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Common Lizard

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Counter, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Counter


    Sep 18, 2007
    I don't think I've ever got so close to a wild Lizard before. Maybe it was the midday sun and the Lizard was half asleep. I was able to take quite a few shots before it suddenly scampered off.



    D300, 60mm AF-S
  2. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Excellent shots. I'm amazed that he let you get this close.
  3. Counter


    Sep 18, 2007
    Thank you Torben. I can only think it was keeping the sun behind me and creeping up slowly. As soon as my shadow broke when I stood up again, it darted off down a hole and didn't come out again!
    It's a beautiful creature isn't it!
  4. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    fantastic job,great detail
  5. Great shots!

    Those are really hard to get close-ups like that! Well done!
  6. Counter


    Sep 18, 2007
    Thank you Jukka. I went back to the same spot at least five times that day and never saw him again. It often happens like that!
  7. Very sharp! You did extremely well getting that close using a 60mm lens. Can't argue with the results, though. Thanks for posting them.
  8. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Love #2, great image ...what species?
  9. Counter


    Sep 18, 2007
    Thank you Jeff. It is just called the Common Lizard - Lacerta vivipara. We only have two native lizards in the UK.
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