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Today I am green

Today I am green
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-05
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-29 2:57
Viewed: 2154
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

This is the first time I am uploading the green oriental garden lizard.

The oriental garden lizard is the most widespread species of this genus of Asian agamid, ranging from southeastern Iran to Indo-China, and as far south as Sri Lanka, Sumatra, and the northern states of West Malaysia. It is often found in human-altered habitats, even gardens in urban areas of Asia. Males may measure 140 mm (5.5 in) snout-vent length and 435 mm (17.1 in) total length (Radder et al. 2001). Adults have long slender tails, large heads, massive shoulders, expandable dewlaps, and laterally flattened bodies with a crest extending from the neck almost to the tail. The ground color is typically dull brown, gray, or olive with irregular dark brown spots or bars, but breeding males have pale yellow bodies with a large black patch on each side of the throat. Breeding males also develop bright orange or crimson areas around the head and shoulders, but this brilliant coloration can disappear rapidly. This red coloration accounts for these lizards commonly being called bloodsuckers. Two collectors have captured ca. 100 specimens in the past 10 years in an area of citrus groves, Brazilian pepper, mesic flatwoods, and canals west of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County (Enge et al. 2004). All specimens have been collected while sleeping at night in trees, bushes, vines, or weeds 1-9 m (3-30 ft) above the ground (Enge et al. 2004). This arboreal species is seldom observed during the daytime. In August 2003, a gravid female with 19 eggs and 10 hatchlings were deposited in the Florida Museum of Natural History as voucher specimens (Enge et al. 2004).


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Hi, Jusni
Quite a good capture of this 'eco freindly' chamelion.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-29 5:25]

Salam Jusni,
a nice glance and a lovely full view green lizard.
Lovely green view all over.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-29 7:01]

Go Green, well very beautiful species and fine image. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-29 7:06]

Hello Jusni,
A great capture of the Green Oriental Garden Lizard.
The POV is excellent, taken with fine sharpness and colours and with a great eye contact in this pleasing composition in the foliage.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Jusni

The eye-contact with you of this camouflaged lizard
it is so beautiful, also his saturated green
color tones and the light of the image, fine POV, DOF,



hello Jusni
very nice picture with good light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Jusni,
really interesting green animal. Perfect composition. Nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Interesting lizard Jusni! Beautiful photo too. Good composition, wonderful green colours and good sharpness.

Hi Jusni,
Wonderful POV with superb detail and colour - the lighting is fantastic. Well seen and captured.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-29 13:21]

Hello Jusni.
Great pose captured, exceptional exposure and DOF. Very nice details and colors. I really like the composition also.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Jusni, great capture of lovely lizard with fantastic bright colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-29 15:12]

...and what a magnificent green,very brilliant and perfect for a camouflage like that,magnificents details and excellent point of view! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2012-03-29 18:52]

Hello Jusni, judging from your exif data, this guy was kind enough to give you this great display in the late afternoon, as opposed to those Florida types that only come out at night. Nice shot with very nice contrast seen between your lizard and his surroundings. Very nice use of your flash, good light while not overdoing it.

Thanks, John

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-30 3:07]

Hello Jusni,
Excellent photo of this lizard in a very pleasing pose with eye contact. Good sharpness, beautiful camouflaged colours and composition. Good DOF.

Hallo Jusni,
a very beautiful capture of the Green Oriental Garden Lizard taken from an excellent frontal point of view, very good sharpness, superb visual impact
Best regards

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