An adult female Acanthosaura lepidogaster from karst rainforest within the spectacular Phong Nha-Ke Bang NP in central Vietnam sighted perched in the dappled light below the canopy.
It cannot be excluded that a cryptic taxon complex is involved regarding A. lepidogaster as currently defined. To get these agamid taxa studied, molecular analyses are crucial with subsequent check of morphological divergence (T. Ziegler pers.comm.).
Image taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR coupled to a vintage M42 mount Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 30/3.5 Lydith lens from the 60's with a 9mm M42 extension tube attached. A third party M42 to EOS adapter incorporated. Image shot wide-open and hand-held, with a touch of fill-flash. Apart from RAW conversion and the most basic of edits, image shot as is.
This is the art of painting with vintage glass.
I love my lydith..