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Changing Colors, Part II

My previous post showed a couple of close-ups of an anole lizard I photographed  while watching it change colors.  These next three photos show the same thing, but in a little more detail.

Taken with a Canon 5D Mk II camera with a 70-200mmL f2.8 II lens.

Green on Green:

1545_Green On Green

Beginning the Gradual Color Change:

1565_Changing Colors

Color Change Complete:

1601_Changing Colors

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Changing Colors

From this:

1539-2_Green Lizard

To this:

1591-2_RedLizard

I was walking downstairs from my apartment to go get the mail.  I saw a brilliant neon-green anole lizard skittering along the wrought-iron hand railing.  I thought to myself what a neat photo that would make, the bright green lizard lined up on the black iron railing.  For a split second, I thought of running back to get my camera, but figured the lizard would be gone upon my return.  So I went ahead and got my mail, noticing the anole had hopped onto a spikey leaf of the squat tree next to the stairs.  I figured, what the heck, I’d get my camera and if the lizard was gone, no big deal.

The pretty little guy was still there, so I happily took a bunch of photos.  As I was doing so, golden-rust-red spots appeared on its skin, gradually changing from its original bright green coloration to the saturated olive green-gold-rust red you see in the photo above.

I used my Canon 5D Mk II camera with the 70-200L f2.8 II telephoto lens.  These two photos are approximately 100% crops of the originals.

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