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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-28
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger a palette of Eden, they say.
Theme(s): Reptiles - Chameleons 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-22 0:26
Viewed: 4089
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Leaving early in the morning Mopani camp there was a lot af rain and just out of the camp this chameleon crossed over the road, and as you know you all animals have priority so also this little fellow.

I donnot know the exact ID because there are so many kinds of chameleons.
More than 160 species of Chameleons are known, arranged in nine genera. The main distribution of Chameleons is in Africa and Madagascar, and other tropical regions, although some species are also found in parts of southern Europe and Asia. There are introduced, feral populations of veiled and Jackson's chameleons in Hawaii and isolated pockets of feral Jackson's chameleons have been reported in California and Florida.

Chameleons inhabit all kinds of tropical and montane rain forests, savannas and sometimes semi-deserts and steppes. They are mostly arboreal and are often found in trees or occasionally on smaller bushes. Some smaller species live on the ground under foliage.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-22 1:39]

Hi Viv,
great shot, perfect timing with great markings, DOF and detail. POV is excellent, well done!
tfs
Paul

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-24 8:19]

Hello Vivian, very good and funny shot, well composed, good technique and a very good result, well done!

Mario

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-25 12:45]

Hi Vivian

Great pose, I love the way you caught him mid walk. Great POV and sharp details

TFS

Karan

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-27 2:11]

Hi Viv,

A nice capture of this not that commonly met animal (at least in the wild),well seen and captured,thanks for let him passing by,

Paul

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-29 4:40]

Hello Viv,
What a unique capture of this Chamelon walking across the wet road! I don't think he likes getting his feet wet! :-) Very well observed and your capture shows details and colours very well. Lovley!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Viv,
thanks for your kind appreciation of my picture. Yours makes me laugh too. This very careful walking of this very beautiful chameleon.
regards
Pierre

Dear Vivian
Very intersting scene you captured :O))
Perfect pose,exposure and POV.Superb shot my friend.

Regards
Fartash

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