True Colors Shining Through

Uploaded: March 07, 2012 20:59:50 | Entered: April 27, 2015 22:09:14


This is a green Anole (member of the lizard family) on a bamboo tree. He has his dewlap or throatfan exposed to give a clear message that this is his territory.
Males employ head bobbing and dewlap extension in courtship. When these tiny critters start rocking and doing 'pushups' accompanied by intermittent ultrasonic hisses, you know that soon you will see the dewlap exposed.
They eat lots of bugs so they are usually welcome visitors.
Details and Macro

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 413.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Avril Young March 08, 2012

oh my goodness, what a fantastic detailed macro, he is a beauty...outstanding photo!! #1448204

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 08, 2012

Love the colors and details, Heather. #10028064

Tiia Vissak March 08, 2012

a cool image! #10028085

Gord MacEachern March 08, 2012

Wow, another incredible capture Heather, the detail and colors make this a winner in my book! #10028101

Inge Linden March 08, 2012

WONDERFUL color, comp., lighting, & detail! #10028116

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 08, 2012

Great color and capture Heather!! #10028177

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 08, 2012

What a great capture! Love this one! #10028222

Robert R. Goodman March 08, 2012

Hi Heather,WOW!!Beautiful color and detail my friend.Looks like you have a winner!!!! #10028239

Jack Gaskin March 08, 2012

A#1 capture & info Only thing missing is his girlfriend

Jack #10028397

Liz blahh March 08, 2012

Spectacular! #10028637

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 08, 2012

Excellent detail, color, light and depth of field, Heather. I really like the composition here, too, and agree with Bobby -- looks like a contender to me. #10028723

David Phalen March 08, 2012

Outstanding light, comp, colors and clarity!! #10028772

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 08, 2012

GREAT timing, color and clarity Heather, this is VERY well done!! <>< #10028825

Mary Timman March 08, 2012

He is so darn cute. Wish we had them here. You really captured some great color and clarity. #10028832

Monnie Ryan March 08, 2012

Fabulous detail on this colorful critter, Heather! #10028919

John Connolly March 08, 2012

What a wonderful capture of this beautiful lizard, Heather! I always feel the world is a great place when I come across a lizard sunning itself! #10029086

David M. Montero March 08, 2012

Great isolation, clarity and comp Heather. Very well done! #10029523

Jeffrey R. Bange March 08, 2012

Great capture and detail Heather, love the color of his dewlap. #10029595

Terry Cervi level-classic March 08, 2012

The lighting and detail couldn't be any better, Heather! Wonderful work! #10029706

Mary K. Robison March 10, 2012

What lady lizard could resist the gorgeous colors of this guy, not to mention his seductive pushups?
Outstanding clarity, composition, and detail, Heather, and thanks for the courtship information. #10031382

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 10, 2012

Wonderful capture Heather, I love all lizards, especially these showy ones #10032198

Ellen Hodges March 10, 2012

Fab details and colors, Heather!! What a find and capture!! #10032408

Barbara Waldoch March 10, 2012

What a beauty! #10032435

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 11, 2012

Nice find, capture and info Heather. #10033346

Debbie Bray March 11, 2012

What a beautiful colour combination, Heather! What a great find this is, well caught! #10033436

Tammy Espino March 11, 2012

A winner :) #10033913

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 12, 2012

Well, you KNOW I'm just gonna love this one! Love these little critters but have never been lucky enough to catch one with it's dewlap exposed. This is absolutely stellar, Heather - perfect in it's technical execution, as well as, it's pose and amazing wonderful colors - I'd bank on this as a winner next month! :) #10034576

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 12, 2012

Oh, and fantastic info! These little fellas are so doggoned interesting - your well-researched info and superb observations were right on the mark! #10034580

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 13, 2012

This is so unusual looking, love the wonderful clarity, sharpness and tones. My thumbs up for a winner. #10037230

Douglas Pignet May 22, 2015

beautiful capture, wonderful find and great comp...nicely done #11306202

frank w. degenhardt May 23, 2015

Love how these guys put on the show. Congratulations on this being a Staff Favorite. #11306771

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