"You like my pendant?"

© Robert G. Stalnaker

"You like my pendant?"

Uploaded: March 07, 2008


While waiting for a perched Barred Owl to hopefully fly down and grab a snake and some fish swimming by, I saw this Cuban Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) about eight feet from me.

f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 800, AWB, spot, +2/3, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, Lake Lotus Nature Preserve, Altamonte Springs, FL, 3/8/08.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


March 07, 2008

Great pic, Really like the detail here. #871961

Gilbert W. Covington March 07, 2008

Robert, this is a great capture. The lighting, color,DOF and sharpnes is right on. #5608826

March 08, 2008

Fantastic capture, the lighting dof and details are great. #5610469

Robert G. Stalnaker March 08, 2008

Hello Ron, Gilbert and Cheryle and thank you for commenting. My focus was on this owl and when I spotted this Cuban Anole, I had trouble focusing due to the short distance and the fact there was not much contrast between the brown anole and the tree, which fooled the camera. But as soon as the anole extended its "dewlap", that goofy orange and yellow "pendant", the camera picked up the contrast and I was able to focus.

Cheryle, you captured a !!!beautiful!!! image of an adult Cooper's Hawk in your "Winter Hunt". #5610922

Derek D. Dafoe April 01, 2008

Cool shot Robert!! Love his displayed dewlap!! #5730601

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