Fan Throated Lizard

Posted by Prathmesh on Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:42 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 9 posts | 
This is a male fan throated lizard ([font=arial, sans-serif]Sitana ponticeriana), [/font]during it's mating display. The male open and closes the fan to attract females. It gets these beautiful vibrant colors  only during mating season. 
I thought the tight crop helps to focus more in the beautiful display and hence cropped it that way.
I am an aspiring computer engineer and a passionate photographer.
I make all the photos using canon powershot SX50 HS.
Hope you like it. Cheers!
You can see more here:
Instagram: _prathuyd_

Posted by:
Forum Contributor

Posts: 44
Joined: 22 May 2019


by SantaFeJoe on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:37 am
User avatar
Forum Contributor
Posts: 7317
Joined: 28 Jan 2012
Location: American Southwest
Member #:01817
The colors of this guy against that BG are spectacular!

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.  -Pablo Picasso

by Mike in O on Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:16 am
Mike in O
Forum Contributor
Posts: 2668
Joined: 22 Dec 2013
good display work

by Carol Clarke on Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:26 pm
User avatar
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator
Posts: 61727
Joined: 22 Aug 2003
Location: Bucks, UK. In tune with Nature.
Member #:00067
A wonderful capture of this mating display, Prathmesh! The colours on the throat fan are amazing. Well done!

Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator.

"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace"....Jimi Hendrix.


by Ron Day on Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:03 pm
User avatar
Ron Day
Posts: 14326
Joined: 05 Sep 2003
Member #:00819
Wonderful display and colors. Well done!

by E.J. Peiker on Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:54 pm
User avatar
E.J. Peiker
Senior Technical Editor
Posts: 84695
Joined: 16 Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Member #:00002
Oh wow, this is so cool!

by Swissblad on Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 pm
User avatar
Forum Contributor
Posts: 969
Joined: 17 Jun 2016
WOW - what an incredible animal - excellent capture.

by Cindy Marple on Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:14 pm
User avatar
Cindy Marple
Posts: 28234
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Member #:00038
Wow this is fantastic! What an incredible animal, those colors are amazing. Yes the tight crop does benefit this display.

by david fletcher on Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:35 pm
User avatar
david fletcher
Lifetime Member
Posts: 21373
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
brilliant image. congratulations and welcome to NSN. Good choice on the crop
Make your life spectacular!

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
9 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group