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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Insurance salesman?

Seems like every place has their standard issue lizard. We have our particular type of gecko in Arizona that lives everywhere. This is the lizard of choice in Florida. I found him sunning himself on the enclosure around my Aunt and Uncles pool in their back yard. I saw many of them and they would occasionally expand some skin under their jaw, presumably in some mating display. This image was taken with my 70-300mm zoom at 300mm focal length with an exposure of 1/200 seconds at f/11, ISO 400. Posted by Picasa


Richard said...

I alternatly that the "flashing" the Florida Anoles is a mating display and a territorial display. Only them males do it and often the flap is a redish orange. They also "pulse" up and down on their legs to make themselves more obvious. After years of watching them I could never figure out if they attracted a felame's eye, so my money is on territorial display

Jim said...

Yeah, could be territorial. I got some images of the flashing, but I didn't like the focus/composition/etc of them as much as this one..... Maybe I'll pick one of them anyway.