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Thai Sun Skink

Thai Sun 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: 2006-04-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore, Reptiles - Skinks 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-24 8:41
Viewed: 6493
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Many-lined or Common Sun Skink (Mabuya multifasciata) can be identified by the five or seven dark lines on its ventral surface parallel to its body line. It is a large thick-set skink with a total length of around 35cm.
It inhabits primary and secondary forests, and is often found on the forest floor where the sun breaks through the canopy. However it can also be found close to villages and along river banks.
The colour of the flanks can vary from an olive-brown to a reddish-orange. Throat colour can vary from white to yellow; the tip of the snout is often flushed with reddish orange. It feeds mainly on insects and gives birth to live young.
The species ranges from India to southern China, Burma, Thailand and Indochina, down to West Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
I found this one in the jungle at Bang Pe waterfall in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park and also saw it south of Patong.
Thanks for looking.
Source of info: http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/lizards.htm

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Hi Chris,
This is sharp and clear, with very good color, detail, and exposure. Great POV and pose with eye contact as well..Well framed, with the absence of the tail not a problem at all in the book of Howard :)
Very nicely done and Thank You!

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-05-24 10:22]

Hi chris
Excellent shot,so clear with details and nice colors
I thing looking the eye that this one knows everything about you

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-24 11:23]


Very nice .. sharp, well composed, may I copy and send to my daughter?, she just finished At Univercity with a degree in Zoology and Herpetology, she keeps any local species she finds. She would have it just as a study, just for information. Your photo shows the Skink well..


Hi Chris, nice lizard here.
Good pose, compo , colors and details.

Hi Chris,
A very good profile shot of this fellow , his metallic colors are very well shown in this picture, the exposure is also great.
goutham R

Hi Chris,
a lovely skink, the metallic colours are lovely.
Well composed, good POV and compostion.
Very well done, my friend.

Hello Chris,
this is a great capture. Great composition and nice sharp details. Great colours and excellent POV too. Very well done. Thank you for posting.

Cool shot of this sun skink, the POV is really nice. The Exposure shows very nice details and colors. I always have difficulty making decisions on cropping a lizards tail or trying to get the whole thing, I just recently came across the same issue with an alligator lizard, either way I still think this is a great shot Chris.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-29 8:30]

Hi Chris,
excellent capture, love the metallic colors. POV, sharpness and light are great. Wonderful somposition.

Hello Chris,
Superb shot! The thu,bnail doesn't tdoit justice. I like a lot the pose of the skink. It lookes straight at the camera. The POV and framing work well too.

Hello Chris,
What an amazing creature! Focusing, pov, dof are just great! I like the natural bg and different eye-contact also! Thank you,

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