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For our dear Bayram

For our dear Bayram
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram-II, Bayram's Favourites-III, Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 5, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 5, Horia's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-27 10:54
Viewed: 8380
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For our dear friend Bayram ,for three reason:
1-In my opinion is the most active and great member of this site!
2-Can help me find what kind of lizard is this!
3-I like very much his great realization!

With the help of Bayram I found these:
-is a pretty female Acanthodactylus erythrurus (Red-tailed Fringe-toed Lizard)
-is the 1st shot of the species on TN
Thanks again my friend!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-27 11:00]

O specie de sopirla mai interesanta pentru Bayram! Felicitari!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-27 11:05]

Hello Horia.

A great capture and a great dedication to our friend Bayram.
Splendid colors, great POV, very well seen and splendid colors.
Very well done and thank you for sharing it.

Gr. hans

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-27 11:06]

Seara buna dear Horia,
mda .... exceptionala ideea ta sa-i dedici lui Bayram aceasta reptila. Nu-i guster ?
Am vazut si in Croatia , dar mai mici si cu alte culori. Si gazda ne-a zis ca se numeste Gusterita.
Orice ar fi este superba si Bayram merita o asemenea dedicatie .
O seara ... calduroasa,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-27 11:14]

Foarte faina soparla asta...avem si noi ceva asemanator... soparla de nisip..cred ca am postat o poza aici
Numai bine

hello Horia,
the scene is beautiful, the photo output is very fine, lovely dedication!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Horia. Very good diagonal pose with warm tones and perfect colours saturation. Great light and stunning details in the best DOF.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-27 11:27]

Hello Horia,
Excellent photo of this Lizard. Very good in sharpness and beautiful colours. A very nice contrasting BG. Good diagonal composition. Great dedication to Bayram.

nice lizard, greetings Ori

Ahhhh... you've uploaded a beautiful lizard when I finished my smiles(:, however I feel that I have to write my comment to designate the species for readers. So sorry for lack of the points! This is a pretty female Acanthodactylus erythrurus (Red-tailed Fringe-toed Lizard) [Lat. acantho: spine & dactylus: finger or toe, Gr. erytros: red & oura: tail] which has typically red-tails in adult females and juveniles. Also it typically has the lateral edges of the toes, obviously at 4th toes, forming a comb-like (pectinate) structure- that we can see easily from your high quality photo. This is an endemic species of N. Africa (Algeria, Morroco) restricted the coastal areas. A more closely related species, Acanthodactylus schreiberi (Click on the link to see it) lives mainly in my homeland Cyprus and also Lebanon-Israel and East Mediterranean Regions in isolated small populations.
I think this is the 1st shot of the species on TN. Thus I congratulate you MF!
Thanks for sharing this superb and unique image and wonderful dedication to me MF!
Straight into my favourites :)
Have a great night! Kind regards,


Hi Horia

Great capture and great dedication. An interesting animal. You have done it very well. Bravo and TFS.


hello Horia
this is a super sharpness picture
very good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

That sure is a beautiful Acanthodactylus specimen expertly captured in its element Horia, and thanks to that f/18.0 the whole lizard is in sharp focus. A nice dedication too. TFS indeed!

Hello Horia,

A great capture with beautiful colors, sharpness & setting. Well taken & presented. Great gift to Bayram!

TFS & regards.


Bonsoir ami Horia,

Une superbe capture que ce lézard.
Belle dédicace ŕ Bayram qui l'a si gentiment décrit dans sa critique.
La couleur et la texture sont étonnantes.
Félicitations pour ceci d'unique.
Belle soirée.


hello Horia

you choosed the perfect subject to our friend Bayram,
excellent photo of this lizard with fine POV, DOF
and the way it is framed on the image, fine focus
sharpness and details to all the image,
beautiful warm colour tones of the photo, TFS


Hello Horia,
Fantastic shot, with very nice natural colors and great sharpness. It was so difficult to take such shots. After seeing your nice photos from Morroco, I think I miss a lot of thing during my short trip there... Great dedication to our friend Bayram!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-27 13:20]

Hello Horia,
Amazing close-up shot of this beautiful Fringe-toed Lizard on in its environment. Details and composition are wonderful. Great dedication to Prof. Göçmen too.
TFS and G's,

There are so many great members, but Bayram is indeed amongst the bestt all around...not only in imaging, but in teaching as well.

Your photo is portrait! Well composed in the frame and good dark earthy tones to compliment the focal. Adding is the unusual coloured flora which compliments the image overall.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-01-27 14:16]

Slav Horîa,
Very good capture and an excellent dedication to Bayram.Great sharpness,colors and wonderful composition.TFS.

