Male Brown Anole Lizard
|Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella)
|Date Taken: 2013-10-05|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 8:02|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I would have preferred to capture the red dewlap in perfect focus, but I was using a macro filter lens of 10x and I was not positioned perfectly to capture it with the sharpness I captured in his face. Though since it is very difficult to capture a lizard showing off his dewlap when I am within 3" from it I just had to share.|
This is a male. He is showing off his gorgeous dewlap.
This is from wiki:
The brown anole (Anolis sagrei) is a lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, by being sold as a pet lizard, 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 very quickly, and both outcompetes and consumes many species of native lizards. The brown anole's introduction into the United States in the early 1970s has altered the behavior and triggered a negative effect on populations of the native Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis, also known as the green anole), which have generally been relegated to the treetops.
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YOU are something ELSE! Remember when you just shared this was going to be a goal of yours!! Great job! Love the details of the scales, eye contact and POV
- [2013-10-05 11:50]
An awesome close-up of this neat looking lizard. The detail you managed to capture is incredible and the natural lighting really brings out the beautiful colors of each individual scale. I feel as though I could reach out and touch it through my computer screen, as it looks so real. Great work!!
- [2013-10-05 15:22]
Hi Elena,magnificent portrait,a great close up whit fantastic details and perfect colors,very original shot,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano