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the moof
04-22-2006, 03:10 PM
Hi,

I really dont know where to post this, so ill just post it here, and if its in the wrong place, mods can move it.

I am very interested in the lamellae structures on the bottom of the toes of the various gecko species. I am also, however, interested in the above structure of the feet of geckos. For this reason, i would like to have people to post pictures of the underside, and the overside of the feet of their different gecko species. All of the sub-families are wanted for this comparisson, so please, if you have, or can take, any pictures as descirbed, i would greatly appreciate it!

regards,
*the moof*

Coleonyx
04-22-2006, 03:28 PM
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/6849/dsc022612od.jpg

Coleonyx variegatus variegatus

the moof
04-22-2006, 04:04 PM
Thanks. :D

Hilde
04-22-2006, 04:20 PM
I don't have any 'underside' pictures but here's a top view of Teratoscincus s. keyserlingii toes.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f368/1derfool/TSKTOES.jpg

Since the recent change from Teratoscincus scincus keyserlingii to Teratoscincus keyserlingii, the label on the picture is a bit off, sorry. ;)

the moof
04-22-2006, 04:28 PM
Wow, awesome! thanks!

docszoo
04-22-2006, 05:50 PM
What is the use of the little "Hair Like" scale things? Is it to stay on top of the sand batter?

the moof
04-23-2006, 03:31 AM
i would suggest that it is a method of creating a larger surface area, yes, but i dont know, have you ever experienced these guys climbing Hilde?

yuri
05-04-2006, 03:12 PM
What are using these photos for? Is this a personal project?

I will be launching a website soon www.geckoweb.org that will have detailed photos of many (eventually all) of the geckos in the US (including mainland and Hawaii). The photos do include dorsal and ventral photos of feet.

Look for the website early June 2006.

the moof
05-04-2006, 03:43 PM
This is simply for future referance, as the personal project has been selected on a different topic already. I am merely fascinated by the structures, and want to learn more.

regards,
*The moof*

yuri
05-04-2006, 06:42 PM
Moof,

The feet and toes are fascinating. I just finished photographing Sphaerodactylus elegans and S. argus feet/toes. Some of the magnifications were 8X lifesize! Of course, their toes are minute.

Yuri

ryanm
05-04-2006, 06:58 PM
The feet and toes are fascinating. I just finished photographing Sphaerodactylus elegans and S. argus feet/toes. Some of the magnifications were 8X lifesize! Of course, their toes are minute.
I'd love to see those, both for the gecko toes and the macro photography.

What kind of kit were you using to get 8:1, a reversed prime on a bunch of extension tubes or something? Or was it actually through a microscope?

ryanm

docszoo
05-04-2006, 07:25 PM
Hey Moof, I got a picture of a leos toes!!!

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h23/docszoo/DSC01412.jpg

Like it?? I am sure your not looking for leo toes, but whatever... :mrgreen:

yuri
05-05-2006, 12:06 AM
Hey Ryan,

They will be up beginning of June at www.geckoweb.org.

I have been using a "Canon 65mm f/2.8 1X-5X" on a Canon 10D body (1.6X crop factor), so the effective magnification of this lens with this body's sensor size goes from 1.6:1 all the way to 8:1 . It is a beautiful lens, but all it does is macro, no infinity focus. It is painstaking focusing at such extreme magnification, especially with a live, often on the move subject. The lens basically has a variable, rigid bellows built into it, but it is so much easier to use than a traditional bellows/lens combo.

Yuri


I'd love to see those, both for the gecko toes and the macro photography.

What kind of kit were you using to get 8:1, a reversed prime on a bunch of extension tubes or something? Or was it actually through a microscope?

ryanm

ryanm
05-05-2006, 12:33 AM
Nice! Be sure to post a reminder when it comes out, I want to check it out.

I can't afford pro-level gear, I already spend too much money on the semi-pro-stuff. If I bought pro camera gear, I couldn't afford to buy geckos! :P

ryanm

the moof
05-05-2006, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the pic Andrew! NIce shot.

docszoo
05-07-2006, 01:14 PM
No problem buddy! :D

yuri
07-25-2006, 12:08 PM
Hi gecko folks,

While it is not complete yet, you can see some gecko toes (and other parts) here http://www.geckoweb.org/gallery/feet. For more in depth coverage of a particular species, have a look at http://www.geckoweb.org/profiles and select the species you are interested in and navigate through all the photos available.

I have some more species that I have to photograph and I am also searching for a few other species I need to complete this phase of the project.

I hope this is helpful.

Yuri

docszoo
07-25-2006, 02:33 PM
WHOA!!! THAT SITE IS AWSOME!!!!! 8)

yuri
07-26-2006, 05:51 PM
Thanks Andrew. Did you find it easy to navigate? Any glitches you encountered?

the moof
08-01-2006, 09:55 PM
awesome stuff! woo, good site! i like. id love to see it develop :D

yuri
10-06-2006, 02:46 PM
Thanks, Mark.

I have some new species coming to photograph and add to the site. I hope to update it with a significant number of added species in a few months.


awesome stuff! woo, good site! i like. id love to see it develop :D

GeckoTom
10-06-2006, 03:37 PM
What are using these photos for? Is this a personal project?

I will be launching a website soon www.geckoweb.org that will have detailed photos of many (eventually all) of the geckos in the US (including mainland and Hawaii). The photos do include dorsal and ventral photos of feet.

Look for the website early June 2006.


Thats a nice page!!!! Just looked at it!!!