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This lizard thingy lives in the arid areas of South Africa. I tried to Google its English name but without success Smile
Thanx for all your kind comments and votes yesterday Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Apr 2013 - 11:20 AM
Focal Length:73mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Skurwejantjie
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:16 May 2013 - 4:42 AM
Tags:Cape agulhas, Lizzard, Skurwejantjie, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 4:44 AM

Would blend right in among the rocks. Well seen and captured Herman.....Sandy

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 4:45 AM

He sure is an interesting critter, Herman. So how do you pronounce his name?

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 4:46 AM

Another beautiful work well captured.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 4:58 AM

Nice lizardy thing Herman Grin
well spotted.
Kathryn

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cptdaniel
cptdaniel  3 United States
16 May 2013 - 5:22 AM

I think lizard thingy is it's English name.SmileVery nice shot, love the texture in the wood he's on and his colors.Joe.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 5:49 AM

Morning herman, we are shrouded in thick fog this morning....a nice find Herman, he sure does blend in well...Peter wants to know how to pronounce his name so I will try .....Sker ve young key......hope that helps Peter...GrinGrin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 5:54 AM

Wow - what a great shot Herman - you can hardly see him he blends in so well with his habitat. Love the name Lizard Thingy!

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Diggeo
Diggeo Plus Member 2Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 6:12 AM

Nice find Herman and nice POV. Have a nice day!

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 6:20 AM


Quote: Morning herman, we are shrouded in thick fog this morning....a nice find Herman, he sure does blend in well...Peter wants to know how to pronounce his name so I will try .....Sker ve young key......hope that helps Peter...GrinGrin

Sker ve certainly describes his skin condition............... Although Lizard thingy is a very good English translation, particularly since the only time we are likely to come across one of these is Courtesy of our South African friends, in a zoo or on our travels. I like his environment.

Tish

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Rasoul
Rasoul  1 Iran, Islamic Republic of
16 May 2013 - 6:32 AM

Nice fogGrin
well done herman

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
16 May 2013 - 6:40 AM

This lizardy thing i has been well captured Herman :Smile

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
16 May 2013 - 6:42 AM

Super colour and details Herman
Glyn

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
16 May 2013 - 6:54 AM

Nice detail in this capture and good point of view.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114298 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 6:59 AM

Looks like one of the Cordylid family (of course, that's Latin not English!!!GrinGrin) and not dissimilar to the Marine Iguana of the Galapagos GrinGrinGrin

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luckybry
luckybry Plus Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
16 May 2013 - 7:04 AM

this is a grt image Herman doing it in mono is a masterstroke

bryan

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Caziwinkles
16 May 2013 - 7:12 AM

What a find - and him waiting to be photographed too.
He definitely is well camouflaged - I would be frightened of stepping on these! Smile

Carol

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3645 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 7:17 AM

Very well spotted a super image Herman,

Ali Grin

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
16 May 2013 - 7:23 AM

God camouflage, very hard to spot. Well done Herman.

Harriet

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 7:31 AM

Super capture Herman how big is it? I like it very much!

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 7:34 AM

A well spotted shot Herman.SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1165 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 7:48 AM

Intriguing. A living abstract...
Moira

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kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
16 May 2013 - 8:02 AM

Scary looking animal! But not very big,compared to that nut. A very good catch Herman!GrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka. ( and for fun.....)

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
16 May 2013 - 8:12 AM

Wonderful lizard thingy Herman Smile and a rusty nut and bolt too

John

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 8:13 AM

Most unusual Herman.

Albert

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 8:16 AM

A great find Herman, well spotted and capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile



Cliff

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
16 May 2013 - 8:30 AM

Great capture HermanSmileSmileSmileAn unusual lizzard to meGrinGrin
Effrossini

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 8:33 AM

A great shot of this lizard thingy, Herman. The relatively low contrast brings out the subtle colouring.

Ray

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mashwood10
mashwood10 Plus Member 3mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
16 May 2013 - 8:34 AM

My phobia is reptiles but htis is not too bad for me !!!! Good shot Herman.GrinGrin

Pam

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gary_d
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16 May 2013 - 8:56 AM

I bet he is hard to see in his natural environment. - gary

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51241 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 9:15 AM

Skurwe is 'rough'. Jantjie is probably gecko or lizard. Best I can do for you, Herman. Well captured critter.

Dave

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achieverswales
16 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

Great capture Herman, this site is excellent for showing animals that are new to us.

Regards

Trev.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 11:27 AM

Nice shot, I quite like this creature!Grin

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

Lovely lizard thingy, Herman!Smile

Richard

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Growmore
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16 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Excellent close up Herman of this unusual little critter, well spotted.
Gary

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 12:46 PM

Great colours on it

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
16 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

Wonderful - he looks like a jewel

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 1:04 PM

Good isolation in this image!

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 3:11 PM

Wonderful composition, Herman !
George

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 3:30 PM

How lucky to see that chappie
lovely detail, and a colourful Mod
Lillian

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
16 May 2013 - 5:00 PM

Super little fella herman.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
16 May 2013 - 5:55 PM

Great capture of a marvellous looking lizard and its habitat, Herman.

P.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 7:09 PM

Just fantastic ,Herman ,like the light and detail here,very well done,
Saeid

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16 May 2013 - 9:13 PM

What an unusual looking creature Herman, he looks like a cross between a lizard and a toad. He blends in so well with his surroundings you did well to spot him!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 9:18 PM

Lizard thingy works for me Hermanus and a very handsome lizard thingy it is too.

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Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2013 - 2:34 AM

Looks like a frog with a tail and interesting markings for your thingy…..GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2013 - 7:31 AM

Pronunciation is as you see it only with a warm southern drawl.
Skurf is mangy, scruffy and Jan is simply John. Scruffy little John.
And it is a fantastic capture!!!

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2013 - 9:39 AM

top capture so much detail Herman
CornishChris

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gallero
gallero Plus Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
17 May 2013 - 8:00 PM

Una maravillosa fotografía de un animal muy extraño..

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digital_boi
19 May 2013 - 3:38 PM

hmmm not the prettiest thing I have seen love the patterns good texture here Herman do they bite?

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 1:39 PM

Nice image Herman. I suppose you could easily sat on it as it is so well camouflaged.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2013 - 6:51 AM

What an amazing creature... I'd love to have an encounter with that one! IB

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