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Starbucks Lizard

Starbucks Lizard
Photo Information
Copyright: Reid Stone (go2stones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 389] (1279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-18 3:26
Viewed: 3394
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yet another example of wildlife thriving in the urban environment.

After I posted the Starbucks Sparrow on Thursday, this guy shows up at the window yesterday and starts making his mighty display. Maybe he was seeing his reflection in the lens, but after I started taking his picture, he really got enthusiastic in his head nodding and display.

I was unable to locate a name on the internet. Please let me know the ID and I will update this posting. Thanks to Argus for the identification of a Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)! And to kjpweb for the confirmation!

Hope you enjoy the image. I have an all-day class today so will catch up on the critiques later.


jmirah, uleko, gracious, marhowie, CENT-TRETZE, Argus, nglen, JoseMiguel, eqshannon, haraprasan, angybone, XOTAELE has marked this note useful
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Hi Reid,
Excellent color and detail along with POV and composition. Very well captured.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-18 3:44]

Hello Reid,
What a spectacular species to find in an urban area! I expect you timed this very well to get him to show his beautiful red bib! Lovely colours, great sharpness and a fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Reid,
great sharpness with awesome colour and details
very good pov with exposure and focus
well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

Hi Reid,
Excellent POV of your "Starbucks" lizard..if you never do get the actual ID, I'd stick with this one ;)
Nice color, exposure, details, DOF, and that orange throat pouch is really an attention getter..and thanx for the preview :)
Well done!

HOla Reid:

Precioisa captura de esta lagartija multicolor. Una foto muy bien hecha, buena definición color y POV. Lamento no poder ayudar para conocer el nombre de este reptil.

Un saludo cordial.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-18 3:59]

Hello Reid,
I think this is a Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis). They vary their color but have this dewlap or throat fan that is latger in the male, so this must be a male.
Fine sharp capture and a nice composition in this urban environment.
TFS and enjoy your weekend after the day's teaching!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-18 4:05]

Hi Reid. What a good close up shot of the Lizard. very good detail and sharp focusing. good colours. with a nice POV. very well done TFS. good notes too.

Well done - great detail and timely captured.
Argus is right - it is a Green Anole.
Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Reid,
Excellent capture of this lizard!
I like so much the close approach and details got on its gorgeous skin, so colorful.
The lizard stands out from the soft and neutral background.
Well done and thanks fr share it.
My best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-18 8:09]

Hi Reid,

Nice shot of this interesting looking lizard. The pose is great. Nice colors and wonderful details really showing off the lizard skin.


Starbuck is one of my family names...Quakers they were tho, not lizards...ha! Another of your Andy Warhol, almost, quasi images of 60's colors. I am starting to see a bit through your eyes thru your pixs. Where were you in th e1960's?


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-18 11:23]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-08-19 1:46]

HA! Good shot Reid, this Starbucks has some good wildlife living there. Good name you picked for him too, better than Green Anole!!
Well captured, thank you

Hi Mr. Reid,
A nice subject very well taken. Nice colors, details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.


I think it's an Anole. I posted one early on in my TrekNature life. :)

Great shot...wonderful colors and great composition. :)

hi reid,

excellent POV and nice contrasts,seems that this living beauty is 2 dimension.great great colors!

Hi Reid,
I did not see this photo, it is exceptional, colors and contrast are magnificent and a very beautiful composition,
a great cheer,

Perfecta imagen llena de detalles y una excelente nitidez.
Buena nota amigo.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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