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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1756 W: 155 N: 4808] (24752)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1980-01-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Nocturnal
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 13:36
Viewed: 1381
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I only saw this lizzard because everytime I go somewhere my eyes are always looking around for another photo opportunity.
On my way home with my sister on another of our "pact" bike rides I noticed a very sudden movement on the wall. I thought it was just my "wanting photo mind" wandering again.
But, just in case, I turned back and saw this lizzard. I grasped for my camera and had forgotten it :O
I asked my sister to lend me hers...
One shot...I was surprised it the lizzard waited so long. If must have figured that I couldn't see it because its texture and colors are so similar to those of the wall.
One shot with flash and the lizzard vanished!

Camouflage is a method of cryptic or concealing coloration that allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment through deception. Examples include a tiger's stripes and the battledress of a modern soldier. The theory of camouflage covers various strategies which are used.
PHOTOFILTRE: Cropped-Revived color of eye-Framed
Thank you for viewing and a very nice evening to all.

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Hola Lurdes.
Un curioso ejemplar de lagarto, parecido al que aquí, en Canarias denominamos Perenquén.
Muy buena nitidez y gran detalle.
Hasta pronto, JL.

Hi Lurdes, splendid example of camouflage, great macro with fantastic details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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