Posted by Karen Politte (Conway, United States) on 29 June 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

......I didn't quite hear that.......can you come closer?

My little Eyelash Crested Gecko (Rhacodactylus ciliatus), Norbert, clings effortlessly to the sheer glass of his terrarium as I flash him briefly to get a closeup shot! What a sweetheart.........

As an aside - just look at those feet and toes. When he walks across the glass, his toes "un-suction" backwards away from the glass as he takes a step, and the tiny pads of stickers on his feet are just so intricate. Isn't evolution a wonderful thing?

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great image Karen, he's a beauty

29 Jun 2012 12:40pm

The Mouse from Carcasonne, France

I like Norbert, amazing things with their sticky feet

29 Jun 2012 4:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of your gecko amongst the lighted foliage! I love the details seen in his toes.

29 Jun 2012 5:01pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful clarity, details and natural colors ~ great macro!

29 Jun 2012 7:07pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Really cute after you get used to him, I find him very reminiscent of your stuffed animals
on your maiden voyage bed, beautiful !~

2 Jul 2012 10:58am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ha ha, what a great angle to capture Norbert from - toes and all. :-)

2 Jul 2012 11:00am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

gute Schärfe auf den kleinen Kerl.

2 Jul 2012 11:46am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is too cute and soooo amazing, you are right, Karen! Beautiful light shot too :-) Don't let that big clunky guy get in your way BTW...what's his name??/ Jeremy? Jeffreys?, Jeremiah? oh it's Jason of course....Cheers Ms P.

3 Jul 2012 7:49pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is so cute! I like the eyelashes :-)

4 Jul 2012 2:36am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful details , and great composition with animal flying through your photo , great effect , Phil

6 Jul 2012 12:38pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! I love the perspective of this stunning image. The details are excellent.

20 Jul 2012 11:44am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Funny. Happy Silly Tuesday

31 Jul 2012 12:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

cool ... and fascinating details, too! but how dare you mention "evolution" in arkansas ?!? ;-)))

28 Aug 2012 6:19pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Haha he s so cute :-)

29 Aug 2012 8:11am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb capture !!

5 Sep 2012 7:49pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

terrific shot, bravo

12 Sep 2012 6:55am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great capture. Nice photo.

12 Sep 2012 7:13am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Wooooow! Awesome shot! Fantastic light and details. Thanks Norbert! ;-) I agree, karen: evolution is something wonderful and that will never stop fascinating us.

12 Sep 2012 10:35am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette photo!bravo!

12 Sep 2012 3:25pm

Leigh from Northallerton, United Kingdom

A wonderful creature and a cracking shot. I love the way they always look so at peace with the world.

12 Sep 2012 8:38pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Unfortunately I should tell you, I am too afraid of insects and I have no idea about these photos.

13 Sep 2012 9:35am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I mean is Beast not insect

13 Sep 2012 9:36am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Fantastic macro. Amazing. :)

15 Sep 2012 5:06am

Sterre from Utrecht, Netherlands

Fantastic macro and wonderful details.
Sweet and yes it's wonderful.

19 Sep 2012 10:18am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Surprising that Gecko, I did not think you could have at home. Excellent capture a beautiful photo.

20 Sep 2012 1:37pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette macro

30 Oct 2012 5:33am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Stunning , I came here from a link on your husbands blog, fantastic shot!!

30 Oct 2012 4:56pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! unbelievable shot

6 Jan 2013 7:47am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Ha! Great pose captured!

30 Jan 2013 4:37pm

JA from grenoble, France

i like your galerie of bodies in mouvement, very original

1 Feb 2013 8:26pm

tataray from france, France

ohhhh... mignon derrière le verre !.. :)

26 Feb 2013 1:54pm

Helys from Paris, France

Great face, textures, colors, lighting, PoV

2 May 2013 10:50am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a cool little critter you have.

28 May 2013 11:57pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, great detail on its feet

2 Oct 2013 5:25pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great capture of the gecko. I like the way he/she is positioned showing all the details.

28 Oct 2013 5:41am

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Fabulous creatures by Josep


Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS
1/60 second
ISO 100
5 mm


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