I recently splurged and purchased a Canon 5DS (50 mp, baby!) and Canon 100mm f2.8L macro lens. I’m trying to regain the photo mojo I feel I’ve lost since my mother’s death this past February. Her passing, plus being stuck in southeast Texas for the hot, humid summer, has enervated my photographic instincts. So, when I saw a couple of anole lizards having sex on the wall next to the back door of my mother’s house, I trotted back to my apartment (I live next door) to grab camera and lens to capture the moment (yeah, lizard porn). By the time I returned to the house, the two had gone their separate ways. I instead, turned my camera onto this little lizard trying to blend in with the black, rust and green colors on the wrought-iron fence.
Anole lizards are beautiful little creatures anywhere from 2″ – 6″ in length, from snout to tail tip. Normally, they are a brilliant, almost-neon, green hue. But, when they feel threatened (and who wouldn’t if a large camera and lens combo was bearing down you), they change color like a chameleon to blend in with the surroundings.
I haven’t used my new camera or new lenses (yes, plural) much … yet … but this is a start. I am blown away by the detail this latest Canon addition provides. Not the fastest thing on the market concerning fps (frames per second), but the shutter click is much quieter than the 5D Mk II (and definitely quieter than the 1DX), and has a really nice feel to it. It does take up more space on the memory card, so I’ll have to invest in a few with more GB (32, 128). But, from what I have seen thus far out of my camera, it’s all worth it.
Can’t wait to try it out when I travel to Santa Fe, NM for the long Labor Day holiday weekend in September.