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Green Anole


Green Anole
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Copyright: Ken Slade (Ken52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, Reptiles - Anoles 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 21:14
Viewed: 6176
Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Anole Lizard
Anolis carolinensis porcatus)
Family: Iguanidae

Anoles form the largest genus of the Iguanidae with about 300 forms. They inhabit tropical and subtropical America. They can vary their skin color between green and shades of brown and are sometimes called "American chameleons" although they are not related to the Old World chameleons. These variations in color are caused by the rearrangement of pigment cells in the skin in response to temperature, humidity, activity and emotional state.

The anoles are slender, climbing lizards with well-developed adhesive toes. They are 6 - 8 inches in length. A pink dewlap (throat fan) under the neck is found in both genders although it is much larger in the males. Females also have a white line down their backs. Anoles spread the dewlap in defending their territories, during courtship and during threat behavior. When excited they can also erect a fold of skin to form a crest along the back.

Anoles are diurnal - becoming active as soon as the sun warms its body. They feed on insects and spiders. In the wild they live only one to two years. They live up to three years in captivity, are highly territorial and have sticky feet. Anoles are almost perfect terrarium specimens. They require little room, do little damage to the plants in their cages and reproduce easily. The female buries eggs in a shallow hole in the ground.

Source: http://www.hilozoo.com/animals/AR_anole.htm

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-04 22:02]

Hello Ken

Excellent POV and DOF.The details are razor sharp with wonderful colour saturation .The textures of the skin are superb.Very well composed with good eye contact.The anole shows really well.TFS

Rob

hi ken,
very nice shot. the dof is very good. the bg suits the shot perfectly. the colours look very natural. the focus and sharpness is excellent. the pov is very good. the reptile is looking staright to the lenses.
well done.
tfs
regards
pankaj

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-05 4:40]

Hello Ken,
Brilliant shot of this beautiful lizard popping up out of the green. Nice focus on head showing great detail and I like the composition very much!
TFS, Ulla

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-05 4:48]

Hi Ken.
Excellent shot.Perfect POV and DOF.Sharpness and details on body they are amazing.I like also composition and fine colours.Well done!
Thanks and greetings.
Milos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-05 5:34]
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Hi Ken,
This is a fine study in greens, with the front part of this anole crystal sharp. Your info is good, but you don't say where you took this shot, or whether this is a captive specimen.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-05 8:12]

Nice intimate image of this wonderful Anolis in your environment, with excellent colors and sharpness.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

Very good presentation Ken and thanks to add your image to my Theme of Lizards.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • xuaxo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (110)
  • [2006-11-05 11:58]
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Beautiful!
Beautiful the lizard and beautiful the photo.
F

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-15 10:38]

Hola Amigo, excelente disparo y buen Bg, y detalles, agradable composición... saludos

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-11-20 14:59]

Wow, what a picture! Beautiful and perfectly done with a very good POV and composition. I love it!
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes
Maite

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