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Quendenfeldtia trachyblepharus


Quendenfeldtia trachyblepharus
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3030 W: 11 N: 2351] (43776)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-01
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-16 4:28
Viewed: 3999
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This gecko popped out of the rock as I was taking pictures of flowers. Thanks to Baryam I know noew more about it : it is a Thorny-eyelided Gecko, Quendenfeldtia (=Gymnodactylus) trachyblepharus in its natural nest etrance. It is the only almost strictly diurnal gecko, therefore the pupils are round as is in Madagascarian Phelsuma.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2010-04-16 4:57]

Hello Ori,
Nice opportunity well taken!
Iam not an expert but it looks like a Moroccan Rock Lizard, Lacerta perspicillata. I'm sure Bayram can make a more certain ID.
Thanks and have a good weekend,
Ivan

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-16 21:28]

Excellent composition, congratulaton!

Hello Ori
It is me, you did not recognize me !! ... (Laughter).
Sorry, but I do not know lizards, which are nevertheless very interesting, and magnificent.
Your photo reflects well their curious behavior.
Thank you for this portrait
Friendly
Laurent

Shalom Ori,

Congratulations! that you've captured this beautiful Thorny-eyelided Gecko, Quendenfeldtia (=Gymnodactylus) trachyblepharus in its natural nest etrance. It is the only almost strictly diurnal gecko -therefore the pupils are round as is in Madagascarian Phelsuma- of the region which clibs on rocks! I am sure this post is also the 1st shot on TN of the species. A great contribution indeed! Well done!
TFS and have a nice WE!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hola Ori

Bueno pues esta imagen de la lagartija saliendo de su cueva, te ha quedado perfecta, y justo el momento en que este animalito te mira para ver que haces.
Realmente una buena imagen.

Un saludo Antonio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9585)
  • [2010-04-17 10:21]

Well captured in a perfect timing !

What a name! What did that poor little fellow do to deserve such a weird name?
Weel, its seems to live in the ear of a petrified giant.
Perfect timing that guys seems to communicate with you (or the camera)
Claus

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-04-19 0:32]

Lovely gecko shown in splendid contrast and colors.

All the best,

Ishi

nice composition, nice lizard, tfs

This is fantastic, I love it! I wasn't too sure what it was from the thumbnail but as soon as I reviewed the larger version I was quite impressed with the shot. Well done Ori. :)

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