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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-02 1:22
Viewed: 4292
Points: 20
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The Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) is a lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, and is now found in Florida and as far north as southern Georgia, Texas, Taiwan, Hawaii, Southern California, and other Caribbean islands.
This species is highly invasive.In its introduced range it reaches exceptionally high population densities, is capable of expanding its range at an exponential rate, and both out competes and consumes many species of native lizards. Its introduction in the United States has altered the behavior and triggered a negative effect on populations of the native Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis).
Brown Anoles molt in small pieces, unlike some other reptiles which molt in one large piece. Anoles may consume the molted skin to replenish supplies of calcium. In captivity the molted skin may stick to the anole if humidity is too low. The unshed layer of skin can build up around the eyes, preventing the lizard from feeding and leading to starvation. This can be prevented by maintaining high humidity.
The Brown Anole feeds on insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, spiders, mealworms, and waxworms. They may also eat other lizards, such as the Green Anole, lizard eggs, and their own molted skin and detached tails. If near water, the Brown Anole will eat arthropods or small fish, nearly anything that will fit in its mouth.
As a defense mechanism, Brown Anoles can detach most of their tails when pursued or captured. The piece that breaks off will continue to move, hopefully distracting the predator allowing the anole to escape. The lost tail will partially regrow. If provoked, the Brown Anole will bite, urinate, and defecate. Predators include rats, snakes, birds and any predator that is larger than they are.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-31 14:10
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
File Size: 242 kb

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Ciao Sergione,e questa dove si nascondeva..sono molto curioso,ti chiedero' spesso dove hai beccato i soggetti curacensi.Questa e' davvero spettacolare come design e magnifica come foto,con i migliori dettagli e colori in una posizione e luce non certo facili.Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano.

Amazing animal, you've captured the impressive display excellently. regards yiannis

Ciao Sergio, spettacolari i colori di questa lucertola, un'altro grande scatto da aggiungere ad una collezione favolosa. Un caro saluto, paolo

Ciao Sergio,
Un quadro perfetto, colorazione bella, mi piace il taglio e POV! ... buon lavoro! ...
Grazie per la condivisione.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-02 7:45]

Very good closeup of this lizard displaying its colors, fine one. tfs.

Hello Sergio,
A beautiful portrait of this exotic lizard captured in nice colours with great sharp details. POV and OOF BG are also excellent. Well done!

Ciao Sergio. Paurosam,ente di alta qualità. Dettaglio e profondità efficaissimi e grande spettacolo grafico/cromatico.

ps. Luciano non l'ha vista no! Credo che in vacanza il suo interesse alla fauna locale travalichi la fotografia....


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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-02 10:07]

De Serge à Sergio,
Incroyable lézard aux très belles couleurs et d'une très belle netteté.
J'aime beaucoup.

Ciao Sergio, ma sei andato nel giurassico per beccare sto fantastico mostro?
Splendidi colori, ottima nitidezza, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Sergio, Amazing macro image of this ominous looking Lizard, superb sharpness with fine details, fabulous exposure/white balance control and use of flash, lovely saturated colours, great stuff here Sergio and very well done,
Best regards,


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