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 Post subject: Agama: Rock Agama
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:42 am 
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Rock agama (Agama atra) photographed in Mountain Zebra National Park

Female:
(600x800 - 200 K)……………............……(800x600 - 186 K)
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Male in breeding colours:
(800x600 - 113 K)..............................(800x600 - 173 K)
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Nice photo's Francois!

Are they approachable, or do they skitter away as soon as you get close?

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DuQues wrote:
Nice photo's Francois!

Are they approachable, or do they skitter away as soon as you get close?


I have once photographed one with a 20mm.
They stay put

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The first female was photographed on the Black eagle trial. She ran in front of me in the pathway once I stopped she also came to a halt so I layed down in the pathway and made a few shots. The other female was in the camp and a little more skittish.

The male was wary but I came within 2 meters when I took the second shot. He had a female with him but she ran off as soon as I approached the rock.

I always take a couple of shots at a distance to just get a shot and then take some more shots as I slowly make my way closer. That way you at least have some shots and if you manage to get real close you can always delete the first shots

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francoisd wrote:
I always take a couple of shots at a distance to just get a shot and then take some more shots as I slowly make my way closer.


Same here. You never know when the last shot is taken

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 Post subject: Southern Rock Agama
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this is a easy 1.
what and where.



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Southern Rock Agama - on a rock somewhere in the Cape?

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well done. :clap: you are too clever.
as you said it is a "southern rock agama". (family agamidae)
photo taken at cape point.



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 Post subject: Agama: Rock
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I think this could be a Rock Agama. Can someone please identify for me.
Photographed In August at Suikerbosrand (Heidelberg Gauteng).

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 Post subject: Re: ID Required
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Rock Agama :D

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 Post subject: Re: ID Required
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 Post subject: Re: ID Required
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Yes You are right it is rock Agama. It is part/species of it usually they come in more then 5 types i have one of the pictures of it. most probably it will match.
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 Post subject: Rock Agama
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 Post subject: ID help needed please
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Does anyone have any idea what sort of critter this might be? Seen in Karoo NP in September 2011 — and quite far away :?

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 Post subject: Re: ID help needed please
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Hi Arks

I'd be guessing at it being the Ground Agama (Agama aculeata)


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