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Podarcis muralis (for Bayram)


Podarcis muralis (for Bayram)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-18
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D40X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram-II, Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 4:30
Viewed: 5279
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
bayram this is for you. And thaks for ID… If you can ......


Many thanks Mehmet Zulfu for first right id!

I hope you’ll post something very soon……

Thanks to bayram too for you kind words.

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Sauria

Family: Lacertidae

Genus: Podarcis

Species: P. muralis

The common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis) is a species of lizard with a large distribution in Europe and well-established introduced populations in North America, where it is also called the European wall lizard. It can grow to about 20 cm in total length. The common wall lizard is a small, thin lizard whose small scales are highly variable in colour and pattern. Its coloration is generally brownish or greyish, and may occasionally be tinged with green. In some individuals the row of spots along their back may form a line, while others may have a reticulated pattern with dark spots on the side and scattered white spots that can be blue in the shoulder region. The tail is brown, grey or rust in colour, and may also have light bars on the sides. The belly region has 6 rows of larger rectangular scales that are generally reddish, pink, or orangish. Common wall lizards may also have dark markings on the throat. The common wall lizard prefers rocky environments, including urban settings where it can scurry between rock, rubble, debris and buildings. The natural range spans mainland Europe, including central Spain, southern Belgium, and the Netherlands. It occurs as introduced populations in southern Britain, and also in North America. Podarcis muralis has been introduced in the United States of America and is spreading in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio. It is commonly observed living in limestone outcrops, rock walls, and rubble along the Ohio River basin and the surrounding seven hills. It is referred to locally in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area as the "Lazarus lizard", as it was introduced to the area around 1950 by George Rau, a boy who was a member of the family that owned the Lazarus department store chain (now absorbed into Macy's). After he returned from a family vacation to Northern Italy, he released about 10 of the reptiles near his Cincinnati home. This prolific lizard has reproduced exponentially, it continues to expand its distribution range annually, and has established itself so well in Southwest Ohio that it is now considered a native (although introduced) species by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and is protected under State law (it is illegal to harm, capture, or possess this animal without a proper licence.
The European wall lizard was also introduced to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1970 when a dozen individuals were released into the wild from a small private zoo


La lucertola muraiola (Podarcis muralis Laurenti 1768) è un rettile appartenente alla famiglia Lacertidae. È la più comune delle lucertole italiane, è lunga circa 15 cm (compresa la coda) ma può arrivare a 20-25 cm. Trova la tana in buchi nei muri o sotto terra e appena uscita, si riposa al sole per scaldarsi. È una specie ovipara: la femmina depone, solitamente due volte all'anno, da 2 a 10 uova che si schiudono tra luglio e settembre. La dieta comprende essenzialmente insetti e aracnidi. Si tratta di un rettile facilmente osservabile in quanto vive preferibilmente in zone antropizzate. La specie è inattiva da ottobre a marzo, ma in giornate particolarmente calde si muove anche in pieno inverno. Le lucertole hanno la particolarità di poter perdere la coda se questa viene afferrata da un eventuale predatore; tale parte del corpo può in seguito riformarsi, crescendo fino a 2 mm al giorno. In Valle d'Aosta e in buona parte del territorio alpino, vive un altro sauro, abbastanza simile ma molto più raro, la Lucertola vivipara (Lucertola vivipara), che predilige gli ambienti umidi di alta quota, di solito evitati da Podarcis muralis. Può essere distinto da quest'ultima per il corpo dalla forma arrotondata, anziché appiattita, le zampe più corte e le squame del dorso non lisce. La lucertola muraiola a un occhio poco esperto può essere facilmente confusa con Podarcis sicula, e qualche sua varietà o sottospecie. Quest'ultima coabita spesso con la lucertola muraiola, e dove questo accade, la muraiola tende a diventare molto piu rupicola e ad occupare habitat diversi dalla piu praticola e competetitiva Podarcis sicula.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-23 5:20]

Anche se il soggetto non rientra tra i nostri preferiti,bisogna ammettere che la foto e' di grandissimo livello e penso piu' difficile da fare che una bella Colias ibernata,sara' contento il nostro amico Bayram,complimentoni per i magnifici dettagli di questo stretto primo piano! Buon pomeriggio,LUCIANO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-23 5:47]

Hello Roberto.
Lovely dedication to our frind Bayram,
Very nice portrait of this lizard,
Excellent detail, colours and great job on the exposure.
A really well taken shot, thanks for posting
Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-10-23 5:47]

great macro, excellent colors and details!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-10-23 7:21]

