02 March 2010

Green Garden Lizard


This is a common type of lizard found in Sri Lanka. I took this photo in Mulawella, Sinharaja rainforest.

He is posing for the camera! Isn't he?

30 comments:

Amaris in Wonderland said...

What a cutie!!

Great pic. :)

Loshini said...

he's got his beady green eye on you! and he's drumming his 'fingers' impatiently while doing it! :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I have never seen a 'prettier' lizard, K. I love his color!!!!! He is much prettier than our lizards around here... Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

rainfield61 said...

He was thinking of kissing you.

Chavie said...

certainly a poser! :D great capture K!

sue said...

Sri Lanka's next top model ;)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Amaris,
Thanks. I still have to post one for your tag :)

Loshini,
'drumming his fingers' - Oh yes he is sure in a bit of a hurry...
....There were wild flowers in this particular tree and quite a few insects and flies were hovering around those flowers. This guy was having a great time feasting on those bugs. So although he was posing, he was bit impatient as I barged in for the photo shoot during his lunch time :D

Betsy,
Yep, he had a very attractive color almost luminous green!

Rainfield,
Is he? Infact I was kissing distance from him :D

Chavie,
Yep he is. Thanks :)

Sue,
He sure has those photogenic looks for a model :D

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!

Knatolee said...

Beautiful, and I see he has just finished shedding his skin! I love his eye-stripe.

Me-shak said...

I love this picture. I'm obsessed with these little fellas. love it. And my my, what a pose.

wrap.box said...

He is cute!

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George said...

He certainly is a very handsome and very colorful character. This is a great picture.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Knatolee,
Yes, a good observation! He still has bits and pieces of his old skin. I think the luxurious colour and the eye strip is cos it is brand new skin. Thanks a lot for your comments :)

Me-shak,
Yes I know some keep them as pets too. Are you one of them? Tks a lot for your comments!:)

wrap.box,
Glad it was helpful to you! Yep you have done it quite well! I'm no web designer but let me know if you need any help in future :)

George,
Yes he has a very attractive colour and he is quite a chracter too :) Thanks a lot for your comments!

Me-shak said...

I would love to keep one as a pet, I haven't given it serious thought. Now that you have mentioned it and poisoned my mind :P I might consider, and if Ammi asks, I'll tell her you told me to:D

I got a few pictures with one i managed to charm:)

Rajesh said...

Nice shot. It is blending perfectly with the surroundings.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Me-shak,
ha ha ..since you do what I tell you, adopt a dog :)

Rajesh,
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

What a beauty!

Anastasia said...

Oh, he's SO beautiful!

Emma Young said...

Beautiful creature :) don't get many lizards running around here in the uk :|

Kirigalpoththa said...

Bhavesh,
Thanks mate!

Anastasia,
Thanks a lot :D

Emma,
Oh yes, but here, in the tropics we find many of them :)

Thanks all for your comments!

Diane AZ said...

I love his amazing bright green color, his eyes, long fingers and the way he posed for you.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Diane AZ,
Thanks a lot for your comments :D

Tammie Lee said...

Such a gorgeous creature. I bet a close up of it's eye would be amazing!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Tammie,
Yes close up of the eye would hav ebeen really nice.., unfortunately this is the maximum I could go :)
Thanks a lot for your comments.

Mumbai Paused said...

what colours. And look at his/her eyes! Serene like the Buddha.

Johnny Nutcase said...

completely posing for the camera - awesome up close and personal shot! love it!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Mumbai Paused / Johnny Nutcase,
Thanks a lot for your interesting comments!!

Glennis said...

Such a pretty lizard, we have plain green forest lizards but they are seldom seen. He is beautiful.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Glennis,
I think this one also usually has a more darker complexion. But he has just shed his skin and that is why it looks so bright!
Thanks for your comments!!

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Beautiful picture!! Love the green colors! A very handsome fella

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sankara Subramanian,
Thanks mate! :D