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Observation #2, Research paper to follow

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  1. 1. TENDENCY TO COME IN <ul><li>Phelsuma laticauda . Gold Dust Day Gecko … Observation #2 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Gold Dust Day Gecko looks into the house window for days. I began to observe him from June 15 – Sept. 15.
  3. 3. Attempt to Come Into the Home <ul><li>In a two month span, this Gold Dust Day Gecko would always peer through the house window. </li></ul><ul><li>I would teach piano lessons to children and he would always plop onto this Ginger Plant leaf & listen. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Attempt to Come In <ul><li>He would always come closer seemingly curious to perhaps the musical sounds of the piano. </li></ul><ul><li>The distance between the piano (on which the computer keyboard is placed upon) and from where he peers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Closer Shot <ul><li>Gold Dust Day Geckos have a curious nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Dust Day Geckos will freeze when approached. Or if they feel threatened they can jump away for up to 1 ft. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The same Gold Dust Day Gecko close up through the window with a Minolta Telephoto Lens.
  7. 7. IN THE HOME <ul><li>Phelsuma laticauda . Gold Dust Day Gecko … Observation #3 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gold Dust Day Gecko somehow made it in the home. <ul><li>The kitchen table is directly below the clock. The Gold Dust Day Gecko would always eye the bananas and the papayas on the table. On week 7, the Gold Dust Day Gecko finally made his way to the bananas. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Approaching the Bananas. <ul><li>When I moved to take a picture of him, he would stop to look at me. On this particular day, around week 7 he allowed me to take a closer picture of him. </li></ul><ul><li>And since he didn’t move away, or jump away from me I continued to take shots of him. I didn’t have any piano students that day and he continued to boldly go before the kitchen table. </li></ul>
  10. 10. I Edged Closer to Gold Dust Day Gecko. <ul><li>He allowed me to edge closer to him taking pictures along the way. And this is the closest I got until he scurried away towards the ceiling. He was not able to reach the bananas at that point. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Getting Ready to Scurry Away. <ul><li>He turned towards me, looked directly at me and scurried away as I approached closer for the shot. </li></ul>
  12. 12. FOOD ON TABLE <ul><li>Part of the Family </li></ul><ul><li>Phelsuma laticauda . Gold Dust Day Gecko … Observation #4 </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Setting: Breakfast table in the kitchen <ul><li>Bananas, papayas, and other fruit are always laid out on the kitchen table. The Gold Dust Day Gecko would always search for food by edging closer. </li></ul>
  14. 14. My mom cut the bananas for him. <ul><li>One day I came home and found the Gold Dust Day Gecko eating cut bananas. My mom was tired of the Gold Dust Day Gecko eating through the skin of our bananas. So she cut some for him to eat. </li></ul>
  15. 15. When I approach to take a picture from an angle he doesn’t see me somehow and just eats the bananas.
  16. 16. Eating Methods <ul><li>His tongue can </li></ul><ul><li>He eats </li></ul>
  17. 17. I Carefully Approach the Scene
  18. 18. Very Content with the Food
  19. 19. Different Angles of Eating Session
  20. 20. He saw me & stopped eating.
  21. 21. A Comparison Shot <ul><li>He didn’t see me take a picture. </li></ul><ul><li>He saw me take a picture. </li></ul>