View Full Version : Some new Uroplatus

L.A.C. Herps
05-25-2006, 10:29 PM
Went to chicago Sunday to meet up with Luke Stevens to get one of his best producing pair of U. henkeli. While I was there I stopped by the reptile swap and sold off 4 crested geckos and jetted after I made enough money for my U. fimbriatus pair too.
anyways... I just thought I'd post some pictures of them.
U. henkeli male eye lense.....
Here you can see an imperfection on the lense
the female starting to darken up, when she's fully colored you can't even tell she has light sections on her
and these are her normal sleeping colors
The male showing his active colors ( collar disappears)
And his normal sleeping colors
finally, a shot of the male, I just liked this picture :)
fimbriatus eye
female fimbriatus
I will try to get some photos of them on a natural background or something sometime soon.... this was just more convenient right after getting home Sunday evening.
Thanks for looking....

Levi's Reptiles
05-25-2006, 11:16 PM
very very very cool

05-26-2006, 01:59 AM
That female fim is gorgeous!

05-26-2006, 02:46 AM
Wow, beautiful specimens. What kind of camera and lens did you use for the macro shots?


05-26-2006, 03:36 AM
Very nice!

the moof
05-26-2006, 06:25 AM
man! those first eyeshots are AMAZING! well done! BEautiful animals! congrats!

*the moof*

05-26-2006, 08:04 AM
:shock: great pictures!

05-26-2006, 12:07 PM
I love that Panda Bear looking one. Insane pictures :shock:

05-26-2006, 01:44 PM
Great pictures, from most photos you dont usually realise just how big fimbriatus get, but the pic of you holding that one shows off their size great.... nice animals

05-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Fantastic photos and specimens! Yeah, that last photo was a "spray-my-monitor" moment when I realized just how huge they are.



05-26-2006, 02:37 PM
Wow, how much do fimbriatus usually weigh? That thing is huge. I love Uroplatus. There is a species to suit everyones taste.

Awesome eye shots too! How did you manage to keep the henkeli still while you took that picture? I'd love to know you're secret because my Uroplatus don't like staying still, especially when they feel like their camouflage isn't working. (Like when they are on your hand, or a white background.)

Beautiful animals and great pictures! :D

L.A.C. Herps
05-26-2006, 03:30 PM
What kind of camera and lens did you use for the macro shots
I'm using a fully stock canon S2.... I just know exactly what I'm doing with it :) The clarity isn't really to par with what I'd like, but to the general viewer it's an excellent camera for $400!

but the pic of you holding that one shows off their size great.... nice animals
those are my fiance's hands, but the fimbriatus are still huge!

Wow, how much do fimbriatus usually weigh
the female fimbriatus weighs about 90 grams, the female henkeli is a tank though, and actually out weighs the fimbriatus by about 5 grams.

How did you manage to keep the henkeli still while you took that picture
well, with the way I have my camera set up and the flash, when they move it doesn't show in the image, so I just keep moving them how I want them and snap the picture quick.
the female fimbriatus didn't like it too much and ended up biting the S*** out of Sarah's hand, it was really funny :D :shock:

thanks for all of the comments everyone they are greatly appreciated, and I'll tell the geckos they are beautiful for you all :)

05-26-2006, 10:22 PM
I think you just sold me on some fimbriatus. :mrgreen:

Great pics, by the way.


L.A.C. Herps
05-26-2006, 10:38 PM
Hey Ryan, Luke Stevens had a group of 2 VERY nice looking fimbriatus pairs on the kingsnake classifieds the other day, he also had the first 2 CB fimbriatus I've seen in online classifieds up for a great price too.
Let me tell you, the fimbriatus look WAY better in person then they look in his photos... I was there last weekend and saw them all in person, and they're VERY nice. Let me know if you can't find the ad, I'll send you his email address and you can see if he's still got them.
To top it off they are all very well acclimated and he's probably had them for over a year, so they're doing quite well.

05-27-2006, 11:50 AM
Fantastic animals, the pics of the eye are amazing.

05-27-2006, 02:25 PM
love the pics the best one is that one of the eye with the dent in lol :D

05-29-2006, 02:52 AM
Great shots - especially the eye shots of henkeli :!:

06-17-2006, 03:34 PM
wow, awesome gecko!!!!
grrrr i want!!!!