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Lacerta viridis

Lacerta viridis
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Copyright: Dejan Kulijer (dejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3, Fauna of Bosnia and Herzegovina [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-26 13:20
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Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The easten green lizard (Lacerta viridis) the origional of the many green Lacertas that recently has been split into many new species. It is found from Eastern Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Balkan region, Southern Ukraine and Northwest Anatolia. It is very similar to the western green lizard, but has a more spottet back, and the western green lizard is more uniformly green. The colour on the juveniles throat is also different. Both species gets about 35-40 cm and males often has a blue throat. They are protected in Europe under the Bern Convention.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-26 13:32]

Woow it's simply wonderfull in sharpness and colours,thanks for share,LUCIANO

Hi Dejan,

Very colourful. Nice POV you have on this lizard. You also have brought out the details well. Nice composition.

Well done,

Warm regards,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-26 14:20]

Ciao Dejo,
Super fotka.Odličnan POV i poza. Boje i oštrina su takodje super.

Ciao Dejan,
formidabile questo primo piano di L. viridis.
Una messa a fuoco perfetta permette di osservare ogni minimo particolare e ogni singola squama di questo rettile.
Mi affascina soprattutto il suo sguardo.
Anche i colori e la luce sono magnifici.

Gorgeous lizard... great capture. Color, DOF and overall technical quality is very high. Great job!

Hi Dejan,
An excellent capture with this frame filling composition. Superb colors and tack sharp detail. The texture of the sking is amazing. Very nice work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-26 14:49]

Hola Dejan,
interesante trabajo,
bellos colores y excelente pov,
saludos amigo.

Hello Dejan, Wonderfull POV and composition the details are sharp, Have a great New year best wishes Necip.

Hi Dejan!
This is lovely portrait of green lizard! You made a very good work (I really know how difficult is to take picture of this fast and mobile species!). Great close-up and very beautiful final effect! I am especially impressed because of only F/4! :)
Best greetings from Poland,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-26 20:06]

Hello Dejan

Super POV on this shot,I really think you did a great job on the DOF and focus.
The lighting is well handled and has produced rich ,well saturated colours.
The texture and markings on this lizard are wonderful.
I like how you filled the frame with the lizard.
Nicely done.


Hi Dejan,
A beautiful capture of this lizard. Pretty in green. Well focused and good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-26 23:26]

Hello Dejan,
Excellent capture of the Eastern Green Lizard. I like the POV showing sharply and in fine detail the head and upper part of the body. The composition that includes the whole lizrad in a curved position is also superb. Well done and thanks,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-27 1:09]

Hello Dejan,
What a superb capture of this beautiful green Lizard. I love its pose on the stones and the sharp focus on the eye. Excellent sharpness too and striking colours. I'd love to see this one!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-27 1:31]

Hello Dejan,
Excellent sharp photo with a fantastic DOF. Perfect POV. Great light and natural colours.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-27 2:51]

Hi Djan. This is a very good close up of this green Lizard. your good use of the light has given fine colours. the detail is spot on . with good light in the eye. well done TFS.

Happy New Year to you.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-27 4:40]

Hello Dejan ! Well done on this great shot of the Lizard. Very fine details, good lighting and it's very well composed. Thanks, happy new year !


Hi Dejan,
I like the composition and POV here
Very good detail, color, and exposure as well.
Great lookin' lizard :)
Happy Holidays!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-27 7:25]

Hi Dejan,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

Gran enfoque y profundidad Dejan. La toma es una auténtica belleza por la composición , los colores y la luz. Fondo muy adecuado y excelentes detalles. Una fotografía magnífica a mi gusto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-27 11:35]

Hi Dejan.
You managed to catch amazing lizard at so close distance. Eye-contact is so cute and pictured animal is superb. I like pose of the animal and low POV. Colours are fine as well as the lighting. My compliments and TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-27 17:16]

Bonjour Dejan,

Votre photo de présentation et très amussante. Bravo pour cette belle prise le focus est très bien réalisé et les couleurs et contraste sont excellents.

merci pour le partage et bonne année.


Hi Dejan,
you did a truly wonderful job with this picture , others have said this better than me before. How did it keep still? You must have a magic hand or something. I am very grateful to your precise note on the species.

nice face, TFS Ori

Magnífica captura con un colorido genial.
Buena nitidez y contrastes.
Saludos y felicidades para tí y los tuyos en estas fechas tan entrañables, JL.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-12-28 12:59]


Nice cropping you've done here. Great details and beautiful colours on this lizard. He's looking very intense I think he was aware that you were taking his picture. I really like his expression. Well done!


Hello Dejan,
what a great colorfull shot !!
Perfect focus on the head of lizard and good composition,
cheer and have a wonderfull new year

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-28 14:48]

Hi Dejan, this lizard seems to be coming out of the frame, it is so real and sharp, unbelievable! It looks like a 3D picture. The colours are beautiful and so accurate, it is perfection. Thank you for sharing your love of these unknown animals,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-28 20:23]

Hi Dejo,

WOW! What an amazing shot of this Lizard. I love the way he fills the frame. Details are razor sharp. You really show off his face and skin perfectly. The colors are wonderful.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-31 8:27]

Hi Dejan

What a lovely looking lizard. The colours are stunning, the texture in the skin is lovely and the composition good. Sharp and with a good exposure



Hi Dejan,
Excellent sharp photo, thats one scaly lizard! Great shot!

Hello Dejan,
an outstandingly well detailed, closely approached portrait of that shy lizard - with wonderful bright colours. The throat that is still showing some of the wonderful cerulean blue of spring's mating period. Very good document that requires excellent stalking techniques to get that close. Thank you!
All my best wishes to you for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Great capture of this gGreen Lizard Dejan.
I( had a pet one from Nice when I was at school in London.
You've captured excellent detail and colour here.
Very well done!

Hello Dejan,
I've never thought that a lizard can be pretty this much. I loved the punctured details and colors of his skin.

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  • savran (121)
  • [2008-01-10 23:49]

Hello Dejan,
Excellent a photo of Lacerta viridis. Congratulation. Very good picture, details and color combination. Also this species is very rapid. TFS.

Hello Dejan,
I like these animals, i.e., reptiles. You have a nice picture. TFS.

Hello Dejan.

Very good details.
Excellen image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Dejan,
Excellent capture of this green lizard!
Very good colors, sharpness and contrast.
The green lizard distribution goes southwards to Lebanon and Israel as well.
TFS, Shir

Green beauty. Well composed image with excellent sharpness and vibrant colours. Texture is evident. Good POV too. Well done, Dejan.

Nice shot! This is one of the most beautiful lizards i have ever seen. Good composition and colours.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-31 12:14]

Hi Dejan,
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Nice colours and sharpness! Love it!

Hello Dejan
What an great shot the detail in this is just amazing, the f/4 has narrowed the d.o.f placing the head and body in perfect focus, tapering off down the tail, the colours are beautiful, excellent eye contact, and well composed, really nice mate, Cheers Rick :)

THIS is the picture that I was looking for...I saw it long time ago, before I was a TN member. I really like the colors, composition and of course...the subject: what a beatiful lizard!!. TFS.


Hello Dajan,
You´ve taken a very good image of this nice lizzard, I think the angle and perspective is just great, I can see good details in a likeable form

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