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Morning all. This little chap is a Tokay Gecko - from Angi's macro day. The second largest of the gecko species, the Tokay is a nocturnal arboreal reptile. They are solitary creatures and only come together for mating purposes. The Tokay is extrememly territorial and will attack anything else in it's territory. When they bite, they hang on for a long time, and can be as long as an hour. For a reptile, they have an extremely hard bite - due to the fact they need to be able to crush hard shelled beetles. This little chap was certainly vocal and feisty. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Oct 2012 - 3:25 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Little Warrior
Username:moiral moiral
Uploaded:16 Nov 2012 - 7:51 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Tokay gecko
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:57 AM

OMG Moira..it's smiling at you
maybe next on the bite list huh?
was an exciting day, and you really have a great detailed image here
lovely colours
Lillian

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41017 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:06 AM

"Hey, ma, look at me" Grin Lovely expression and pose, Moira, and a great colour too.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:13 AM

Great timing, excellent expression caught beautifully here.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 - 8:36 AM

Amazing little creature - quite pretty with his orange spots Grin Great photo and accompanying info Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:38 AM

I'd stay well clear of this colourful beastie, Angi has some marvellous creatures, a joy to see them.

Dougie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:39 AM

Certainly an interesting range of colours on its skin, good details too.
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:43 AM

That face just says "attitude" to me so your commentary about it's behaviour comes as no surprise, Moira.
Fine shot against the black b/g.
Ronnie.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:51 AM

But he looks as if he has a good sense of humour Moira! Fine detail and pose.
Ann

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Ayoob
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16 Nov 2012 - 8:53 AM

Lovely details and captured , Moira.......Grin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 8:54 AM

Beautiful image Moira
Jim

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 9:41 AM

Great detail and great pose too
Carole

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 10:53 AM

A wonderful fella, Moira, and very well captured. Carol

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 11:03 AM

brilliant detail moira wonderful colours and comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 11:12 AM

A lovely image of this fellow - I love the marking on these guys but as you say can be very fiesty

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 1:25 PM

WOW,stunning capture moira,pin sharp,well done.ray

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Nov 2012 - 2:02 PM

Great colours nice detail Moira, well done love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 3:07 PM

A cracking detailed shot, Moira, and from reading your write-up, don't thing I want to wave my fingers anywhere that open mouth! Wink
Trev Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 4:26 PM

What a delightful chap and isn't hansome.

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:38 PM

Hi Moria, love this, loads of detail and very sharp. Bob

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 7:45 PM

A cracking shot Moira. Excellent colour and detail, I certainly wouldn't want to be bitten by him.
Ray

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 8:19 PM

Lovely shot Moira with good detail, Peter..

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 8:50 PM

Hi ,Moira ,hope all OK on the family front and congratulations, best wishes to mum and baby.more great shots from your trip to the lady Lillians.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 10:32 PM

A brilliant shot Moira superb details..Lin

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 10:55 PM

Fantastic capture Moira superb eyes and marking on this beauty, good pose and detailed work with that wonderful colour. I have two Jays in my garden if you like a can
shoot one with my sniper rifle and then freeze it and then post it to you and then you can nail it to any perch you like to get the shots GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Gary

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
17 Nov 2012 - 11:11 AM

Great shot great detail and colour.
jj

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 2:39 PM

Fantastic shot Moira SmileSmile
Helen

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milky
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17 Nov 2012 - 10:18 PM

Great capture with colours & detail my wife loves then-------Milky

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Lawrence2011
25 Nov 2012 - 8:25 PM

WOW this is simply stunning! love that eye

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