I had the pleasure of photographing a Green Anole displaying its vibrant dewlap. This sighting was on my property near the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas.
Green Anoles, also known as American chameleons, are fascinating lizards that are known for their climbing abilities. They are native to the southeastern United States and can often be found in gardens and parks, where they can be seen scurrying up trees and bushes in pursuit of their next meal.
Here is another Green Anole I photographed in a tree and it blends better with the leaves: Green Anole In A Tree
One of the most remarkable things about Green Anoles is their incredible grip. They have sharp claws that allow them to cling to surfaces with ease, making them excellent climbers. They are able to traverse the tiniest of twigs and leaves, and their tails provide additional stability as they move from one place to another.
The Green Anole’s agility is not limited to climbing. These lizards are also able to jump long distances, making them masters of the aerial realm as well. This ability to jump from one surface to another makes them difficult for predators to catch, and allows them to escape danger quickly.
In addition to their climbing and jumping skills, Green Anoles are also known for their color-changing ability. They are able to change their skin color from green to brown, which helps them to blend into their surroundings and avoid predators. This is an important adaptation for a species that [Read More…]
This is the same Green Anole I posted a photo of Friday (Green Anole In A Tree). It was on a dead log near the tree it was on before. I got close for this photo.
How I Got The Shot – Green Anole On A Dead Log
I did the same as before I was on my property near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. 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.
Photo taken on May 7, 2020
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f7.1
- ISO 640
- Shutter speed – 1/900 sec.
- Exposure Bias – 0 EV
- Auto White Balance
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 400 mm