I spotted this juvenile Five-lined Skink on this log while I was doing a photo walk near my place in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. The bright blue tail makes it easy to spot. After I took this photo the skink went into a crack in the log and disappeared from view.
I posted a photo back on August 13th of this year of a Juvenile Five-lined Skink I photographed on my deck: Juvenile Five-lined Skink
How I Got The Shot – Juvenile Five-lined Skink On Log
There is a pile of old logs that I like checking for Prairie Lizards when I go on a photo walk. Most days I will spot Prairie Lizards on these logs but this time I saw this Skink. The Skink didn’t stay in the open that long and I knew it wasn’t going to so I was fast with the shot.
I was standing and shooting down at this Five-lined Skink. I would rather have photographed it from a lower position which I tried to do. When I moved to get low this Skink disappeared in a crack in the log.
I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 Camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.
- AV Mode
- Back-button Focus
- Auto White Balance
- Multi Metering
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Aperture f5.6
- ISO 1600
- Shutter speed 1/1000 of a second
- Focal Length 400 mm