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Valentine’s Rock Lizard-II

Valentine’s Rock Lizard-II
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards (Reptilia) of the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-20 15:08
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Darevskia valentini (Valentine’s Rock Lizard) [in Turk. Valentin Kaya Kertenkelesi] (Male)

Here is the 2nd post (at focal length of 270 mm) of this handsome lizard which is live in high elavations between 2200 m and 2650m in Bolkar Mt. (Ulukışla, Niğde Province).

TFL & Happy WE!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


You can find additional comparative info on the species, including other Darevskia species distributed in Turkey here


1. Göçmen, B. (Unpub. results). The results of herpetological trips.
2. Budak, A. & Göçmen, B. (2005). Herpetology. Ege Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No. 194, Ege Üniversitesi Basimevi, Bornova-Izmir, 226 pp. [2nd Edition, 2008 (PDF)].

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Bonsoir mon ami Bayram,

Je l'aime beaucoup celui-ci, avec son oeil fripon.
Très charmant costume tigré, avec des taches Lapis-lazuli.
Un lézard d'une grande finesse.
Félicitations pour la capture et la présentation.
Belle nuit et bon dimanche.


Olá Bayram,
A cute lizard and a great photo, neat, clear, very weel composed.

Very clear great focus and details.
Regards Zoran ( out of smiles for today )

Merhaba Bayram . Another beautiful shot of this colorful Rock lizard. Good DOF, colors and sharpness. Selamlar.

Hi Bayram
I agree this Rock Lizard is a handsome lizard. He has nice eyes and the brilliant shade of blue on his lower body is just stunning! He looks fairly relaxed while you take his photo.
TFS Janice

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-02-20 19:55]

Hi Bayram
The lizard is so cute. Looks like he was watching you.
Nice colors. Great sharpness. Very good POV

Hello MF Bayram!

Excellent sharpness and detail here! In nature, everything has a purpose, what do you think the purpose of the blue is on this beautiful lizard?

Great DOF!


Ciao Bayram, an other great capture of this lovely lizard against a fantastic lighting BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

That's a beautiful one, Bayram, I love the royal-blue parts very much.
Sharpness is excellent, we can see every tiny detail on the body.
Thanks, have a nice day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonjour Bayram

Incroyables couleurs!!Le bleu électrique de ses flancs est superbe!!

Merhaba Bayram,

Another excellent photo of this colorful lizard.
Excellent focus, sharpness, light and colors.

Best regards,

Bonjour Bayram
Une vraie beauté ce lézard, like a princess covered with gems but whose fingers and nails are those of a witch ...WOOOOOOOOooooo!!!!!!!! take care!
A perfect capture and pov
Have a nice day my friend

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-02-21 1:53]

merhaba hocam...
Çok güzel bir an ve zamanlama, harika renk ve netlik, tebrikler...

Hello MF Bayram,

Great shot of a beautiful lizard.
The colors, focus and light are great!
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Bayram! Excellent topic. Amazing scene and scenery. Superb background. Good exposure. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Well done!

Hola Bayram,
Buena imagen de este bello lagarto con el lateral de color azul que parece en posicion de ataque , excelente nitidez color y texturas muy reales , gracias por compartir

Buen trabajo
buen fin de semana

Merhaba sevgili arkadaşım,
Mr Valentini is back for the pleasure of our eyes... with his beautiful blue spots, a fine sharpness and great composition.
I see something in his eye, like a male rivality with the photographer... This is my rock, my territory... and my female(s?), he seems to say to you... :) Thanks for this Spring sunlight MF!

Hey Bayram
Again a wonderful shot, very clear and colorful. The only thing that is ashame is the OE on the rock but sometimes you have to choose and in your case you want to have a wonderful lizard.
Nicely done

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-21 4:35]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Valentin kaya kertenkelesi gerçekten Valentin gibi.Renklerine hayran kaldım.Olamaz böyle bir şey....Harika bir sunum.Kutluyorum.Necla.

Hi Bayram.
Very good capture of this lizard.
Great and beautiful colors of it's skin.
Friendly greetings.Alin.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-02-21 8:34]

Hi Bayram,
Another stunningly detailed shot of this colourful reptile, great catch. Best wishes

Hi Bayram, nice one.
I love the curved shape of this lizard on top of the rock; very sharp focus and nice bokeh; a good shot to be proud of.


Merhaba Bayram hoca,
Arka ayak tırnaklarının detaylarına kadar net
bir çekim sunmuşsunuz. Bu Muhteşem canlıyı sunuş
tarzınız harika. Kutluyorum. Selamlar,saygılar..
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-02-22 15:12]

Merhaba file Bayram!
Interesting colours and texture!
Natural..pose,effective blurred bg!
Tfs Selamlar

Olá, Bayram!

Wonderful texture and colors, my friend!
Great focus and nice DOF. Great job! TFS!

Forte abraço,

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