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Old Jun 14, 2003, 9:58 AM   #1
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Default My Giant Day Gecko- Oscar :)

These pictures were all taken with the Cooplix 4500 in macro mode... he was a very happy camper to smile for the camera...

Click on a thumbnail to enlarge it, then on the bottom you can click to see the full sized image.

http://green-oscar.fotopic.net/show_...n.php?id=27145
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 11:06 AM   #2
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Fine shots. And the DSCN0457.JPG stands out IMO. (could have been sharper though)
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 11:51 AM   #3
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I liked 457- When he was there, I just snapped about 10 shots... he moved his head slightly to go a tad bit out of focus, but I still loved the shot- no pics of him licking his eyes
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:45 PM   #4
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http://green-oscar.fotopic.net/photo...31114&offset=1

Love that one lol, reminds me of the budweiser commercial I've never seen a gecko before, very green isnt it :shock: Nice colours
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 1:04 PM   #5
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He's green, all right... sometimes he's actually a very dark green... but when he's happy (or warm, or under the lamp... which is almost always)... he's very bright.

I'm going to have to do this again... I'll move the cage next to his so I get more vantage points... that and I'll clean is cage so I don't have water spots on the walls messing up my focus
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 1:35 PM   #6
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I showed your images to my brother before, and he said he once watched a documentary on gecko's, and was fascinated. He said they have special feet which creates a kind of static field on there feet which allows them to 'stick' to any surface, and climb it. Even glass :shock:

Sounds mad ! hehe
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There's no static field- they have microscopic hairs which cling to the smallest impurities- thoeretically, if glass was "perfectly smooth," a gecko could not stick to it. Since there is roughness at the microscopic level, then can hold on... very well
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Great shots! Gecko's are always fascinating and vibrant when they fire up.

Keep 'em coming!

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Old Jun 16, 2003, 2:54 AM   #9
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Hi,

Good shots.

On the hairs, there is a russian invention now which will give people the ability to use tape on their hands and feet and walk up walls and ceilings, it's called....GeckoTape .

Heard it on the news a few days ago.
Only problem is it works only for a few moments, and that they tell me when I climed half the empire state building :shock:.

Greetings,
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 6:18 AM   #10
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LOL Frank
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