Saturday, March 27, 2010

Camera Critter #103

Spring is definitely on the way to the high desert of central Oregon...I think. I woke this morning and looked out my window and saw this.


However, last Saturday and again on Wednesday, the temperatures in the area soared to well over 60...and I was out with camera in hand.

I decided to go to the dry canyon and follow the trail until I saw something cool to image. Along the way, I saw a number of butterflies go by...but they were late for something as they didn't stop and pose...just kept going.

However, I got to the rocks, and after scanning the larger ones, noticed some movement. I smiled and rushed over and found some of my favorite subject lounging in the hot sun...lizards!

This week, I present the Common Side-blotched Lizard of the northwest.



Next week, if nothing better shows up, I'll present the other species of lizard I came across during my photo safaris.

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7 comments:

Snap said...

Handsome little guy.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I bet it was thrilling to see that movement! It looks like he began posing for you. How nice. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

I think warm weather I look at the photos.

Hootin' Anni said...

I've had a few on our fence already...but we're supposed to have 'em since we're so far south. LOL I didn't realize y'all up north have them also.

Here's MINE --White Winged Dove sittin' in a tree C O O I N G!!
[scroll down a bit in my Saturday post]

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE your lizard shots, but you already knew that ;-)

KaHolly said...

Fun Camera Critter today! I used to delight in seeing lizards when I lived in TX. Won't find any such critter where I am now! ~karen

Melanie said...

great shots!