Saturday, February 12, 2011

Upside down sleepyhead


As I closed my friends' shutters against the invading rain, I discovered two of these animals.
One scampered away immediately, but this one just continued sleeping.
Its "eyelids" stayed closed.
Enlarge the photo and see the vertical line where the eyelids meet.
You can even see the ear opening and the bumpy skin!
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When I released the second of the antique little "Menschelach" and moved the other shutter, which gave a rusty screech, only then did the lizard come to life and run away.
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For Camera-Critters, this is.
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15 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVE this photograph...it's so amazing!!

John S. Mead said...

Beautiful Gecko shot ... I love how it has chosen a muted color to try and camouflage itself against. Glad you had your camera handy to get this shot!

Misty Dawn said...

This is seriously awesome!!!

Rob and Mandy said...

Love them! He looks almost made of stone.

gigihawaii said...

what an odd, even scary, color! Our geckos are brown. The ones Hattie saw yesterday were green.

Francisca said...

Ha, Dina, what a great clear shot, the stone coloured gecko against the rusty pink shutter. Those webbed feet are so adorable. I've tried to take shots of the many geckos we have here - I like them, they eat mosquitoes and make lovely clicking noises - but for some odd reason, they are NOT cute to look at up close. Yours is.

Dina said...

Friends, shalom and thank you all for your reactions. I should explain that a few seconds before this photo was taken, the shutter with the gecko was up against the old stone wall of the house. Thus the gecko's color at that moment, I guess.

chubskulit said...

Simply gorgeous, nicely captured!


Camera Critters, have a great weekend.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

guess he felt like he was there first!!! So fun to see critters from other continents.

twobarkingdogs said...

what a great photo! thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Wow, that is such a cool photo -- he's quite fascinating!

Visiting from Camera Critters :-)

Kay said...

Great photo, Dina. Your gecko looks so different from ours. The padded fingers are so interesting.

spacedlaw said...

How cute! I love those ever helpful critters.

VP said...

Once in a while I spot one of these on my terrace...

JM said...

Fantastic and different from ours.