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Love Will Find You Where You Are…

Love Will Find You Where You Are…
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-27
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 6:50
Viewed: 3574
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This is a nice couple of Laudakia stellio daani (Beutler & Frör, 1980), from the Agamidae family. The female (bellow) is lighter than the male.
Common names: Rough-tailed agama, Starred Agama, Hardun, Stellion (EN), Dikenli keler (TU), Gurkuda (Cyp. TU), Κροκοδειλάκι (GR), Stellione (IT), Agame d’Europe (FR).
You can find more info about this species here.

But for the Valentine's Day, I will add a beautiful song of the Greek singer Χαρις Αλεξιου (Haris Alexiou), from her last CD (2009), Η Αγάπη Θα Σε Βρει Όπου Και Να 'Σαι (Love Will Find You Where You Are)… even on a tree… well, it is more easy for lizard!
You can listen my favourite song of this CD here. The English translation below is mine (as an exercise… I hope it is correct!)

Κρυμμενη Αγαπη
Στίχοι: Χαρις Αλεξιου
Μουσική *: Bruno Coulais
Ερμηνεία: Χάρις Αλεξίου

Αν θες φωτιά πρέπει στο χιόνι να ζεις
αν θες δροσιά πρέπει την έρημο να ‘χεις
αν θες νερό άσε τη δίψα πρώτα να σε κυβερνά
κι αν θες ανάσα ζήσε πρώτα στη σιωπή
Μα αν θέλεις την αγάπη
φτιάξε καινούριο χάρτη
Γερά τα ίχνη σου άσε να ‘ρθει να σε βρει
όπως και ‘γω εσένα
που μέσα στα καμένα
δικά σου λόγια είχα κρυμμένα
και τα ‘κανα τραγούδι
πιο κόκκινο κι απ’το αίμα
κι ήρθε η φωτιά
ήρθε η αγάπη σε μένα
τότε θα δεις, τότε θα τη δεις δεν είναι ψέμα
όπου και να σαι η αγάπη θα σε βρει

Hidden Love
Lyrics: Haris Alexiou
Music *: Bruno Coulais
Interpreter: Haris Alexiou

If you want fire, you have to live in snow
if you want cool, you must go to the desert
If you want water, let thirst be the first to govern
if you want breath, live first in the silence
But if you want love
make a new map
Let strongly your traces for it comes to find you
for me and you
within the burned
your own words I had hidden
and made a song
more red than blood
and fire came
love came to me
then we will see, then we will see it, this is not lie
where you are, love will find you

* Previous song with the same music: Ammore Annascunnuto, from Mario Castiglia, Bruno Coulais & Felippe Fragione

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-13 7:08]

Hello Catherine,
A wonderful capture of this pair enjoying the warmth of the sunshine together! A fine composition too with great focus on the lizards and I love the light and colours.
I also enjoyed listening to the beautiful song!
Many thanks and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-13 7:14]

Hola Catherine.
"Love is in the air" Great photo to celebrate Valentine's Day. Like Your note too.
TFS this lovely image and have a nice weekend

Hy Catherine
A perfect title for your picture, and it seems that those two lizards were a little intimidated by you camera. Of cource, a picture take with very ine and sharp details, in lovely and warm colors, as the sun of Greece.
Also, quite well camouflated, especially the lower one (femele??)
All the best,

Hi Catherine,
Incredible, a waste of sharpness! impeccable definition and strength of colors and textures. Very good use of light / shadow. Good composition, POV difficult but excellently resolved. Nice note! Happy Valentines Day!.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-13 9:06]

Hello Catherine,
A great capture of this Agamid lizard pair, well in the spirit of Valentine's Day.
The POV is great and I like the composition with the diagonal position of the tree trunk. A fine summery feeling to the image and one that helps to take thaughts away from winter! ;)
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
PS nice to hear the song too!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-13 10:47]

Hi Catherine. A good capture of the two lizard which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours. It looks as if they are enjoying the warm sun on the tree trunk.Well taken tFs.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-13 11:40]

A very nice pair indeed, Catherine.
I like the way the texture on both the lizards and the tree bark shows up so clearly.
Very sharp details and a great arrangement of the reptiles on the tree trunk.

FS. : )

hello Catherine
very nic couple of this beautiful lizards
super good pose on the tree and good detai
very nice BG.
greeting louls

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-13 14:51]

Mais quelle magnifique composition ma chere! Une photo vraiment excellente,pas facile de trouver une situation comme ca et la capturer sourtout si bien..les couleurs et les lumieres sont simplement fanatstiques!! Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,LUCIANO

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-13 15:56]

Hi Catherine!

The lightnig is really amazing, bringing superb - still natural - contrast to your image! There's many details there and it's all composed nicely. TFS!

Best regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-14 0:19]

Hi Catherine,
Very beautiful capture.Sharpness,details,POV
and composition are perfecft.Lovely dedication
for Valentine's Day.Song is also very nice:)
Thanks for posting..

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-14 1:41]

Hello Catherine,
Splendid shot of this pair of Dikenli Keler on trunk whlie climbing in lovely poses.
Colours, details and composition are excellent.
TFS ang Happy Valentine's day!,

haha:) Great shot MF Catherine, looks like a peaceful place to make love:). but i can only imagine:) The details look very sharp and clear, well balanced exposure too. Other than that, the central composition and soft saturation work well as weel as sunlight effect! Nicely taken MF!
TFS and happy Valentine's day with Shirine:)


Ciao Catherine. Great double capture here in excellent details and mabnifcent playing of light in the intrigant envirionment.


Hello Katerina!
Nice shot of this pair of agamas! beautiful colors and light effect.. and of course theme! :-D

bonjour Catherine
superbe capture de ce couple de lézards, les détails sont remarquables tant sur les reptiles que sur l'écorce du tronc d'arbre
trés belle composition en diagonale
Passe une bonne nuit

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