Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Portrait of a Carolina Anole

Well, we've reached that time of year now where one can hardly walk outside without seeing one of these fellows sunbathing on the brick walls. So today I took the opportunity to photograph one of one. I found him quite photogenic, and he behaved very comfortably in front of the camera, though he did seem to keep one wary eye on the dog.

Several months ago, I photographed a young Carolina Anole who was molting and had climbed to the topmost leaves of one of my shrubs in the back yard.

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  1. What is your camera model and lens? I am amazed by how sharp this photo is! The details just popped up and the color stands out. Although I'm looking for a photo booth rental in Perth, I might invest on my own camera soon.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment. The photo was taken with a Canon T2i (although its called the Canon 550D in your part of the world) and a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di Macro lens. Although the lens allows for close-focusing "macro" work from 180-300mm, it is not a notably sharp lens at those focal lengths. It requires stopping the lens down to f/8-11, and the use of a tripod to get decent results. The tripod is also necessitated because this version of the lens doesn't have Image Stabilization.