Early this morning, I was out in the garden taking more pictures of plants I’ve already obsessively photographed, when this tiny lizard yelled at me from inside my Concord Grapevine and asked about doing a photoshoot. This was a very unusual thing: these lizards are often skittish around humans and typically scurry out of camera range, but this one wanted to hang with me and pose for a few shots. He said he was after a greater social media presence and for some reason thought I might be able to help.
He was a little shy about the camera at first (aren’t we all?) but quickly got into the swing of things and watched me, warily, as I moved around the vine, got closer and closer, and click-click-clicked. I was experimenting with an inexpensive (but very functionable) LED unit attached to my camera’s flash shoe, and his eyes kept following the light. He may have been a bit dazzled… you know: bright lights, big city, fifteen minutes of fame, and all that jazz….
Anyway… he stayed among the grapevine leaves for close to an hour and I took about fifty photos. He approved these nine for public release. Now he wants to be on Instagram….
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Beautiful shots Dale! Incredible detail and color! Looks like he really enjoyed his photo-op! Thank you so much for sharing these!
Thank you! Me and the lizard had a great time … lol! … glad you enjoyed the photos! 🙂
Great shots, he’s sure to be a star. Usually I’m not that crazy about Ziggy Stardust pale blue eye shadow, but this lizard carries it off beautifully.
Thanks! He does have a way with color … I’m making him a tiny feather boa for the next shoot.
Really great writing too!
Seems like the lizard grew to enjoy being a model for a while. Great job on the photos.
Thank you! I think he did enjoy it; he was out there again today, but by the time I gathered up my camera whatnots, he’d scurried away … playing hard to get, I guess!
I am sure he will be back.
Fun! And what a beautiful creature!
Thank you! Lizard thanks you too!
These are amazing shots, so crisp! How fun 🙂
Thank you! It’s great fun (and VERY convenient) when “wildlife” just shows up in the back yard for a photoshoot! 🙂
Fabulous photos served with a great dose of humor – thanks for visiting so that I could you track you back 🙂
Thank you very much! And thanks for following my blog also!