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Copyright: Laurent GLANDON (lglandon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 27 N: 192] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-24
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-30 14:54
Viewed: 4395
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LACERTA VIRIDIS (female) - Lézard Vert(F) - Green Lizard (UK/US) - Smaragdeidechse (D) - Lagarta Verde (E)

CLASS: reptiles. Family: Lacertidae
HABITAT: Sunny and medium dry land with a rich vegetation. Fallow and rocky lands, hedges, border of woodlands, brooks and pathways. Hibernate from November to March in a rodent hole, under a root or hidden in a heap of vegetation.
ASPECT: lenght: 20 to 30cm, exceptionnally 40cm. Males show a vivid green back with black spots. Females can be green or brown, showing whitish longitudinal stripes. Ventral side plain yellow/greenish. Throat is vivid blue, specially for males during mating season. Cast it's skin every month.
REPRODUCTION: Sexual maturity at 2 years. Mating between April and June. Oviparous. 5 to 21 eggs laid under a stone or in a hole in the ground, starting in May. Hatching for 2 to 3 months, even up to 5 months according to local temperature. A possible second egg laying can occur in July.
FOOD: Large insects, shellfish, molluscs, spiders, worms. Occasionnally, tiny rodents and small lizards. Fruits.
STATUS: Not in danger, but PROTECTED, because locally regressing due to their habitat destruction.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-09-30 15:06]

Laurent, this is excelent shot. So cleare and goo, I cannot belive. All that nianse of green, like I look it infront of me. BRAVO

Nice shot Laurent, I love the green, great POV. I'm almost tempted to put borders on my images it adds a nice touch. Paul :)

The lizard of my youth, yes, in romania we call it "guster". It is so strikingly green with a wasabi skin and to me it was an amazing animal, the largest lizard to be found there...

what a colours, fantastic Laurent,
this is a very good shot, the pov is realy fantastic and the composition is nice to look at.
gr. Jaap

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-01 3:55]

Je suis jaloux ! J'ai vu un lézard vert cet été mais je n'ai pas pu le photographier... Merci Laurent de l'avoir joliment fait pour moi ;-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-01 7:51]

Excellent colours Laurent. I like these vivid greens very much. Nice composition and POV. Good work!

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-10-11 17:55]

Πολύ ζωντανά χρώματα. Πολύ καλή οξύτητα. Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία (GR)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-13 4:27]

Laurent bonjour,superbe lezard vert sur fond vert? Cela n'est pas une photo facile a reussir, j'ai essayé à maintes reprises et sans succés. Bravo pour le piqué de la tête et de la patte, un cadrage un peu plus large a droite pourrait être bien! Mes félicitations Didier.

Although the subject is well camouflaged, It stands out very nicely Laurent. Excellent sharpness, color, light and detail. An interesting setting and POV. Very well composed closeup also. Thank You.

Fantastic colours! The green is so strong!

Lovely lizard you have captured here. Many of our lizards here seem to be rather brown and orange, maybe to blend into our soils. This is good to see such a green colour. Well done.

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