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Another skink


Another skink
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Skinks 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-21 6:45
Viewed: 4509
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are around 100 species of skink belonging to the genus Ctenotus in Australia and most of them have lots of stripes. This can make identification difficult, especially from areas where more than one species occur. This one was shot on Magnetic Island, a large subtropical island just off the coast of Townsville in northern Queensland. I’m pretty sure this one is the Black-backed Yellow-lined Ctenotus (Ctenotus eutaenius), which has a restricted distribution centred on Townsville and Magnetic Island.
It’s a medium-sized skink with a total length of around 200mm, and is fairly numerous on the island.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-21 7:05]

Wonderful shot Chris!
Clear details,sharpness,framing,DOF and composition are perfect.TFS...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-21 11:30]

Wow, Chris. What a clear picture of this skink. The patterns and colors on it are gorgeous. Very sharp details. Great composition. TFS. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-21 14:35]

A very good capture Chris,
Excellent composition,nice sharp detail.
Good work,very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-21 17:57]

Great picture Chris! I like its pose, composition with old trunk and dried leaves. Lizard is very detailed and sharp. Exposition in this hard to capture scene is just right. TFS!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-22 4:49]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour ce superbe Lézard. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Interesting and very well done !

What a great shot of this basking beauty! Little reptiles are hard to photograph, I think. They are so quick to hide! The composition and detail are incredible! -Laurita

Hi Chris

Lizards sacrifice their tails to save their lives. Hence the bright expendable tail is designed to attract the attention of an attacker so that the rest of the creature can escape.

TFS

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