Herpetoblogging: it’s what’s for dinner. Story behind the photo below the break.
This is a shot from very early on in my digital photography phase, taken at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. As I said in my earlier lizardblog piece, anoles are everywhere to be seen in that part of the country, especially on a boardwalk winding through a wildlife refuge. This one was making his way across the boardwalk right under the noses of three or four other people standing in a group, when he froze about halfway across.
When I spotted him, I piped up in a (fairly urgent) whisper and asked the people gathered above him if they wouldn’t mind not moving for just a moment. Kind folks that they were, they obliged, as I squatted down slowly to get my camera down to boardwalk level in order to get a good shot of him. (When they realized what I was making a big fuss about, they ooohed and aaahed at the neat little animal at their feet). I was quite taken myself with the sunlight filtering down through the cypress canopy for a nice stippled effect. When I was done, I straightened back up, thanked them profusely, and showed them the photos on my digicam’s display screen. We were all thrilled.