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Nikon D5000, 1/200 f13, Sigma 105 Macro lens. Integral Flash, 02/07/12.

Nikon D5000, 1/200 f13, Sigma 105 Macro lens. Integral Flash, 02/07/12.

Common lizard (zootoca vivipara)  

Female Common lizard warming in the sunshine, this beautiful lizard is as good as it gets as a perfect specimen still with its long tail. I would not have photographed it otherwise as often they lose their tails to escape a predator, growing back to a short ugly stump. Although it was watching me and my dog all the time it seemed to trust me after a while and was even rewarded with some close-up pictures of the lizards head.

Farley Mount Country Park, Winchester, Hampshire, UK.

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Nikon D5000, 1/200 f13, Sigma 105 Macro lens. Integral Flash, 02/07/12.