Hello Horia,
a great dedication to our friend Bayram; a splendid capture of this Lizard taken with superb sharpness, fantastic mimetic colours against the ground, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-27 14:36]

Hi Horia,
Very nice capture and lovely dedication to our friend Bayram.Lighting,details and colors are wonderful.
Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-27 15:04]
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Hi Horia

Ha-ha-ha…for some strange reason I was blinded and did not see the lizard on the
thumbnail. I just saw the reddish plant at the bottom and I thought to myself: "Now
what kind of a 'special' plant might this be so that Horia thought it precious enough
in order to dedicate it to our friend Bayram". Needles to say this, but I was pleasantly
surprised when I found this Red-tailed Fringe-toed Lizard (as Bayram identified it. He
most definitively liked it very much and unfortunately all his smileys were eaten, but
at least I have still some to distribute.

As Bayram has suggested, I investigated and also came to the conclusion that this
is a TrekNature 1st so it has gone straight to my theme for "RARE or SIGNIFICANT
contributions to TN
". It is a lovely capture of this beautiful lizard in its natural
environment with good DOF and fine POF.

Well done and TFS.
Best regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-27 16:54]

Hello Horia,
Splendid image of this wonderful lizard. Details and colors are spot on in this nice composition. Thanks for sharing Horia.

Hi Horia

Fine shot of this lizard, a first for TN, well done. Great composition in the desert sands. Good sharpness too.


Hi Horia...Perfect dedication for Bayram..Excellent picture with great details and natural colors..

Hello Horia. Stunning capture of a beautiful lizard.
great colours and nice composition.. Also nice tribute to Prof. Bayram.
Kind regards,

Buna Horia.
Vad ca ai gasit si ceva soparle prin Maroc.
De fapt trebuie sa fie multe pe acolo,ca doar la place sa stea "ca soparlele la soare" cum e vorba.
Multe salutari.Alin.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-01-28 5:56]

Buna Horia

O dedicatie foarte frumoasa pentru Bayram si o "expansiune" misto in galeria ta. Imi place sincer sa vad si alt tip de animale, iar soparlele sunt dintre preferatele mele :)
Aceasta specie e intr-adevar tare draguta si cu acele dungi e atractiva ca si subiect.
Detaliile sunt bune si clare, incadrarea e portrivita iar adancimea aleasa e mai mult decat suficienta pentru a asigura un focus exact pe intreaga lungime a soparlitei.
Una peste alta, foarte fain!

Bravo si un an cat mai fructuos in ale fotografiei :)

Ciao Horia, lovely dedication to our friend Bayram, splendid lizard with fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-28 9:32]

Hello Horia,
Congratulations on this TN first!
A very fine capture of this Red-tailed Fringe-toed Lizard.
Tha POV is great and shows its features with excellent sharpness and colours against a natural sandy soil BG.
This is a fine tribute to our resident herpetolgist and friend Bayram.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-28 10:01]

Very successful photography. I like especially the diagonal composition and the color combination.
Greetings and TFS.

Hello Horia
a great dedication for Bayram, this lizard is very beautiful
i like the dots on his hind legs, wonderful sharpness, colors and lighting
the red plant in the FG is a nicet bonus
Have a good night

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-28 16:04]

Hi Horia,

A wonderful picture of this Lizard and a perfect dedication to Bayram. And to add to that a first on TN. Congratulations. The face, skin and feet of this lizard are beautiful. Love the colors and details. She is well camouflaged in her natural habitat but at the same time is seen clearly. Great capture.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-29 3:38]

Hi Horia,
very nice capture of the lizard. excellent view in great composition.
Very well dedicated to our Prof. Bayram.


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-29 21:28]

Hellow Horia,
Well captured of this lizard showing its fine designs and colouratiion and also how it can camaflauge its into its surrounds.

Hi Horia, Good very sharp and well coloured image of this Red-tailed Fringe-toed Lizard. Reptiles often repulse but this is certainly a beautiful specimen. Leaving the brightly coloured plant in the composition is ideal. TFS. Murray.

Hello Horia !
You have such a fantastic gallery of pictures on TN ! I like this one, because I love lizards and snakes, and this species in particular is vry beautiful. I like the light brown color and markings, must be an excellent camouflage. Details are perfect, as well as the composition, the POV and the pose of the lizard. Very well done !

Buna Horia,

I missed this wonderful pic when You posted. Great minimalistic composition, quite artistic with main and complementer subject (red plant), sharpness is excellent, and You managed to capture the real desert colors. Bravo MF. Perfect job. Also congrats for sharing this species on TN for the first time.

Bayram is a great and helpful guy indeed, he absolutely deserves this nice dedication.

Maybe a bit later, but I've just seen You updated Your intro page. It's a great idea, at least we know a little bit more of You, both as a photographer and a human. It's always great when sons (and wife, too) share the father's hobby. I also have two sons (10 and 4 years old), and the older one's also very interested in photography (mostly trains, bus etc., but he has nature photos, too. He even won a prize on a photo contest of the local public transport company created for adults!). If interested, You can see some of his work as a workshop of this photo. Thanx for viewing.

Have a nice Sunday, friendly regards, László

Hello Horia, great shot of this beauty. Pose, details and coloures are wonderful. Great dedication to Prof. Bayram.
TFS and regards,

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