My previous post showed a couple of close-ups of an anole lizard I photographed while watching it change colors. These next three photos show the same thing, but in a little more detail.
Taken with a Canon 5D Mk II camera with a 70-200mmL f2.8 II lens.
Green on Green:
Beginning the Gradual Color Change:
Color Change Complete:
I was walking downstairs from my apartment to go get the mail. I saw a brilliant neon-green anole lizard skittering along the wrought-iron hand railing. I thought to myself what a neat photo that would make, the bright green lizard lined up on the black iron railing. For a split second, I thought of running back to get my camera, but figured the lizard would be gone upon my return. So I went ahead and got my mail, noticing the anole had hopped onto a spikey leaf of the squat tree next to the stairs. I figured, what the heck, I’d get my camera and if the lizard was gone, no big deal.
The pretty little guy was still there, so I happily took a bunch of photos. As I was doing so, golden-rust-red spots appeared on its skin, gradually changing from its original bright green coloration to the saturated olive green-gold-rust red you see in the photo above.
I used my Canon 5D Mk II camera with the 70-200L f2.8 II telephoto lens. These two photos are approximately 100% crops of the originals.
Yup, that’s its name: Erect Dayflower. If you like images of the Texas coastal area, then stay tuned for my next Blurb photo journal. Many of the photos you have seen on my WordPress site of Brazos Bend State Park, the Port Aransas area, and Padre Island, will be in this book, along with an equal number of blank, lined pages for one’s doodles, musings, artwork, and other writings. Stay tuned!
I’ve been pretty darned prolific with the posts, I readily admit. Probably because next weekend I doubt I will have a chance to post anything at all. I’m photographing a wedding on the 29th and so will be readying myself and my cameras for that awesome event. Hence, the reason for my prolific-ness (is that even a word??)
After publishing an earlier post about my Seattle 2012 stay, I found some more photos I took during that first wonderful afternoon gazing out my hotel window onto the ever-changing scenery of Elliott Bay.
So, here they are.