Saturday, April 19, 2008

Camera Critter Time Again

It's Camera Critter Sunday time of the week again. And keeping with the prehistoric look theme, may I present a Western Fence Lizard.

Not only do I love this image, but most folks who have seen it, love it also. I found this little fella in the badland areas near the old golf course in Redmond. I first saw him on top of a tree stump and as I approached him, he disappeared down the side. I have a lot of shots of these common lizards, but none showing the underside which is a gorgeous blue color. So I approached the stump slowly and moved around the side of it even slower until I saw the lizard. He was in perfect position for the shot, so I took a couple, moved a little more, took a couple more, moved a little more and he disappeared.

But I got what I wanted. I hope you all like it.

23 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

Ummmm, in case I never told you... I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pics of this guy! These are some of my favorite pics EVER. (yeah, yeah, I know I've told you before, but who's counting? hehe) He is about the coolest lizard-photography-model I've ever seen (too bad he didn't stick around for autographs hehe). I'm so glad you decided to post this!

Hey everyone - if you click on the pic to see it larger, I guarantee it will take your breath away!!!

Tammy said...

That lizard has blue on him! That is so freaking cool looking!!! I had to show hubby it and he was impressed.

Carole said...

What a handsome guy!

KOSTAS said...

Splendid creature with marvellous colours, and improbable expression!
Very good post!

Daryl E said...

WOW .. amazing color .. I guess its not afraid NOT to blend into its surroundings

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

What a greeeeeeeeat shot. It's like he posed for you.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Geesh Bear, i didn't even know we had anything like that around here. Sure is pretty.Ok so you like to golf huh?

Anna said...

Oh what a beautiful lizard. love the color...Thanks for sharing..
Mine is up:
My Digital Snapshot

Me & my puppies said...

Oh, how cool! I have not ever seen a lizard like this. What a beautiful blue color, thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

He's so cute. I love that blue.

juliana rw said...

blue lizard. Nice shot.

Mine in here Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

GREAT shot.

Will you visit mine Thanks

i beati said...

is he lethal?I always heard lizards with blue are lethal to their hunters??sandy

DeeMom said...

WOW that is a beautiful Lizard...

Katney said...

Great angle on that critter. He is sure checking you out. If he disappeared right after, maybe he didn't like what he saw. Why oh why won't critters stay put long enough to pose?

babooshka said...

This is a first for me blue lizard. Amazing creature and photo.

Jim & Jami said...

How Cool Is That! Beautiful Picture!

Vader's Mom said...

That's a beautiful shot of a cute little critter. Thank you so much for sharing that one.

andrée said...

oh wow, that is fantastic! I wonder why those lizards are blue on the bottom. Coloring has to offer some sort of advantage, but here I can't imagine what. Great great shot.

Gretchen said...

How neat! I've never seen one that looked like that. Of course, living in PA, we don't have things like that running around here. Now rattlesnakes, yeah, we got plenty of them!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Wow, Ashrunner, I'm impressed!! You really did capture him, and very well. This is an awesome photo.

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Whoof!! This is incredible... woofenderful!! Very beautiful blue indeed.

Amber said...

Very nice picture. I like these types of pictures because different areas have different types of creatures. I don't think I'd ever find something like that in my neck of the woods.