|Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew)
|Date Taken: 2011-09-27|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 17:32|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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 right here in Florida and as far north as southern Georgia, Texas Taiwan Hawaii Southern California and the 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 U.S. altered the behavior and triggered a negative effect on populations of the native Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis)
The Brown Anole feeds on insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, spiders, mealworms and waxworms. They may also eat other lizards, and lizard eggs and their own molted skin and detached tails. This one was found near the water and are known to eat anthropods or small fish, hence anything that fits in their mouth. If provoked, the Brown Anole will bite, urinate, and defecate
• Audubon Society Page on Common Lizards
Yup these reptiles always let me zoom in on them. Good thing because again, frustrated as my macro experimentation is "slow coming" and when reviewing my shots found out this lil guy was a keeper :0)
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- [2011-09-27 18:42]
Great shot Brenda!!!
This one is definitely a keeper. The composition looks wonderful as he streaches out diagonally across the entire frame. The detail is excellent as you can see even the tiniest scales with ease. Beautiful coloration with good DOF. You did a nice job on the exposure, as it looks like it was very sunny out when you took this shot. Well done!!
- [2011-09-27 19:27]
You have done a fine job with this lizard. They are not at all easy subjects with there undulating skin & multitude of hues - to get right. But this is a very pleasing & natural composition with good focus & fine colors. Great stuff!
- [2011-09-27 22:02]
Grande lumière pour mettre en valeur ce lézard.
cut here and there ...and a contrast which kills even the mid tones ,never mind the highlights swept with a gipsy broom like, but in the same time can be describe as a brave attempt and perhaps naturally elongation of your creative work Brenda...good day! ;)))