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By Paul_cats
While waiting for the ferry in the port of Bari in Italy I decided to have a look around the flower pots to see what insect life I could find and came across this little fella. Had te 70 - 300mm lens on the camera so could only get the head in focus. No time to change lens cos was very shy (the lizard that is). Kept hiding in the foliage. No idea what it is so if anyone can ID would be grateful.
Apologies for lack of clicks on other photos at the moment. Am using mobile internet that is costing fortune. Normal service will resume as soon as have landline connected back on in Crete.
Hope you like the shot and thanks for looking.
And thanks to Lillian for the mod on yesterdays upload plus all the other clicks.
Comments/criticism/mods all welcome.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Lizard Close up Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: jeb2012, ColouredImages, andylea and 25 more

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ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 5:57PM
Nice bit of detail and colour in here, pin-sharp too
Excellent close up! Great details and presentation.
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 6:09PM
lovely eye contact no idea on id

I took a photo of a very similar lizard to this on a Greek Island (Zakinthos) and it was identified as a wall Lizard on a forum.

Nice shot
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2010 8:04PM
Hi, I'm pretty sure that this is the Italian Wall Lizard - Podarcis sicula and is a male.
My reference source is :- page 27 A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe by E.N.Arnold & J.A. Burton (Published by Collins in1978 - a cracking little book!.
Nice image.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
23 Nov 2010 8:10PM
Excellent detail in his head Paul. Great well timed shot............Sandy
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
23 Nov 2010 8:19PM
Thanks for the ID's Tony and Mick and for all the other clicks so far. Appreciated as always. Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Nov 2010 9:05PM
Love the colour and wonderful detail.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2010 5:31AM
Very well spotted and captured, Paul, he's a beauty. Love the presentation too. Carol
(will pm you later)
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 2:25PM
Well spotted Paul, and the shot is super sharp! love the colours
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 9:36AM
29 Nov 2010 8:53PM
Stunning capture, lovely detail and fab colours, very well done Paul.
4 Dec 2010 5:54PM
A very well detailed image with super colour, excellent close up photography, in my area, one of the very few, we have the European wall lizard which the same or very similar.
JimV Plus
11 6 3 Canada
10 Dec 2010 5:14AM
Having read your description of the problem trying to get a shot of this, what you got was simply stunnig Paul, but that's just what we've come to expect from you!
Rgds., JIm
PS. Are you back in Crete for good? Have seen you referring to it a few times now.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
12 Dec 2010 10:55PM
Brilliant detail and colours in this close up Paul. You've made a wise choice to return to Crete, I wouldn't want to be in Aberdeen in this weather!

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