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Copyright: Aleksandr Zaitsev (alex-zaitsev) Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2 W: 0 N: 4] (58)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, 77mm HOYA SUPER HMC UV(0)
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Reptiles - Geckos 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 8:43
Viewed: 4550
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have seen this lizard about a beach in Side at night. A shot with flash. Regards, Alex
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Hello Aleksandr , good comp. and POV ,also colors , but sharpness is missed , i think this reptile is a Gecko , TFS and we're waiting more photos from you .

Hi Aleksandr

This is a very interesting gecko, but unfortunately I cannot assist you with the correct ID except for saying that it is probably some kind of a Fat-tailed gecko or a Leaf-tailed gecko. You were lucky to spot this colourful guy at night and to be able to approach so close to be able the take this shot.

The composition seems fine and I think you did a good job with the exposure levels on the flash. When we come close to macro photography the aperture setting tends to become very critical to obtain sufficient DOF. I am of the opinion that you probably should have tried this shot using an aperture setting of at least f/8 to cover the full range of the little reptilian. I have done a quick workshop to try and illustrate (IMHO) what I think you perhaps could have done with the shot since it lacks a bit of sharpness and colour. I hope you like it.

Good effort and TFS.

Hi Aleksandr,
It must be a rejenerated tailed Hemidactylus turcicus -- Turkish Gecko. It ranges from Spain to India and it is common around Antalya. It captured flies and spiders in buildings and it is not dangerous on cantrast some body think.
This is favourite posts of today on TN main page. Congratulations. TFS, well done

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