Wall Gekko

Common Wall Gecko / Salamanquesa
(Tarentola mauritanica)

Macro portrait of an individual in a wall, showing its characteristic big eyes. with no eyelids and vertical pupil. The colour contrast with the colour of the wall is just great.

The incredible texture and detail in its eye once again demonstrates the true power of a macro lens - macro photography reveals to us worlds that we did not even imagine were there. The lens was scarcely at 2cm from its eye.

Retrato macro de Salamanquesa en una pared, mostrando sus característicos ojos enormes, sin párpados, y la pupila vertical. El contraste con el color de la pared es perfecto.

El reptil es muy pequeño (unos 5-6cm de largo), pero la increible textura y el detalle del ojo demuestran el poder de una buena focal macro - nos abre mundos que no siquiera sospechamos que están ahí. La lente estaba a apenas 2cm de su ojo.

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Nikon D7000, Nikkor 105mm F2.8 macro, handheld
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Date: 17/11/2012

Location: Cabañeros National Park, Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Wall Gekko

Common Wall Gecko / Salamanquesa
(Tarentola mauritanica)

Macro portrait of an individual in a wall, showing its characteristic big eyes. with no eyelids and vertical pupil. The colour contrast with the colour of the wall is just great.

The incredible texture and detail in its eye once again demonstrates the true power of a macro lens - macro photography reveals to us worlds that we did not even imagine were there. The lens was scarcely at 2cm from its eye.

Retrato macro de Salamanquesa en una pared, mostrando sus característicos ojos enormes, sin párpados, y la pupila vertical. El contraste con el color de la pared es perfecto.

El reptil es muy pequeño (unos 5-6cm de largo), pero la increible textura y el detalle del ojo demuestran el poder de una buena focal macro - nos abre mundos que no siquiera sospechamos que están ahí. La lente estaba a apenas 2cm de su ojo.

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Nikon D7000, Nikkor 105mm F2.8 macro, handheld
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Date: 17/11/2012

Location: Cabañeros National Park, Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias