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Cypriot lady Gurkuda:)


Cypriot lady Gurkuda:)
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-30
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herpetofauna of the Middle East, Herpetofauna of Cyprus, Fauna of Cyprus island [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 2:30
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Laudakia stellio cypriaca (Spiny Lizard, Starred Agama or Hardun) [in Cyp. Turk. Gurkuda, Turk: Dikenli Keler]

Today a beautiful Cypriot lady Gurkuda which we encountered with her in Salamis ruins in my homeland Cyprus. Yes may be you can notice that this is the same capricious beauty photographed by also Catherine:) but I captured it from a bit different POV.

TFL and Have a nice day!
Cheers,


©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.

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L. s. cypriaca: is characterized mainly by its long tail [Tail length reported on the snout-vent distance (SVL) ranges from 1.53-1.92, averaging 1.73. In other subspecies, this relation rarely exceeds 1.6.]. Finger and toes are long [19-22 subdigital scales under the 3rd finger, 22-28 under 4th toe]. In the dorsal scale arrangement, Cypriotic Spiny lizard resembles the nominotypic form. The small scales of the chin, especially in the region of the gular fold, are strongly spinose and in elder specimens there is a redish coloration on both head and body.

You could reach more detailed info on the species and its subspecies from this link.

References:
1. Göçmen, B. (Unpub. results). The results of herpetological trips.
2. Göçmen, B., Tosunoglu, M. & Taskavak, E. (2003). A Taxonomic Comparison of the Hardun, Laudakia stellio (Reptilia, Agamidae), Populations of Southern Turkey (Hatay) and Cyprus. Zoology in the Midle East, 28: 25-32
3. Disi, A. M., Modry, D., Necas, P. & Rifai, L. (2001). Amphibians and Reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, 408 pp.
4. Budak, A. & Göçmen, B. (2005). Herpetology. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194, Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Bornova-Izmir, 226 pp. [2nd Edition, 2008].
5. Atatür, M. K & Göçmen, B. (2001). Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Cyprus (1st Edition), Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 170, Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Bornova-Izmir, 63 pp.
6. Göçmen, B., Tok, C. V., Kaya, U. & Tosunoglu, M. (1996).A Preliminary Report On the Herpetofauna of Northern Cyprus. Turk. J. Zoology, 20 (suppl.): 161-176.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-04 2:34]

Szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid photo of this Cypriot lady Agama, great colors and very fine details, congratulations for this beauty, TFS!

Hocam tam kapris yapmış size:) muhteşem bir kare olmuş.
Emeklerinize sağlık.
Saygılar,

Naşit

Bayram hocam, bizim hemşehrinin duruşu da güzelliği de bir başka:) Muhteşem bir kalite ve sunum olmuş.
Saygılar,
Nazım

Selam my dear friend,
A lovely capture of this beautiful female spiny lizard. Excellent sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Çok güzel poz olmuş Bayram hocam. Dişi olduğu pozundan, havasından geçilmiyor:)
Elinize sağlık.
Özgür

Bayram bey selamlar,
Beni Görünce kaçanlar,
Size özel, yağlı boya poz resim için poz vermiş ..!
Kompozisyon, detay ve renkler mükemmel güzellikte.
Emeklerinize sağlık,
Seyfi

Bayram hocam merhaba,
A'dan Z'ye mükemmel bir fotoğraf olmuş. Detaylar ve fon nefis. Emeğinize sağlık
Selamlar ve sevgiler

Bir gurkuda yarışıdır gidiyor.:)) Sizinki daha net bir poz vermiş. Yalnız bu Cypriot olduğuna göre başlığın da cypriaca olması gerekiyor sanırım. Selamlar,
Ömer.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-04 3:40]

Hello MF Bayram.
Another superb point of view, the result give a strong impact . The details are great. The pose and glance are very good too.Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Haha.. yerli mali, her Turk o'nu kullanmali...
cok guzel olmus dayi. ellerine saglik. selamlar.
Mel.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-04 4:03]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
this is the best pose by the lizard. It is such a broad breast style that could be seen in the lizard world.
Their style and poses are very interesting.
You captured it very well in this iconic lizard pose.
I like it as the view is so sharp and clear with good rock texture and neat background colours.

Regards,
Foozi

I had a feeling of Deja Vue, thought I had already critiqued this photo :) It was Catherines shot of the same lizard.
Both expertly taken shots, perfect exposure and great detail.
TFS & cheers
Steve

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-04 5:49]

Hello bayram,
Great photo of this Spiny Lizard. The pose is gorgeous. Fantastic sharp details and very beautiful warm and natural colours. I also like the excellent composition, POV and DOF.
Regards,
Peter

amazingly sharp, greetings Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-04 6:24]

Hi,
Beautiful species shown well with good lighting and composition. tfs.
nagraj.v

Como es habitual en tí, un expléndido trabajo con la luz y los colores, con un original y efectivo fondo en dos tonalidades. La pose del reptil es acertada y además lo magnifica y el encuadre es comprometido :-) ya que estos animalitos tienen su dificultad según su pose para encuadrarlos bien. Tu serie parece una obra teatral con diversos y fieros personajes !
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

hello Bayram
super pose !!
great sharpness and beautiful naturel colours with great details
very nice shot Bayram
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-04 10:28]

Hi Bayram
You have right, this is a lovely lizard!
Fantastic sharp details and colors.
Great POV!
Congratulation!
Horia

Merhaba Hocam. Cathy e misilleme yapıyorsunuz galiba.
Nefis olmuş. Emeğinize sağlık.
Bahadır

Hello Bayram
Quelle élégance, et quelle tenue...
Il n'est pas un peu fier que tu le photographies...
Merci pour toutes ces splendeurs
Amitiés
Laurent

Hi Bareatom,
Just critiqued Catherine's shot so I can see the similarities... Also in the photos, because both became excellent! Beautiful pose, POV, sharpness and background blur, but my absolute favorite element is the diagonal composition. Superbly done shot, very pleasant to my eyes. Congrats and tfs MF.
Friendly regards and hugs, László

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Kendinden emin çok güzel bir duruşu var.
Siz bu anı çok güzel yakalamışsınız.
Kuyruk bölümü de baya bir heybetliymiş.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selamlarımla,
Mehmet

Hi my friend,
This Cypriot lady is really a star! She seems to like to be photographied ;) Your background is really amazing and a mystery for me... The sky on the left and a wall on the right? Well done dear! Anyway, it seems that we can feel the soul of this proud Gurkuda with our shots. İyi geceler,
Cathy

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-08-04 14:28]
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-Komşu komşu,
-huuu!... diye bir tekerleme anımsadım ilkokuldan,ne çok severdik:)Aynı yalın ve içten duyguyla sevindim komşuluğuna...Bu güzel ve edalı "dilber"i gördüğüme de aynı derecede...Gerçekten çok güzel.Eline emeğine sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,
Dûrzan

Aman ne leydi:) havasından da geçilmiyor hakikaten. çok güzel yakalamışsın kanka. Eline sağlık. iyi geceler.
Gökhan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-04 22:27]

Good morning Bayram dostum!,
A superb capture of this female stellio taken in a fine pose that makes her look proud!
Technically this is professional and I like the POV, composition and BG very much, all to make a superb portrait of this fascinating Agamid species.
Thanks and have a great day,
Cheers,
Ivan

Hi littlo bro Bayram,

Good pov and very nice picture.
always nice to see these reptiles.
And you had a good companion.

Gert

Hi Bayram,
the Cypriot lady stands out indeed. Catherine and you must have had a field day when this wonderful Agama conceded a photo session to you! I tried hard to have some good reptile shots during my Turkey trip. But neither the equipment nor the time were available to me when needed. And I never sat in your course on animal photography :-)
Best regards, Dietrich

Bayram..bu ne guzellik boyle. gercekten havali bir disi Gurkuda.
Pozuyla renkleriyle ve arka fonun farkli renkleriyle cok guzel bir foto olmus. Eline saglik canim kardesim. Hepimizden selamlar..
Leyla.

Selamlar sayın hocam,
çok gururlu bir duruşu var.
nefis bir kare
elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Bayram
this shot is absolutly perfect in all aspects, the pose on the op of this rock, the excellent sharp details, the lighting, the coloration and also the BG and the DOF
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Hello Bayram,
I like the pride posture of this lizard, very good details of the skin and nice colours too
Well done
Albert

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-06 9:57]

Hello Bayram,
What a royal pose and a brilliant composition!
All in focus showing great details and I love the warm colours. Excellent work!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello bayram,

Quelle grâce et esthétisme! Cette image est charmeuse.
Grands détails superbes et splendides crescendos des "couleurs ton sable".
Mes félicitations pour cette capture élégante. Amicalement.

Hello Bayram,

What grace and aesthetics! This picture is charming.
Great details and beautiful beautiful crescendos of "sand tone color.
Congratulations on this capture elegant. Regards.
Yolande.

Hallo MF Bayram,
what a fantastic capture of the Spiny Lizard, fabulous composition with superb sharpness and marvellous natural colours, very well done
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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