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Great Basin Collard Lizard

By billma
Crotaphytus bicinctores. Encountered this lizard while hiking in a dry wash in the Western Utah Desert on Sunday. The Great Basin Collard Lizard enhabits the Great Basin, Mohave and Colorado deserts. A fairly uncommon species that is declining in population and protected from collecting.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: cameraman, gajj, keithh and 8 more

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1 Jun 2004 1:41PM
Composition and detail are superb, click
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Jun 2004 1:47PM
Thumbnail doesn't do it justice, it certainly gives no clue as to how sharp and detailed this is. click
himalk 17 4 Sri Lanka
1 Jun 2004 1:59PM
Nice shot of an interesting creature.
gajj 17 32
1 Jun 2004 2:00PM
Another excellent shot and presentation. My shots of this became victims of the dele button - congrats on capturing this so well.
mrcal 17 1.0k
1 Jun 2004 2:32PM
Cracking shot. I like the detail and sharpness, particularly the way the reflected light brings out the underside of the lizard.
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
1 Jun 2004 3:01PM
The angle is quite dramatic & makes the lizard stand out against the background. This enhances the detail in the skin beautifully.
Fine work as usual Bill :o)

Terry L 17 609 5 England
1 Jun 2004 6:23PM
What a cracking shot Bill, nice texture and detail that stands out well against the background. A very nice shot all round.

PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
2 Jun 2004 2:49AM
What a capture! I love lizards and we have lots of brightly colored ones in our garden...but they're too quick for me:-(
Super shot, click!
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
2 Jun 2004 6:44AM
Great shot Bill - nice to see a wild one.

Not only a good natural shot but a very well lit one as well. It must be really hard to get all that detail in such harsh lighting.


PS - all my lenses are Canon apart from the 180. I've heard many people rate the Sigma as highly as the Canon. I never got my hands on the canon to do comparison. I did however manage to pick up Sigma second-hand for a quarter of the cost of a new Canon - so no regrets. It is heavy but if you're used to the 100-400 then you wont notice it. Construction is excellent, the hood is 10 times better than the 100-400 hood. Auto focus can be a bit of a pain at times, does a fair amount of hunting, but I tend to us manual most of the time. All my butterfly shots were taken with manual.
denian 17
2 Jun 2004 6:52PM
Very nice capture indeed. very good detail in this.

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