Sometimes people will look at one of my mystery photos and not have a clue, but when I give the answer it suddenly makes total sense and they wonder how they didn’t get it the first time. However, if it’s something that you have never seen before and never experienced, it can be just as mysterious after the answer is given.
I’m sure some of you felt like that this morning when I revealed that the mystery photo was a closeup of shed skin from my son’s leopard gecko. You probably thought, “well how would I know that – I’ve never seen a gecko shed before”. So, I thought it might be fascinating (or gross for some) if I show you some more photos of this latest shedding. Zipper sheds about once a month or so, but this time was particularly amazing because when he pulled the skin off of one of his legs, it looked like a white glove laying up against his back.
It was so cool that I carefully took a pair of nail scissors and cut the “glove” away from the rest of the shed skin and took it out of the cage, placing it against the dark background of Bryan’s bed. After attaching my extender tubes to my camera, I started experimenting with some extreme closeup shots, and this is what I came up with. Some are a little blurry, but they are still amazing because they show the incredible details on the skin.
The next one kind of reminds me of bubble wrap LOL!
And finally, the photo that I cropped to get the mystery photo
Amazing pics! I’ve never seen a gecko shed it’s skin before!
I have seen it many times, and each time is just as amazing and fascinating!! If I happen to witness the process, I can’t help but watch from start to finish. Generally, you are not supposed to interfere, but this time he seemed to have his foot stuck at one point, so I held the already shed skin taut so he had something more to pull against and off came his “glove”.
very cool even if I did not guess it — but what is new –but I now have Mr. Bunny and TBM to help me (though they have not agreed to this yet–I will ply them with chocolate long distance)
Well, I must say that the three of you have certainly made the mystery photo far more entertaining than it ever was before :). And remember, practice makes perfect!!
we will be back!
There was never any doubt in my mind :).
Oh my gosh!! That’s incredible! Who would have thought that little ‘Zipper’ would be such a celebrity. ‘Magic Mike’ only wishes he could be that amazing!!!
LOL!! You got that right Teresa :). Do you think the kids will like this one??
That’s very cool!
Thanks Edith! I have watched him shed many times, but capturing the close-up shots of the skin made it even more fascinating to me :).
Mmmm…I’ve seen lizards and snakes shed, and although fascinating, I have to admit that I fine it a bit eeeeeewwwwww… 🙂
I was ewwwww about the whole idea of having a gecko in the house when Bryan first got it, but he’s my little buddy now. He even pops his head out of his little house when he hears my voice, and the kids think I’m crazy because I talk to him LOL! I’ll tell you though – it’s definitely one of the easiest pets to take care of, and I like that.
That’s awasome, thanks.
You’re so welcome!! I’m glad you enjoyed it :). I thought my fellow bloggers might find it fascinating like I do.
Now follow up on that as a model for next year’s Halloween costume.
Ya, too bad he eats the shed skin or I could have started saving the pieces!! LOL 🙂
Ooooooohhh…LOVE THE CRAZY GLOVES!!!!!!!!!
Great eh? I’m always amazed that they don’t tear as he’s yanking them off :).
This was really a fun one, Cindy, and a wonderful choice for your stumper!
Thanks Gary :). I had a lot of fun putting it together and seeing all the comments!
okay, the gloves are a little creepy, but also fascinating. I think I really need to put my thinking cap on for this Friday–we will get one, besides the easy button and legos.
I know you will – I have confidence in both of you :). Now I just need to think of an idea for this week!
May I suggest Legos.
Now TBM, you know I never repeat mystery photos :). Nice try though LOL.
I’ve never seen anything like this!
I was amazed the first time I saw it, and even though I’ve watched the process many times now, it is still just as fascinating :).
That was so cool!
Glad I was able to add some “cool” to your day :). I just hope he doesn’t get sick of me snapping pictures of him!
oh, he will live… LOL
oh, he will live… LOL
Wow! That’s amazing! Thanks for sharing that! Is that all the tubes stacked?
I’m so glad you like them :). My husband thought I was crazy taking shots of the same thing over and over for about a half an hour. I honestly can’t remember for sure which tubes I used for these shots, but I think it was all of them stacked. Sorry I can’t be more specific, but I’m feeling particularly brain dead today – it was a long day LOL!!