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Wall Lizard

Wall Lizard
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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: 2008-03-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-12 15:34
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) is a species of lizard with a large distribution in Europe and well established introduced populations in North America.
The common wall lizard is a small, thin lizard whose small scales are highly variable in color and pattern. Its coloration is generally brownish or greyish, and may occasionally be tinged with green.
The common wall lizard prefers rocky environments, including urban settings where it can scurry between rock, rubble, debris and buildings.

This one was taking some morning spring sun and was not so shy. A good guy to test my new lens!
Le lézard des murailles (Podarcis muralis) est une petite espèce de lézard d'Europe, introduit en Amérique du Nord. Il habite les vieux murs, les tas de pierres, les rochers... Il se nourrit d'insectes.

Ce spécimen était en train de prendre le soleil printanier du matin et n'était pas si farouche. Un bon gars pour tester mon nouvel objectif!

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To boreocypriensis: he he...CatherineD 2 02-21 15:55
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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-03-12 16:20]

Bonjour Catherine,
Excelente composition et tres jolis et net details de la peau du lezard. J'aime également les couleurs monochromes et la belle lumiere.
Merci pour le partage

Very nice lizard excellent definition very good picture.

amazing pic! amazing lizard, TFS Ori

Excellent shot Cath,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-13 5:14]

Salut Cathy,mes compliments pour l'exceptionelle qualite' des details de ce lezard,parfaite choix de la position de la lumiere,tres bon travail,merci de partager,Luciano

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  • tasos Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 14] (167)
  • [2008-03-13 15:38]
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Geia sou Cathrine!
Very nice shot, great sharpness!
But i think its an Erhard's wall lizard (Podarcis enhardii ssp. thessalica.).I can't be sure of course cause the 2 species are very very similar and have a variety of patterns. The think that I'm based on is that in Podarcis muralis the cheek and the neck is usually spotted...
Anyway, well done on the photo!

very nice shot! well focused with great detail. nice composition!
tfs katerina!
se xairetw

Sevgili Cathy,

This is really stunning capture of this beauty against to a blurry B. Great focus and exposure, as always yo do.
TFS and have a nice day and week!


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