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Monday, 25 May 2009

Green Steppe lizard.JPG


Green Steppe lizard.JPG, originally uploaded by capepolly.

This lizard was trying [unsuccessfully] to hide in the grass from all the fascinated paparazzi. Eventually s/he escaped our attention by creeping in to crack under a walkway.

10 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a beautiful lizard Dale. It's skin colouration reminds me very much of the chameleons. How big was he? It must have been quite small to disappear into a crack. Thanks for this. :)

Sharon said...

Wow, what a beauty!

yen said...

beautiful shot. Can she change color according to its environment?

Gaelyn said...

I love the bright green and the pattern, looks mosaic. Like Joan, I wonder how big, or little, it is?
Nice capture with a subtle touch of matching grass.

T and S said...

Oh look at those amazing colors on the lizard. Well shot, I m sure it will be literally invisible against the grass.

Dale Forbes said...

For all those sizeists out there, she was about 12cm long, I suppose. But I didnt really put too much thought in to its size at the time, I was too busy trying to control the BWAH! effect, and actually get a photo for the blog.

I really have no idea if it can change colour, but I doubt it. It did, however, have signs that it had grown a new tail... maybe a lucky escape from the local Merlins or Redfooted Falcons

Chris said...

Wonderful shot Dale. it is a very colorful guy you got there. I thought they were quite scare and hard to take into pictures!

JRandSue said...

Dale fantastic Images,love the Lizard brilliant green colour.
Well done.
John.

Ginnymo said...

Wow!! He's so pretty!!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Dale. :)