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Northern curly-tailed lizard
Today's three posts didn't require going very far to shoot. All three were taken while soaking in my swimming pool in my backyard. This time, a reptile - one of 8-10 species of reptile found commonly around most Florida homes. No big wonder how this fella got its name - the chubby and bold lizards are not afraid to approach people and beg for food - in this case, whenever I'm in my pool, this one comes out onto the deck and waits for me to flick the flying ants out of the pool, which the lizard runs to and eats immediately. During flying ant season, I can have a dozen or more floating in the pool, and he'll eat every one of them! Unfortunately, they'll eat almost anything, which is why they will be found waiting at your feet at a picnic table for bits of hamburger, chips, potato salad...almost anything.
Habitat
Urban
Location
Boca Raton, Florida
Date taken
July 2, 2011
Scientific name
Leiocephalus carinatus
Equipment used
Sony DSLR-A550, Sony DT 18-250mm lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
250mm, F9, 1/500 shutter, 200 ISO
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Opus Editor
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LOL that's a good way of doing it.... what is your list total for lying in the pool I wonder!!!? 😁

That's a gorgeous lizard Justin and a super picture you've taken of him too - many thanks lad.
 
LOL that's a good way of doing it.... what is your list total for lying in the pool I wonder!!!? 😁

That's a gorgeous lizard Justin and a super picture you've taken of him too - many thanks lad.
I believe I have 31 species that I have photos of from the pool, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Another 6 I have seen but don't have photos of. And 10 more photos if you include insects. Not too bad for floating around in a pool with a cooler of drinks and my camera and lens beside me on a separate float!
 
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I believe I have 31 species that I have photos of from the pool, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Another 6 I have seen but don't have photos of. And 10 more photos if you include insects. Not too bad for floating around in a pool with a cooler of drinks and my camera and lens beside me on a separate float!
WOW!! Indeed it isn't!!!

Quite, quite jealous.
 

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Category
Reptiles
Added by
Zackiedawg
Date added
View count
73
Comment count
3

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Device
SONY DSLR-A550
Aperture
ƒ/9
Focal length
250.0 mm
Exposure time
1/500
ISO
200
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
136374306.xupJ3826.GreenaCayWakoJul11005.jpg
File size
301.7 KB
Date taken
Sat, 02 July 2011 3:05 PM
Dimensions
1400px x 933px

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