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Male Brown Anole Lizard

Male Brown Anole Lizard
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Copyright: Elena Evans Chumsky (Scrapperella) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 50] (361)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-05
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 8:02
Viewed: 1573
Points: 6
[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,[1] and other Caribbean islands.

This species is highly invasive.[2] 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.[3][4][5] The brown anole's introduction into the United States in the early 1970s[6] 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

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-05 11:50]

Hello Elena,
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!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

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