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Phoenicolacerta troodica

Phoenicolacerta troodica
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 7:28
Viewed: 3254
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phoenicolacerta troodica is an endemic Cypriot species (or subspecies) with a wide distribution all over the island. In the winter they like to bask in the sun, staying near a hole in the wall into which they can retreat when they feel threatened.
This particular one had made its home in a rock made entirely of gypsum, hence the white background.

marius-secan, maaciejka, Miss_Piggy, Hormon_Manyer, Argus, stomsoncy, Chiza, anel has marked this note useful
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Hello Yiannis,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice vivid colors and perfect exposure. Lovely composition taken from a interesting POV with perfect light and best clarity. As usual a exceptional image. The colors are outstanding.....Amazing brown colors....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-04 8:17]

Hello Yiannis,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this lizard in very beautiful colours and an excellent choice of composition. Nice matching background.

Hi Yiannis
Hi has good taste in rock. Those blue dots on his sides are interesting. You have caught his attention
with that eye contact. The amazing detail you have captured against such an complimentary back ground.
The DOV and the sharpness. Super photo.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi Yiannis,
really interesting. Perfect composition. Excellent depth of field. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2013-01-04 8:50]

Hello Yiannis,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness.

hello yiannis ,
what spectacular creature.
nice capture with good colour and very perfect focus.
good natural ambiance.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-04 9:09]

Waaw Yiannis,what a macro! The quality of this pic is over the top,the skin details and the colors are really fantastics,i can see perfectly the tipical blue points of this specie.Very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Yiannis,
The clarity and the colour perfection is excellent,very nice details and beautiful POV.
TFS and my regards,

Ciao Yannis, great capture of fantastic lizard, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Yiannis
This is a great image of this lizard with its perfectly shaped scales on it body, especially the blue ones that looks like gemstones. This is really a beautiful lizard and you have captured it with great skill showing all its features to the best. I like its pose, the catchlight in its eye and the way it looks at you. Thanks for sharing a great image, taken on the 12-12-2012. Best regards.

Kalimera Yiannis,
You had luck this specimen choase to live in a rock made entirely from gypsum, because you got excellent contrast between the main subject and the other part of the pic. Sharpness is second to none also, and I like the composition with the lizard just coming out of the hole very much. Breathtaking job. Hats off of you.
Best regards, László

hello Yiannis
a Beautiful coloured lizard with great details and super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-01-04 15:19]

Merhaba Yiannis,
Hiç görmediğim çok ilginç ve güzel bir tür.
Renkler, netlik ve kompozisyon harika..
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-04 21:52]

Hello Yiannis,
What a colorful and attractive specimen. I am always thrilled to see tiny lizards like this whenever I visit the western states since we don't have any here in Ohio.
This is an exceptional shot of this little beauty showing much detail and gorgeous colors as well as unique body markings, TFS.

Καλημέρα Γιάννη
Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία όπως πάντα! Τα χρώματα είναι φανταστικά και η ευκρίνεια εντυπωσιακή!


Excellent! They don't get any better than this. Your patience paid off ... as you must have waited in a set-up for this guy to come out and pose so nicely! Well done.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-01-05 2:18]

Giasou Yiannis,
I never have seen until now ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-05 2:46]

Hello Yiannis
exciting view of the lizard. The details of the skin is lovely and well presented.
I like it when you showed in its nest.


Hello Yiannis,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent lighting.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-05 6:53]

Beautiful lizard captured with good details and colors. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-01-05 7:13]

Hello Yiannis,
excellent lizard..
excellent species..
thanks and regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-05 8:22]

Hello Yiannis,
An excellent close-up of this Cyprus endemic lizard. The features are shown with top clarity and natural colours with the gypsum rock crystals making a superb BG.
Thanks and best wishes for 2013!

Hi Yiannis,
Excellent composition and point of view.Color and details are perfect.TFS

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-01-05 16:20]

Hola Yiannis, que hermosa foto la de este Reptíl; me gusta la composición, entorno, manejo de la luz y el color de la lagartija...saludos.

Hello Yiannis,

Sharpness, light and details are perfecet !!! Congraculations ...

Ragards, Hasan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-08 4:41]

Hello Yiannis,
Interesting photo of this this Cypriot lizard with beautiful blue spots on the side. A special white contrast given by the gypsum,indication given by your useful note. Excellent sharpness and composition.
Kind regards

amazing to see each scale, TFS Ori

Ciao Yannis. Just a masterpiece MF. Deatils and sharp are impressive!


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