Friday, February 12, 2016

Okinawa Common House Gecko Images

An Insect Eater

 

 

The National Institute for Environmental Studies calls them an Invasive Species.

Their scientific name is Hemidactylus frenatus.

They are called, yamori (やもり) in Japan.


Common House Gecko, black background

It took a few hours of coaxing, to get this guy to pose for me.

Nobody needs to see the mess in my office so, we'll just see the best photos, for now. 

Hemidactylus frenatus, gecko, white background

 Over a hundred shots of this character were taken, from several different angles.

Three tripods, a Swiss Army Knife and a few PET bottles, did the trick.

Oh yeah, Scotch Tape, external flash, a bar stool, step ladder and bruised knees, too.

No wild animals were harmed, in any way, making this production.


Starbucks Coffee, cup, gecko, window sill, latte


Just in case, you think I'm a sissy for drinking Caffe' Latte, I tell you, I'm not.

Some sweet girl bought it for me and, stuck it in my fridge.  I wouldn't waste it.

So, I drank the stuff and saved the cup, to catch lizards or, something.

Anyway, when the photo session ended,  I let the critter go, on the bathroom window sill.

If the dude is still here tomorrow morning maybe, we'll do some more shooting together.

While I go out for a few beers, I hope he catches a belly full of bugs.

The Smithsonian, could use some photos of these critters so, I might send them some.

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