Project #365 Day 179 – Chameleon!

chameleon, Sri Lanka

The chameleon came back for another visit. Well, not necessarily the same chameleon – probably a different one. No doubt there are many in the neighborhood, especially with the empty lot next door that seems especially inviting to a lot of the local critters.

This time, he almost seemed to be posing for me. Now if only he’d pose a little closer to me and my camera…

What do you think of the photo(s)? Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it? Does it invoke any emotions? What, about the works for you? What doesn’t? How do you think it could be improved? 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Project #365 Day 179 – Chameleon!

  1. that was so nice of him to come back. maybe he likes having his photo taken.


    what focal length and lens are you using. i would be way back on account of being afraid of him. i’m scare of, well everything.

  2. Hello Laurie!

    Wonderful photo of the changeable lizard!

    I’ve seen this one a lot in Malaysia, the changeable lizard is quite common in this part of the world.

    The scientific name is calotes versicolor if I’m not mistaken.

    I love the bokeh in this shot. I just procured a 35mm f1.8 lens last night, I hope I can get shots with amazing bokeh like this!

  3. Ihsan, thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

    Yep, it sure looks like Calotes versicolor. I’ll do some more research to be sure.

    Thanks! 🙂

  4. I’m working on finding a way to show EXIF data automatically – just not quite there yet.

    I’m shooting this with my Nikon D90 and the kit lens (18-105) – the only lens I have at the moment. 🙂 It’s shot at 105mm while I’m standing all of four or five feet away. 1/80sec at f/5.6.

    Thing is, when I got here, I was scared of everything and was known to scream like a wee little girl every time I saw a gecko, as well as everything else… Now, after six years, I’ve kind of gotten used to the critters, although I do still occasionally scream when startled. 😀

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