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Sunbathing Delight


Sunbathing Delight
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Copyright: Stacy Siders (applesiders) (40)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 13:24
Viewed: 4131
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this guy basking in the sun when I went hiking with a group of friends in the Wichita Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, OK. This guy's colors were amazing against the earthy red tones of the granite rock. He "posed" for me for quite some time, so I was able to capture him in all his splendor. Hope you enjoy!

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To septama: Thanks!applesiders 1 06-04 11:11
To cherokeechief: Thanks again!applesiders 1 05-25 17:11
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Very well done Stacy, the colour of that Lizard is truly amazing, great details. Well done and welcome to TN.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
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A warm welcome to TN, Stacy. : )
You're not kidding. The colors of the lizard are indeed gorgeous.
You captured him with sharp details and good exposure.
I would love to see him in more detail. Do you have a close-up of him?
Great first post, and thanks for sharing. : )

Great capture, focus, light and comp are great.

Its a "mountain boomer" or Collared lizard and it is the Oklahoma State Reptile.

He's all decked out in breeding colors.
Good job! Tfs

really beautiful specimen with gradation bluish to red skin color, it could be one signal to comunicate to other agamides or even it's enemies. Nice capture and great notes

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