Saturday, 26 May 2012

Local Lizard

Ocellated Lizard
Lacerta lepida

Cautiously he came out of his hiding place,
decided I was not a threat so went to lounge on top of the rock.


Ocellated Lizard
Lacerta lepida

This is the male of the species as it is more colourful.

53 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

WOW! look at the color! and the clarity in these shots is wonderful!

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi!

I remember my young days when I used to find them ugly and threatening; and then we would find pleausure in catching them...But then age changes the way we look at things, and now their looks are absolutely beautiful, in spite of keeping that same scary look about them...

Lovely pictures.
Have a nice week end!

Vitor

Abhinav said...

Amazing pictures of the lizard!!!

BRANCAMAR said...

Deliciosamente lindas todas as fotografias que por aqui vou vendo. As cores da natureza no seu melhor e a arte indubitávelmente grande de uma extraordinária fotógrafa.


Parabéns.
Branca

Mike Attwood said...

Cracking shots, Good enough to grace the front cover of any magazine.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Yesterday I was photographing Ocellated Lizard.. Good images with high color and definition.. Cheers..

Edu. Matos said...

Beautiful!! Magnífico registo fotográfico.

Filip and Kristel said...

Special, is this in your garden?

Greetings,
Filip

Eva Gonçalves said...

Lagarto, lagarto, lagarto!! :)))) Ever heard that expression before? It means something like "knock on wood!", :)) Cute and lovely colours! XX

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
That's what I thought when I saw the turquoise colour on the throat and chest area.I love these guys.
Glad you like the photo.:)

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Hi!
Yes, it's true that with age we are more accepting of things.I used to be a little afraid of these
large lizards with their whip of a tail until I started to study and photograph them.

Enjoy your Sunday, many thanks for passing by.

Breathtaking said...

Abhinav

So pleased you like the photos.
Thankyou for your nice comment.

Breathtaking said...

BRANCAMAR

Thank you! I strive to improve my photography, and it's comments like yours that inspire me. So glad you like these shots.Thank you for paying me a visit.

Breathtaking said...

Mike Attwood

Hello Mike

Oh thank you!! So nice of you to say so.:)

Have a good Sunday.

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella

Hi Ana!
They are interesting subjects aren't they! I could watch them for hours.Many thanks for your nice
comment.
Enjoy your Sunday.

Claudia said...

Wonderful set of images!

Breathtaking said...

Edu Matos
Thank you! Such a lovely comment! It's a pleasure to photograph these guys because they are so photogenic.

Breathtaking said...

Filip and Kristel

These lizards have lived in my garden for years, but I don't see them often as it's a large garden
and there are so many places for them to hide.

Thank you for passing by.

Breathtaking said...

Eva
I have never heard that expression
before.It's a very old country saying I've been told.Glad you like the photos.:)X

Breathtaking said...

Claudia

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Thank you for your very nice comment.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos

Thank you so much.

JRandSue said...

These are fantastic shots,love them all.
John.

Breathtaking said...

JRandSue

Hello and welcome to my blog! Many thanks for your nice comment.

Have just been over to visit you and found your posts facinating.
I love all those butterflies and bugs. Well captured!

susan said...

absolutly stunning!!!!!

Breathtaking said...

Susan

Thank you Sue!So pleased you like
my post!

Brown Eyes said...

Breathtaking many people who are afraid of these animals, I do not. Do not tease me any kind of revulsion. Beautiful photos that capture the characteristics of the animal. kisses

Giga said...

Jest piękny, chociaż gdybym go zobaczyła pierwszy raz na wolności, to może bym się wystraszyła. Pozdrawiam.
It is beautiful, although I saw him the first time in the wild, it can'd be scared. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes

They, are very much afraid of people. Glad you see the beauty in
them. Thank you for your nice comment.
bjs.

Breathtaking said...

Giga

Hi giga
Yes they can look a bit scary and menacing because they are the largest european lizard, and they do look a bit mean.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs.

Friend of HK said...

What a colourful lizard! Great images!

Breathtaking said...

Friend of HK

Thank you!

Gaspar de Jesus said...

Lizard of water. One of the nicest I know reptiles. Excellent photos!
G.J.

Breathtaking said...

Gaspar de Jesus

Although I have seen them drinking from the fish pond, I have never seen them emerged in water.I will have to observe them more carefully!
Thank you for your comment Gaspar which is always welcome.

ShySongbird said...

Oh! What an absolute beauty, I am in love with him!! Such beautiful photos showing all the intricate patterning, just lovely! I also think he has a very gentle, soulful look in his eye especially in the first photo.

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
You made me smile,but I have to agree, he is a very handsome lizard.I had a good look at the first photo, and I do believe you're right, strange eh!!

Thank you for lovely comment.

Mark said...

Very nice... truly breathtaking...

Fernanda said...

When I say I love all animals I always forget reptiles :)))
There colours are simple amazing and the shots are great, but ... I don't fancy the poor lizards.
Hugs

Breathtaking said...

Mark

Hi Mark

Oh! Thanks love, glad you like them.:)

Breathtaking said...

Fernanda
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

Olga said...

Very good shots!

Breathtaking said...

Olga
Thank you Olga! You have a pretty Kitten!

Joke said...

Wow, this are beautiful pictures. Greetings, Joke

Breathtaking said...

Joke
Thank you so much.Have just been over to see your blog,and your recent photos of the Great Crested Grebe are fantastic.:)

ioan moldovan said...

I love this green lizard:)
Many greetings!

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
So glad you like it.I think they are beautiful creatures.

Thanks for passing by.

Bears Fan said...

The colors are just warm and wonderfully delicious on this lizard. Captured beautifully!!

Breathtaking said...

Bears Fan
Hi! So nice of both of you to visit, and leave a nice comment. Thank you!

Ian said...

His/her first appearance on the cat-walk brought to mind repeat pattern tiles.Now there's more an impression of a perambulating QR code-(the new square bar-codes now so widespread).Mobile phones can "read" these, so he/she could be communicating...let me know..please.x

Breathtaking said...

Hi Ian
I think he comunicates more with his eyes than with his suit!!

psychelyn said...

The Creator is truly an amazing artist. None of His creation ever looked ugly.

I have a bracelet made of tiny beads which looks like his skin.

Breathtaking said...

psychelyn
So true,His work is amazing! It must be a lovely bracelet.Not the
real thing I hope!!:)

psychelyn said...

oh no it's not, it's just made of plastic beads :)

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