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Gecko from around the House

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Gecko from around the House ++ New Pix 2nd page

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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Fantastic shots Mark, especially the 2nd one with the lovely dark soft background.

    Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

    Brian
     
  3. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Looks very nice and if you were in the US you would have saved 15% on car insurance.... :)
     
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    What lens/aperture?
     
  5. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    MarkB1,

    Beautiful shots. Thought I'd share one of my house mates.

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  6. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The eyes are amazing o nthese critters. I've been trying to get one to lick thier eyes while I'm ready to photograph but no go so far. They have no eyelids so must lick their eyes to effect the benefits of a blink.
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Tough to sleep with no eyelids ... nice images.

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  8. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Brian, appreciated.

     
  9. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Since I already get 50% discount here in Oz your 15 doesn't look like much ... (:)

     
  10. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oly 50/f2, exif is always in the file.

     
  11. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks HK. There are quite a few species about, and highly adapted to living in houses. Do you feed it?

     
  12. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Can't right click on iPad, hard to get EXIF.
     
  13. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Here you go TC ...

    1st

    Camera Maker: Panasonic
    Camera Model: DMC-G1
    Image Date: 2011-06-21 14:14:06 (no TZ)
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 100mm)
    Aperture: f/16.0
    Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
    ISO equiv: 125
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Spot
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Manual
    Light Source: Flash
    Flash Fired: Yes (Auto, return light detected)
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined



    2nd

    Camera Maker: Panasonic
    Camera Model: DMC-G1
    Image Date: 2011-06-25 13:42:07 (no TZ)
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 100mm)
    Aperture: f/14.0
    Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
    ISO equiv: 100
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Spot
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Manual
    Light Source: Flash
    Flash Fired: Yes (Auto, return light detected)
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
     
  14. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    MarkB1

    Not really an "it" more of a "them". There are a lot of them.

    The house lights attract the insects at night and these guys (Chinese House Gecko's) scuttle across the windows to get them. I would say we have 15 -30 of them around the house and on the roof. You see the full number when the termites are flying.

    There's two types, the other being the Pale House Gecko.

    Here's a hatchling. 30mm long and only a week or so old.

    Never managed to feed by hand but there is an abundance of live food here so they thrive.

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  15. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Thanks, the DOF looks good, I'll have to remember that when the wife catches all the geckos anoles frogs and toads that are in the back yard!
     
  16. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Australia
    New Pix

    You need an off beat jazz rhythm to your shooting to catch that. (:)

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  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    You nailed those. What lens? That's a pretty patient Gecko.
     
  18. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    HK
    Err...... wow!

    Great, great shots.
     
  19. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks Gary.

     
  20. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thanks guys. Gecko's don't mind being handled after a while, though they remain skittish and unpredictable.