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.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critters is a great to see critters of all kinds. Go to the homepage here and check out more. Then, join the fun and post your own Camera Critter.


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!