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Laudakia stellio

Laudakia stellio
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-08 9:57
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Laudakia stellio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Animalia (Kingdom ) - Reptilia (Class ) - Squamata (Ordo) - Sauria (Subordo) - Agamidae (Family ) - Laudakia (Genus ) - stellio (Species ) –

Synonyms: Agama stellio (Linnaeus, 1758) - Stellio stellio (Linnaeus, 1758) –

Common Names: Starred Agama (English) - Hardun (Deutsch - German) - Stellion commun (Français - French) - Stellione (Italiano - Italian) - Taggsvansagam (Svenska - Swedish) - Hardun (Dansk - Danish) - hardoen (Nederlands - Dutch) - Κροκοδειλάκι ('Ελληνικά - Greek) - Δράκο ('Ελληνικά - Greek) - Hardun (Polszczyzna - Polish) - Közönséges agáma (Magyar - Hungarian) - Agama hardún, Agama trnistá (Slovenskı - Slovak) - Dikenli keler (Türkçe - Turkish) - Aroagama (Suomi - Finnish) -

· Class: Reptilia
· Order: Squamata
· Family: Agamidae
· Scientific name: Agama stellio
Range: North Africa and southern Europe.
Habitat: Rocky and arid terrain.
Wild diet: Insects and spiders
Zoo diet: Insects
Life span: 10-15 years
Physical maturity: One year--14 inches long.
Sexual maturity: One year.
Reproduction: Each female normally lays 3-8 eggs.
Incubation: 60 days (2-3 clutches/year)
Status: Relatively common.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-08 10:16]

Hello Fikret,
Fine close portrait of the Starred Agama with excellent lighting,colours and BG. Well composed too!
Well done, I can't fault this!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-08 10:25]

Hola Fikret, magnífico reptil, buenos colores y detalles el pov. es precioso. La iluminación genial. Saludos TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-08 10:37]

BRAVO, Fikret.
Really fantastic POV. Outstanding quality of the picture. Razor sharpness of the animal. Extremely perfectly detailed and coloured shot. DOV is selected precisely: BG is simply wonderful in its blurriness and colour tones. Picture is composed perfectly too. My congratulations and TFS.

Fikret merhaba , çok net bir fotoğraf , özellikle omuz ve boyundaki renklere bayıldım , tebrikler , bol şanslar.

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2007-01-08 11:07]

Wonderful DOF and details...Nice subject ;-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-08 11:11]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Harika bir fotograf.Netlik,arka plan,3 boyut etkisi,kadraj ve komposizyon mükemmel.Bakış açısı da bundan daha iyi bir yerden seçilemezdi herhalde.Selamlariellerinize sağlık!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-08 11:58]

Hello Fikret,
Amazing close-up from a low POV which is very effective. Nice lighting, sharp details and great colours against the smart background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Fikret, wonderful portrait, splendid details, wonderful light and amazing colors, great sharpness, very well done , ciao Silvio

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-08 13:46]

Merhaba Fikret... excelente punto de vista para captar los interesantes detalles de este reptil, muy llamativo por la forma de sus escamas.
Me gusta como incide la luz sobre el animal con apropiado foco y agudeza, que aporta además la necesaria difusión del fondo.
El buen encuadre y sobrio marco, completan una presentación de calidad.
Agregué esta imagen a mi Tema de Lagartos.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Merhaba Fikret... excellent point of view to capture the interesting details of this reptile, very flamboyant for the form of their flakes.
I like like it impacts the light on the animal with appropriate focus and sharpness that it also contributes the necessary diffusion of the bottom.
The good framing and sober frame, they complete a presentation of quality.
I added this image to my Theme of Lizards.
My best greetings... Ricardo

Merhaba Fikret,
Superb closed up picture. Great sharpness and very nice details. DoF was great. very neat image.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-01-08 14:55]

Selam Fikret,

there can be no better way to present a reptile than the way you did: the natural light sideways, portrait, lots of DOF. Maybe you had to work a bit in PS around the contrasts? Hopefully you add something to your note about it (I want to learn from you...). Ma congratulations,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-08 15:08]

Hi Fikret.
This is excellent close-up with splendid POV.Perfect sharp details and very good separate main subject from backgroung.I like him very much lightsome blurry background.
Great work,thanks for sharing.
Greetings Milos

Very nice capture, everything is nice, but what I like most is the pose of this lizard. Beautiful BG too.
Thanks for your complete note, it is appreciated.
Regards, Felipe.

Hello Fikret,
Really stunning the clear and razor sharp image you got here!.
Details on the animal skin are gorgeous, speacially on the eye.
I like a lot the POV and DOF used, the background looks great and soft.
Very well composed, and the frame works great,
Congratulations and thanks for share,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-08 15:48]

Excellent portrait,tout est parfaits.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-08 18:11]

Hola Fikert.- Una bella foto de este pwqueńo reptil, colores muy agradables a la vista y muy buena pose. Luis52.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-09 3:34]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Cok net ve guzel bir fotograf olmus. Cekim aciniz cok iyi. Elinize saglik.

Hello Fikret,
A splendid picture. Great handle of light. The pov and composition are impeccable. Very well done.

Hola Fikret,
Excelente retrato con gran nitidez y excelentes texturas. Un saludo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-09 9:37]

Hello Fikret
excellent capture, such wonderful color and details. Very well composed with perfect sharpness and excellent POV.

Kutlarım. Harika bir çalışma.
Elinize sağlak.
Kemal Mert

hi fikret,
lovely shot,
well composed,
excellent details captured ,
lovely dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Sizden kuş kareleri görmeye alışmıştık ama bu da çok etkileyici bir kare,detaylar,netlik ve renkler harika,bakış açısı ve arka plan da başarılı,

What an over-powering image of this pre-historic looking lizard, Fikret! I cringe back in terror!
Superb close-up capture from an unusual perspective. Fine details of the scaly skin.
You have done a really great job here, my friend.
Warm regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-10 22:08]

Hello Fikret

Great eye contact ,the POV is very good.Excellent focus on the starred Agama against a lovely blurred BG.The DOF is well done,and the details are sharp,nice colour saturation too.TFS


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-12 1:34]

Hello Fikret,
You made an amazing portrait for this strange animal !
The "+++" : subject, pose behind rock, face expression, point of view, exposure, sharpness, DOF, background, colors...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • pic Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 5] (191)
  • [2007-01-12 7:39]

Wooaw, this picture is very beautifull...

Hi Fikret,
Very beautiful one in terms of compo, light, colours,...
Missed this one...
TFS and congrats!

Hello Fikret!
Nice and funny composition because of this lizard's pose :)
I like the DOF and POV. Also the note is informative (I especially like part with names in different languages).
The Polish name of this lizard is: hardun :)
Best greetings,

Hello Fikret,
I had problem finding a picture that I didn't comment yet ;) This is a very stunning POV of this beautiful Stellion. I live those great details you caught, this composition, excellent lightning and great DOF. This BG is perfect. Well done and well seen. Thanks!

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