Saturday, June 13, 2009

Here's Looking at You

Green Anole (Lizard)
As I was walking up to the gate over at my parent's house, I noticed a slight movement out of the corner of my eye. Sitting on top of the lid of the trash can, sunning herself, was a small lizard. She wasn't her usual vibrant green, since the lid is black and they like to blend in with their surroundings.
I snapped a few quick photos before she decided she didn't like being the subject of the paparazzi anymore. For this photo, she turned her head to look directly at me or rather the camera and probably thought, "I see you too, lady."

These types of lizards are pretty common here in Texas this time of year. You can even find them at most pet stores listed as Green Anoles. And, from what I've read, it seems that the ones with a white stripe down their back are female. If you handle them, be sure to wash up afterwards, as they can possibly carry salmonella and other bacteria.

2 comments:

Brian said...

Nice capture. You obviously follow the #1 rule of picture talking: Have your camera with you wherever you go.

I was taking pictures of some ducks yesterday. It was early morning and my camera was using autoflash. Unfortunately upon reviewing the pictures it seems all the duck's eyes were white (sort of like the red-eye problem) but with birds its the white-eye problem.

Have you run into that problem yourself when shooting wildlife?

Corina said...

Thanks - I try to have my camera with me at all times.
I haven't run into the same issue as you have described, however I try not to use a flash when photographing wildlife. When taking pictures of pets like, dogs or cats, I do sometimes get the animal version of red-eye, which is usually green-eye. You might want to try the red-eye mode on the camera, to see if that takes care of that issue.