Hello Roberto,
Amazing close-up shot of a male common wall lizard, Podacis muralis, which is distributed from Turkey to Italy along South East European Countries. Also great dedication to Professor Göçmen.
TFS and G's,

Mehmet

Hi Roberto,
super macro capture of this wall lizard..
Details, composition and your POV are great.
TFS.
Kind regards,
Özgür

hello Roberto
very good sharpness head of the lyzard
beautiful colours and good composition
greeting lou

Ciao amico Roberto,

What a beauty and great surprise for me:). Indeed i am bussy now our nocurnal education in courses but i gave a short interval to write you and state my thanks for this pleasant dedication to me. i love this. The posture of this handsome wall lizard -Podarcis muralis- and and his glance to you as well as its facial expression are superb. A 1st class quality shot. Once more thanks for all amico Roberto.
All the best!
Take care!

Bayram

Hello Roberto,

A great capture of this lizard with beautiful coloration & details. Lovely POV, pose & composition. Nice puzzled look on that lizard eye!

Very nice dedication to our deserving friend...Bayram!

Well done & TFS.

Regards

Umar

Ciao Roberto, magnifica per nitidezza e dettagli, ero sicuro che all'amico Bayram sarebbe piaciuta, e come prevedibile ti ha detto anche che roba è, quando ho visto la piccolina prima di leggere il tuo nome pensavo proprio che era di Bayram, e credimi ti faccio un gran complimento che lui è il Re di TN per questo tipo di foto, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-23 9:22]

Hello Roberto
Wonderful portrait. I like it.
Regards
Razvan

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-23 9:22]

Roberto
Bayram is proud I think!
Why?
Because is a wonderful gift this lovely lizard1
Congratulation1
Horia

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-23 10:19]

Hi Roberto. I love the look on its face. I think its looking at you. taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. The markings on the skin are so sharp. Your use of the light has given Natural colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

have a good weekend.

My good friend, Is good can see your pictures again!

A reptil!.. very well shoted, with a excellent POV and equipped with a perfect composition.

I like the skin of the reptil, very beatiful detailed in colors and texture.

Good work!

Congratulations


TFS

Jesús

Ciao Roberto,

This I will say the shot of the day, my friend!

Superb macro capture of this lovely lizard and that too for the lucky person of today, our friend Bayram!

I like the great contrast between the colors and textures on the body of the lizard and the blurry BG. The sharpness is great and the POV is superb.

Great composition!

best regards,
Paras

Roberto
Wonderful lizard.
Great details and colors.
Congratulation!
Mariana

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-10-23 16:21]

Slav Roberto,
A very good portrait of this lizard in nice pose with excellent sharpness,details and vivid colors.Very nice dedication for Bayram.
TFS.
Dûrzan

hello Roberto
impressive and very beautiful portrait,wonderful photo output and a very good dedication!
TFS thanks for sharing
Nasos

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-24 4:54]

Hi Roberto,
very superbs shot of this lizard. The sharpness is top class and theeye is so agile and lively. Excellent presentation and rreally fit for our Prof. Bayram.
Wonderful capture you got here.

Regards,
Foozi

ciao Roberto!
magnifico close up dedicato all'amico
cipriota Bayram..ottimi i dettagli della testa con efficace risoluzione della pelle
della muralis

vento in poppa dopo aver espugnato il Bernabeu...ciao sERGIO

Hello Roberto,
Very beautiful shot, with a great capture of the eye of the lizard, excellent sharpness and composition. Nice dedication to our friend Bayram. Cheers,
Catherine

Hello Roberto
this portrait of a Common Wall Street is simply great, very sharp focus on his head, superb POV and very beautiful colors and BG
very well done and have a great sunday
Jacqueline

Bien captadas las texturas de la cabeza de este reptil y buen trabajo con la luz. El angulo y la composición, originales y efectivas.
Saludos Roberto.

Hi Roberto.
How I miss that beautiful picture....I am so busy these days and didnt look much tn...Thanks to share this amazing beauty...Excellent macro...Regards,
Leyla

Hallo Roberto
This is such a striking image. You have really done yourself proud with this gorgeous posting as part of a dedication to our mutual friend Bayram. Great details captured and displayed and presented in a pleasant manner. Congratulations with this great image which is filled with great clarity especially of the eye and the scales on the face. A beautiful photograph. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.
Anna

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