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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-S50
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-28 5:16
Viewed: 6086
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Gekkonidae (Geckoes)
Order Squamata
Suborder Gekkota


In general, geckos may be divided into 2 primary groups: species with immovable, or fixed, eyelids (Gekkoninae, Teratoscincinae, and Diplodactylinae), and species which possess a movable eyelid (Aleuroscalabotinae & Eublepharinae). Geckos which possess fixed eyelids can be further divided on the basis of the presence (arboreal), or lack of presence (generally terrestrial), of sub-digital lamellae. Normally, the tail length of most gecko species is nearly equal to the snout-vent length and is expressed in a great variety of textures, shapes, and sizes. Additionally, the presence of either round pupils (diurnal) or vertically oriented pupils (nocturnal) helps to distinguish several genera. A number of arboreal species exhibit a stunning degree of beautiful green, red, and blue coloration (notably, species of Phelsuma and Naultinus). Finally, scalation characteristics range from the tile-like network (smooth, cycloid, imbricate) to be found on Teratoscincus, Geckolepis, and Teratolepis, to among some of the most minute, velvety-textured, granular scales exhibited in several Oedura species.


Among the genera which attain the smallest of size, the Sphaerodactylus species must surely be the most recognized, with several growing to only 30 mm in total length. The largest recorded species are Rhacodactylus leachianus, Gekko gecko, Gekko smithi, Uroplatus fimbriatus and Saltuarius cornutus, with total lengths in excess of 350 mm. Presently, Rhacodactylus leachianus is regarded as having the greatest snout-vent length of 240mm, with a tail length of less than the 50% of the snout-vent length. The largest known (recent) fossil species are Phelsuma gigas (total length more than 500mm) and Hoplodactylus delcourti (total length of the only known specimen measures 622mm). Both species are presumed extinct, yet the possibility for the continued existence of the latter has been recorded.

Source: http://www.emblheidelberg.de/~uetz/families/Gekkonidae.html

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Hi Ram !
This is a beautiful little gecko, I love its color, it's almost the samùe color as the BG, excellent camouflage ! Details, composition and POV are excellent too. It is really a cute little animal, I love it ! Very well done !

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-28 5:54]

Hi Ram,
A very good portrait of this gecko, not present in my area. Composition, color and background are fine. Perhaps a little soft in focus but a nice shot.
Best regards,
José M.

Hi Ram,
You know what! i haven't seen any gecko in my life. But it seems that you're so familiar with them :-) What a cutie it is! Very interesting colour variation on it. i like the low pov and framing. Great shot!
Congrats our Regaib Kandil (the first friday night month of Rajab)

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-07-28 8:34]

bonjour Ram
belle photo
et belle couleurs bonne nétteté...
bravo !

Hi Ram,
Interesting pov. So close that you can get to this house gecko. Clearly seen picture with great details. Well done & TFS.

very nice, it must be Ptyodactylus species. Ori

Hi Ram,
Cool shot of this Gecko...You don't sell car insurance do you? :)
I like the POV and framing alot..
Well done and TFS!

Bonjour Ram
C'est Une très belle photo que ce Joli petit gerko, Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-31 12:06]

hi Ram
sometimes i see like this in my house but i dont know its species. if i catch it i try to captured ;)
POV, colours, details and note are great.
thanks for sharing

Hello Ram,
This fine little guy looks like having his picture taken is not a favourite..!
Well composed with nice lines, fine details in the subject...
Nice work with this elusive creature!
Pablo -

Hello Ram,
Very nice shot! The POV and framing works really well with the pose of the gecko. Colours are nice too and you've got some good details.

Wow! This is one fancy dude!!!!! I love geckos! They are almost completly gone now, everywhere I go in Asia. All the unknowing people are spraying bug spray like it was medicine, when it is poison!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-23 6:48]

I love those eyes!! Quite an amazing creature, with this unusual looking pose! Well done.

Hello Ram!
Very simple but interesting and funny composition! On the other hand it is a pitty that the BG is not better.
Best greetings,

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