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    Is she faking it?

    We found some baby lizards in our French country house. They are tiny, about 3 centimetres at this time and I photographed them with my macro lens.

    Interestingly, when the baby lizard thought we had her cornered (is it a she?), she played dead.
    First she clumsily turned from her belly to her back and kept like that for a couple of minutes. The only obvious sign of life was the eye that opened (second picture) to check what I was doing with that huge Nikon just above her.

    Is she faking it?
    Ah, she just 'died'. The legs are not quite relaxed yet

    Is she faking it?
    This is taking a long time, what is that Nikon 'predator' doing?

    Is she faking it?
    Recovered from death and caught under glass

    Is she faking it?
    Released

    Is she faking it?
    A last look before take-off


    And one of the siblings
    Is she faking it?

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    Lovely photos! and a cute, funny little thing! There are some gorgeous and wonderfully sharp textures, in these photos, between the glass and the stones and the lizard, itself. I particularly like 'caught under glass' and 'released'. Thanks for sharing the story.

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    Hahaha! smart lizard. Nice set of shots, Peter.

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    great set

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    I like the way she's peeking out at you in #2, Peter!

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    Thanks for all the comments. Two more*, one to show the size a bit and the other for the nice texture...

    Is she faking it?
    This was not a big glass!

    Is she faking it?


    * No animals were harmed/injured/killed during this photoshoot

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    Menacing look on that last one (one of the siblings).

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    Excellent. Yes, a smart baby lizard. When you went it must have felt very pleased with itself having got away with it's life and fooled your lens into believing it was dead.

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    Re: Is she faking it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Menacing look on that last one (one of the siblings).
    It was meant to intimidate I guess. Him/her measuring just 3 centimeters in length did not help though

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