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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles of Türkiye (Turkey), Alex99's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-24 8:44
Viewed: 4223
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lizards are reptilian, four-legged, cold-blooded, with an integumentary system comprising scales, with a skull composed of quadrate bones. Lizards also possess external ears and movable eyelids. Encompassing forty families, there is tremendous variety in color, appearance and size. Due to their smooth, shiny appearance, lizards can appear slimy or slippery; their skin is actually very dry due to a lack of pores to excrete water and oils.

Lizards have scales on their skin which may be tubercular or have ossified encrustations called osteoderms.[1]

Most lizards are oviparous, though a few species are viviparous. Many are also capable of regeneration of lost limbs or tails.

Some lizard species, including the glass lizard and legless lizards, have some vestigial structures though no functional legs. They are distinguished from true snakes by the presence of eyelids and ears and a tail that can sometimes break off as a physical defense mechanism. Many lizards are good climbers or fast sprinters. Some can run bipedally, such as the collared lizard and the world's fastest lizard, the spiny-tailed iguana in the genus Ctenosaura.

Many lizards can change color in response to their environments or in times of stress. The most familiar example is the chameleon, but more subtle color changes occur in other lizard species as well (most notably the anole, also known as the "American chameleon," "house chameleon" or "chamele").


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Rıdvan merhaba , ilginç bir tür , güzel fotoğraf , eline sağlık .

hello Ridvan...
I like your lezard, it has the air rascal

Hello Ridvan
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Great focusing,composition and lighting,Welldone.


Fabulosos detalles y preciosos colores.
Muy acertado encuadre y buena nitidez.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-24 11:44]

Selam Ridvan,
Superb portrait of a lizard on a colourful quartz rock. Great lighting, colours, sharpness, composition and BG.
Your S5IS looks like it it is a good compact camera.
Well done and TFS!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-24 11:46]

Hi Ridvan. Like the pose in this one with the lizard looking over the top of the rock. You have used the light so well to give good natural colour. with fine detail. a nice POV/DOF.well done TFS. good notes too.

Rıdvan merhaba,
Güzel bir kertenkele fotoğrafı. Sırtını görmediğim için türünü anlamaya çalıştım ama belirleyemedim. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

Merhaba Ridvan, superb lizard with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very nice and sharp, well posed picture!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-24 15:43]

Hi Ridvan,

A wonderful shot of this lizard in a good pose on the rock. The sharpness is amazing - I love the eye. Excellent natural colors, perfect background and a great composition.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-24 22:38]

Hi Ridvan

Excellent composition/POV . The lighting and exposure are superb.



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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-24 23:05]

Hello Ridvan,
Very nice capture, great POV and DOF
Nice composition, colors and details
striking pose by this lazy lizard..


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-25 0:52]

Hello Ridvan,
Very smart composition showing this Lizard popping up on top of the beautiful rock. Great focus on the eye and sharp details. The background is very beautiful too. I really like the wonderful colours in this image!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ridvan,
A beautiful capture of this lizard behind the rocks. Excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

That's so cute! ha ha
Love that pose. Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-25 10:10]

Hi Ridvan.
Simply amazing picture of the lizard. Terrific quality of the picture (reproduction of the stone, animal and fantastic BG), tremendous subject and presentation of the image. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-25 10:27]

selam ridvan
bu urkek surungeni iyi bir pozla kadrajlamissin
ulkemizdeki surungenler hakkinda ben de detayli yerli kaynaklari bulamadim acaba hangi turler hakim ve dilimizdeki adlari ne
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, arka plan ve renkler hos olmus
eline saglik

rıdvan merhaba
bu güzel hayvanı iyi yakalamışsın. kompozisyon netlik açı çok güzel. ışık ve arkaplan da güzel. eline sağlık, selamlar.

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