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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-09
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.2
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, Reptiles of Europe, Reptiles (Reptilia) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-20 7:41
Viewed: 4970
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
Today something different than insects ;)

This is a young specimen of Dalmatian Wall Lizard Podarcis melisellensis (Braun, 1877) (Lacertidae) (in Polish: murowka adriatycka). Yes, I know, the quality of this picture is not perfect, but I believe that there is not too many pictures of this species in TN gallery :)

And here are some basic facts about this species:

Distribution: along the coast of Adriatic Sea, from N Italy to Albania

Habitat: areas with stones and rocks, not rare near human buildings. Mainly near the coast, ut sometimes up to 1200 m a.s.l.

Life style: usually on the ground, active during day period, but the hottest period of day spents in the shelter (under stones, rocks, ect.)

Body size: 15-18cm

Food: different small insects and another arthropods

The picture was taken in early morning in Qeparo village, SW Albania.

As always I would like to invite you to see my earlier reptile presentations here :>

Thank you in advance for your time and visit!!! :>

siggi, zulfu, izler, xTauruSx, bahadir, boreocypriensis, uleko, rousettus, eng55, jrobertop, trekks, JORAPAVI has marked this note useful
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To boreocypriensis: baby lizard :)cicindela 2 12-20 20:19
To siggi: murowka adriatycka :)cicindela 1 12-20 08:53
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-20 8:23]
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Hallo Radomir,
Stoi taka troche zaskoczona i widac ,ze kontroluje Twoje postepowanie.Ladne zielonkawe przebarwienia ale takie pamietam je z mlodosci jak sie nie myle zwinka sie nazywala.Ostrosc bardzo dobra na tym podlozu wyglada atrakcyjnie.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-20 8:34]

Hello Radomir, wonderful shot of this Adriatic lizard with nice details and composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-20 9:20]

merhaba radomir
well close-up capture of this interesting species
i like its pose, POV, colours and informative note

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-20 9:48]

Hello Radomir,
A fine capture of a young Dalmatian Wall Lizard in a fine pose and composition to vitrually fill the frame. Your focusing is well directed considering the limited DOF. Its contrasts well with the limestony BG.
TFS a fine portrait of this species new to me.
Kind regards,

Hello Radomir. superb composition, splendid colours and nice details you captured. i love this lizard's robust head:). Lovely..
TFS and greetings,

Hello Radomir, great macro shot of this beautiful green Adriatic lizard in fine composition and lovely pose.
TFS and regards,

Ciao Radomir, great capture of splendid lizard, great details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Radek, a professional capture of this green beauty with fine-classical posture on a lovely-structured stone.
TFS this fine shot my friend!
Hve a nice weekend!
Greetings from Izmir,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-20 12:32]

Hello Radomir,
A great capture of this beautiful Adriatic Lizard in a nice pose from a low POV. Beautiful green markings and fine details.
A good note too about this interesting species.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Radomir,
Very interesting to see a different species of lizard on TN.Fascinating textures on that tail.
ps .....
Did you see the Cave Cricket I posted for you a few days ago ?

Hello Radomir,
I have never seen this beautiful species, but it is similar to Podarcis here. great timing and POV. colors, composition and focus also very nice. Thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

Buen trabajo con el espacio y el color, con un excelente encuadre.
Un buen ejemplo para enseñar lo que es la profundidad de campo jeje.
Un abrazo Radomir: Josep Ignasi.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-21 8:21]

Hi Radomir,
Beautiful capture of this lizard.I liked framing,
POV,eye contact and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-21 15:25]

Hi Radomir,
a great photo of this Adriatic Lizard.
The shallow DOF is great :-)
Good light and colours.
Superb composition.

Well done,

Hello Radomir.
Great capture of this beautiful lizard!
Fine colours and contrast.
Interesting perspective!
Your notes are always very elucidative.
Well done!
José Roberto

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-21 20:49]

Hello Radomir, Good shot and a lovely clarity. Sharpness and good composition Ganesh

  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)
  • [2008-12-22 18:45]

hi Radomir

Another subject that I have never thought of shooting but you have caused my attention to give this lizard a deserved look with its long tail and staring eye.

A nice close up macro shot without disturbing the lizard or frightening away [that is a skill there]. IMO, they always flee when I approached them [I am not a good photographer, I suppose!].

tfs, bill

Hola Radomir,
Magnífica captura con excelentes detalles, color natural y buena nota informativa. Mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos en estas fiestas. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

ciao Radomir!
interesting species of Podarcis of Green-skinned captured along the Adriatic coast
I wish you a peaceful Christmas with family

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2009-01-02 10:08]

Hello Radomir , Perfect shot good composition details colours and framing , And a Very Good 2009 .Greetings Teunie .

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