Showing newest posts with label lizards. Show older posts
Showing newest posts with label lizards. Show older posts

August 22, 2009

 Oh Hai!



I've already posted a photo of this little lizard not long ago. I haven't seen him since then and thought he was gone. But yesterday he appeared here again. I think i was searching for him in a wrong place or maybe he was hiding while moulting: there's still some dry skin on his head.
Seems now he's afraid of me less than before and i've even watched him hunting and eating flies. It was amazing, this baby has lot of patience to seat and wait, but when needed he is lightning fast and doesn't leave a single chance to his prey.

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

August 17, 2009

 King Lizard (19 photos)

This handsome guy is a true king of his district. When i met him, he was fighting with other, smaller male, but i frightened them both, so he escaped and went to hide on a nearby acacia tree:

King Lizard-01

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 195mm
Flash Used: No

I was in hurry so i quickly made couple of shots and continued on my way, being sure i'll never see him again. But when i came back one hour later, i found him sitting on the same tree. So i made it a photo session.


King Lizard-02

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 220mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-03

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 170mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-04

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 170mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-05

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 82mm
Flash Used: No

Here he became bored (or maybe i came too close to him). He decided to climb higher:

King Lizard-06

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 82mm
Flash Used: No

«See, i'm posing!»:

King Lizard-07

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 120mm
Flash Used: No

Keeping an eye on disturbing human:

King Lizard-08

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 240mm
Flash Used: No

He's a very proud animal, just look at this face:

King Lizard-09

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 240mm
Flash Used: No

«You still here?»:

King Lizard-10

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-11

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 170mm
Flash Used: No

Portrait is a must:

King Lizard-12

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 270mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-13

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-14

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 150mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-15

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 150mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-16

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 150mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-17

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 120mm
Flash Used: No

King Lizard-18

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

I think he finally became tired of me. He climbed up again and looks like he falling asleep. So i just left him there:

King Lizard-19

ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 7.1
Focal Length: 240mm
Flash Used: No

July 28, 2009

 New neighbour

I'm almost sure that this lizard is stellion (Laudakia stellio). Or some very similar Agamidae:

Baby stellion lizard

He decided to settle down on the fence of our forecourt and it is good thing: there's a belief that lizards bring fortune to home they live in.
This is a very young specimen, about just 10-12 centimeters long; adults are much bigger, something like 30 cm. in length, and have heavier head and wider body. I've seen many of them in desert around here but never met them living near inhabited places. Might be nice to tame him, they known as friendly animals.

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: Yes (on-camera)

April 26, 2009

 Cannibalism?



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 270mm
Flash Used: No



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 270mm
Flash Used: No

I found these two in our local park. The lizard was running and carrying another lizard in his mouth! Now i wonder: is it cannibalism or what? I mean well, cats are carrying their children in a somewhat same way, so maybe it's something similar or they really eating each other?
Photos are far from perfect: i was in hurry to catch this scene and used F8 - too open for shots like these. Had to use F11 to get a greater DOF.

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