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Pretty Lizard

Pretty Lizard
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, UV + Circ. Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 18:53
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lizards are reptiles of the order Squamata, which they share with the snakes (Ophidians). They are usually four-legged, with external ear openings and movable eyelids. Species range in adult length from a few centimeters (some Caribbean geckos) to nearly three meters (Komodo dragons).

Some lizard species called "glass snakes" or "glass lizards" have no functional legs, though there are some vestigial skeletal leg structures. They are distinguished from true snakes by the presence of eyelids and ears. The tail of glass lizards, like many other lizards, will break off as a defense mechanism, unlike snakes.

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 "house chameleon" or "chamele").

Lizards typically feed on insects or rodents. A few species are omnivorous or herbivorous; a familiar example of the latter is the iguana, which is unable to properly digest animal protein. Until very recently, it was thought that only two lizard species were venomous: the Mexican beaded lizard and the closely-related Gila monster, both of which live in northern Mexico and the southwest United States. However recent research at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Pennsylvania State University has revealed that in fact many lizards in the iguanians and monitor (lizard) families have venom-producing glands. None of these poses much danger to humans, as their poison is introduced slowly by chewing, rather than injected as with poisonous snakes. Nine toxins previously thought to only occur in snakes have been discovered, and a number of previously unseen chemicals as well.
Most other lizard species are harmless to humans (most species native to North America, for example, are incapable even of drawing blood with their bites). Only the very largest lizard species pose threat of death; the Komodo dragon, for example, has been known to attack and kill humans and their livestock. The Gila Monster and Beaded Lizard are venomous however, and though not deadly, can inflict extremely painful and powerful bites. The chief impact of lizards on humans is positive; they are significant predators of pest species; numerous species are prominent in the pet trade; some are eaten as food (for example, iguanas in Central America); and lizard symbology plays important, though rarely predominant roles in some cultures (e.g. Tarrotarro in Australian mythology).
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Wow! Chris!
Superb shot of this beauty! Great colours, sharpness and details on the lizard! pov, framing, bg are wonderful too! Exceptional post!
Thank you,

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-09-28 20:34]

Hi Chris
very nice details.
Good DOF, POV and sharpness, wonderful colours.
well done.

Hello Cris,

excellent colors, bg,POV DoF, Perfect details, very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo,

TFS Kyle

Very beautiful, colorful and sharp! :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-28 22:16]

Hello Chris

Nice macro of this lizard.Excellent colour and detail.The DOF is sharp,and you had a good perspective.(looks like a miniature dino)TFS


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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-09-28 22:44]

Hi Chris,
Very good picture, nice details, sharp and good composition.
Regards, Francois

great shot photo:-)

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-29 0:28]

Wow beautiful Lizard ,details are awesome.Dont know Lizard are colourful!!Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chris.
Great shot. Wonderful colours and dof.
Great job,

Hi Chris

Brilliant shot! Love the colour tone. Nicely composed. Looks great against the OOF BG. Very nice work. TFS.

Hello Chris!

Beautiful specimen. You did a great job on framing and on DOF work. This is probably a male, looking at its vivid colours.

Regards, Petru

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-29 3:56]

Hi Chirs

Yet another great portrait of a lizard's head! Great work!
I like the POV, the superb textures and details of those interesting scales, the colors and the DOF. Also very nice are the framing and the light.
Very well done, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-29 4:05]
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Hi Chris,
it sure is a pretty lizard and you took a nice picture of it. The red color on the side is really nice. I'm curious what species it is? Do you know?
Regards, Jacob

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-29 4:40]
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Hello Chris,
Wonderful portrait.POV,colors,sharpness,details,BG,cross framing and composition are excellent.

Hello my friend,
You capture this specimen with super details, in particular I notice the ear..!
Well framed, with a fine non-intrusive background...
Great natural colours in this sharp fine image!
Pablo -

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-29 9:37]

Very good close up of this pretty lizard Chris...

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
Lighting: ****
Background: *****
DOF: ****
POV: *****
Note: **

Thanks for to add to my Theme of Lizards.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-30 15:20]

selam chris
ne kadar sevimli olurlarsa olsunlar surungenlere bakarken ve cekerken hep bir urperti yasarim. herhalde reptilephobia olsa gerek. iyi bir yerden kadrajlamissin, arka plan, fokus, netlik ve detaylar muhtesem
eline saglik

Superb close-up shot of this pretty lizard's face, Chris.
I love the colours, patterns and details in this razor sharp image.
Thanks for sharing this great picture.

hi chris
ce lezard ne semble pas peureux ou alors vous vous etes fait discrait pour l'approcher ainsi.jolies couleurs.

no words wonderful work this shot is great!
The POV, DOF, perspective, colours and details are amazing!
Thanks Ana

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-11-06 2:38]

Hi, Chris,

Wonderful details colors and sharpness of this close up lizard, nice pose and point of view,excellent composition.


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