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Lacerta agilis male

Lacerta agilis male
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Copyright: TOMESCU Cezar Valentin (tomcezar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 282] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 350 D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-25 4:52
Viewed: 3471
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis) is a lacertid lizard distributed across most of Europe and eastwards to Mongolia. It does not occur in the Iberian peninsula or European Turkey. Its distribution is often patchy.

The Sand Lizard has a light underbelly and a dorsal stripe: males tend to be darker and colour and turn partly or wholly bright green during the mating season. Sand Lizards can reach up to 25 cm (10 in) in length.

It has several sub-species, the westernmost of which is Lacerta agilis agilis. In this and the other main western sub-species (Lacerta agilis argus) the dorsal stripe is thin and interrupted, or not present at all. This applies particularly to the latter sub-species, which also includes a plain red or brown-backed phase without any dorsal markings. In these two sub-species only the flanks of the males turn green in the mating season, but in the eastern sub-species (predominantly Lacerta agilis exigua) males can be wholly green, even outside the breeding season.

from > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Lizard

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Salut Cezar!
O poza superba foarte bine facuta.Felicitari.Alin.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-25 6:31]

Salut Cezar !
Gata, m-am intors. Desi am vazut atit de multe gusterite in Croatia .... erau mai rapide decit mine.
Excelenta captura ta, cu niste detalii excelente.
O zi frumoasa,

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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2009-08-25 6:45]

A GREAT macro, Tomescu!! Superb details, lovely colours and great lighting... Amazing depth of field. It excels all aspect of a good photograph.

For me, it is one of the best shots I have come across today. Very very nicely taken. Again, GREAT is the word!

great closeup, TFS Ori

Buna Cezar
Imi place foarte mult portretul acestei soparle, de fapt, guster.Se observa foarte bine textura pielii, solzii. Foarte frumos! Felicitari
Toate cele bune, Oana

Hello Cezar
Very great portrait of this Sand Lizard with very good focus on his eye
fine natural colors and beautiful BG
Have a good night

atunci e un Lacerta agilis, nu? soparla de camp... prin Suceava intra in contact subspecia L. a. agilis (sau dupa unii argus) cu L. a. chersonensis. cateodata apar forme foarte frumoase... pe baza solzilor de pe nas e un L. a. chersonensis, dar deobicei constelatia nu prea ajuta la o identificare sigura...

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