sharp and detailed.
Great composition.
Well done Sky,

Hallo Sky
I must admit, I do not like to comment on reptiles because I know to little about the subject. In the same breath I must add that looking at this image, this little rascal's grabbed my attention. I do not why I have this feeling but this looks like a “naughty boy” in the reptile world.
Its body has a lovely display of patterns and markings, and such long paws. A lovely capture of this cute little fellow in between the leaves, which also set an ideal backdrop. Enjoy your day.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-18 5:10]

Hello Sky,
Lovely capture of this little Lizard among the brown leaves. Great focus showing the beautiful pattern and colours. Beautiful light and a lovely composition too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-18 5:19]

Hello Sky, very nicely composed shot, sharp details and a perfect exposure. I love the warm tones in the background, very well done, thanks!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-18 8:16]

Hello Sky,
Excellent composition in this sharp capture of a Costa Rican lizard. The POV shows the patterns of the back nicely and the pose is great on the dry dead leaves.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hello Sky,
Very cute pose of the little Lizard!
the exposure and focus is spot on with good sharpness, colour and details
well done
best regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-18 12:19]

hello sky
its strange and interesting lizard for me
good capture of this lizard under the difficult conditions
i like POV, colours and details of its back

This is spiny lizard (genus Sceloporus) in the family Phrynosomatidae. But cant recognize the species. Great capture.


Hello Sky!
As I see Bayram and Umit noted some types for this lizard species before, but maybe I would be bale to add a little :) I was looking for any details about Costarican herpetopauna, and I found some kind of photo field guide (unformtunatelly only to one region of this country). Anyway, your picture looks a little similar to Teeidae family, and to genus Ameiva (you can compare it here.
Anyway, I believe that it was not easy to take a picture of so small (and probably very mobile) species of lizard, especially in such habitat! :)
Best greetings,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-03-24 13:54]

Hi Sky

This little lizard looks great against the leaves. It is beautifully detailed. I love the way he is having on. Nicely composed and excellent POV



Hi Sky,
My son had one of these my Aunt brought him up from Georgia once, He called it a rock lizard, course he was like 7 at the time and I remember him saying that a bug that was in the jar with the little guy could kill you if it bit you so not sure how reliable that info is..:o) I do know though if you tried to pick that guy up by the tail he'ld drop it knowing that by experience...:o)
Good eye finding him mixed in with all the dried leaves!

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