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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-14
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 400, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/32, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites, Turkish Herpetofauna [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-16 5:27
Viewed: 4179
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
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Eublepharis angramainyu (Western Leopard Gecko, Leopard Gecko) [in Turk. Leopar Keleri]

A defensive posture of this leopard beauty from frontal POV. To include more part of the body into the DOF, I’ve applied more higher f/ value here:) As I mentioned in my previous post, the Leopard gecko was firstly recorded for Turkish herpetofauna in 2001 by me and my colleagues (you can read the related paper clicking on here, a Turkish version of the paper is here) .

TFL and Have a nice Sunday!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Please see my first post of the series to read more about the species. Also you could reach additional knowledge on all Leopard geckos of the World visiting my related web site.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-16 6:58]

Hello MF Bayram.
Wow, this is an incredible shot. Excellent! Great detail and sharp where it counts. Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-16 7:32]

Amazing point of view.
Great depth of field and precise focus.

hello Bayram

WOW ! what a great photo, the frontal POV and the
subject's pose bringing dynamism to the image,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,
i love the more warmer colour tones of the foreground
of the photo, and i love to see details of the blurred background,



hello Bayram
this is Super!!
very good details and beautiful colours
great sharpness
i like this geko very much
greeting lou

This one is realy strange, Bayram, I can't remember that I saw such a Gecko before - and from your POV it looks like a very big one ...
At the moment I switched to your previous post - wow, to 1 meter, that's long!
And the skin of it is also interesting.
To see such a reptile in free nature must be amazing, congrats.
Thanks for this impressive shot - and have a nice day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-05-16 8:22]

Hola Bayram: Una excelente foto con mucho movimiento y gran POV, se mira muy bien la especie en un momento muy especial...saludos.

Hi Bayram,
I love the posture of this gecko!
Great POV!
A very colorful and interesting looking lizard.
And to think of your role in recording it. How fantastic!
TFS. : )

Ohhh. ohhh... muhteşem bu hocam:p sanki monitörden çıkcak.
Onca derinliğe rağmen her taraf neredeyse net. Tam usta işi olmuş. Emeğinize ve elinize sağlık Bayram hocam.

Bayrammmm..bu ne?:) kirildim gulmekten.. nasil poz vermis sana oyle.. baslik da tam uymus.. cok guzel oldu gercekten...tam magazinlik cekim olmus. Eline saglik canim kardesim..
Hepimizden selam ve sevgiler...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-05-16 10:59]

Hi Bayram. It looks like its ready for a fight. You have captured this Leopard Gecko)face on with good detail and natural colours. I like the eye to eye contact with the low POV. well taken TFS.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-05-16 11:12]

Hi Bayram MF.

What a beauty you show us again.
I like the look of the face very much. A very good POV and a fine composition.
Thank you for sharing it MF and have a nice evening.

Gr. Hans

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-16 11:15]
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Hello Bayram,
After a holiday in Senegal and The Gambia I'm pleased to see you are back. I'm also back with a lot of new photos.
This photo is fantastic. Great natural colours, sharpness and DOF. Very nice frontal POV.

Ciao BBB. Impressive face to face with thi cute firend. Best acoloursa results and amazing light. Top quality, as asual MF!


Dayi:) bu ne guzel yaratik yahu:) meydan akuyor sana:) cok guzel dayi. Eline saglik. Hediyemi gormedin galiba sana. Sen sildiginde yuklemistim. Selamlar dayi. Kib!

Merhaba sevgili Bayram,
This post is really fantastic. What an amazing gecko, ready to struggle with you. The colours, sharpness and composition are excellent. Great natural use of the flash. Thanks for sharing MF! Iyi geceler,

Hallo MF Bayram,
another very beautiful portrait of this Gecko, i like very much the frontal POV and close composition, very good sharpness and fine detail, marvellous bright colours.
Have a good week
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-16 22:22]

Hello Bayram,
This too is an excellent image with outstanding qualities. But I must admit the previous posting is my favourite.

Great impecable posture, stricking eyes, and lovely colors, Bayram! The use of the extreame f/32 is questunable again due to a unpleasant effect of so called Diffraction if of coars you planing to print the image larger than 6'X4' inches. In our limitated 800pixels frame here however it works well, obviously. Have a great week, Bayram!
George Veltchev

Ciao Bayram, an other fantastic portrait of this wonderful Gecko, amazing details, splendid sharpness, excellent DOF, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Hocam mükemmel,
her yönüyle harika.
En güzel dileklerimle,

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-05-17 2:51]
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Süper birşey bu Bayram hocam, sanırım daha yavru. Gözler harika, emeğine ellerine sağlık. Selam ve saygılarımla..

Meydan okurcasına! çok karizmatik hayvan hocam.
Gerçekten çok güzel bir kare olmuş.
Emeğinize sağlık.


Merhaba Bayram
this is a great face to face POV of this Leopard Gecko,
impeccable sharpness, wunderful lightingand superb composition
a superb picture !!
Have a good night

Hola Bayram,

en primer lugar felicitarte sinceramente por el gran trabajo que desarrollas en TN. Es indudable tu calidad técnica y desde luego tu amor por la naturaleza, al igual que de otros miembros que estamos aquí.

A esas personas de gran ego, mejor olvidarlas y no darles importancia, para poder seguir tranquilamente nosotros con nuestras pequeñas mariposas, moscas y plantas :-)

Entiendo los comentarios que publicas en tu página de presentación y estoy totalmente de acuerdo con ellos, pero repito, olvida a esas personas y sigue con tu trabajo, ya que a algunas personas nos gusta saber que pasa por tu tierra, además de manera tan bien plasmada.

Yo hablo siempre con sinceridad, no porque me esfuerce en ello, sino porque creo que soy así. El problema de la sinceridad y de ir de frente por la vida, es que muchas veces lo pagas... todo tiene un precio !! pero vale la pena... solo hay que ver tus fotografías.

Un abrazo desde España: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-18 7:21]

Merhaba Bayram Dostum!
A superb capture of this rare species of Gecko, the Leopard Gecko!
The sharpness and DOF are superb fromk this difficult anterior POV that shows its features in a fine way.
The BG helps to present it well too in this pleasing composition.
Well done MF, this is great to view.
All the best,

We took some nice photos in Lesvos but found the herpetelogical fauna too active to photograph. We came to most sites when it was too warm! But we managed a Stellio!

Bir önceki fotoğrafdaki güzelin yerini sinirli bir gecko almış :) çok iyi zamanlama hocam,Elinize sağlık.

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