Hi all! – hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. Once again I had another bizarre experience trying to purchase Linda one of her gifts that will definitely make its way to an upcoming post. Not sure what it is, but buying jewelry in this town is a trip to Bizarro World. Part of the problem is the experience has become equally pleasing as a trip to a car dealership – … stay tuned for that entertaining post. So, speaking of Valentine’s Day we have more lizards! What, you do not think of lizards around V-Day?.. yeah, me neither – I just needed a lead in to today’s topic so went with it.
As mentioned in the previous post, the Indy lizard series is a two parter – lizarrific if you will. I figured we’d start with the unidentified lizard. Like the last set there was extensive research done on this shots in a desperate attempt to provide an informative post… and as discovered with the first set it’s damn hard to classify these scaly creatures. You would think with a Google image search there would be at least one similar picture in the 10,000+ images being waded through. Two of the three specimens had a hit, but this one … no clue.
Pretty interesting coloring and would probably merge right into a darker rock setting. The claw positioning was intriguing as well. Kind of gives the impression it either just finished a a giant leap onto the rock and still bracing from the impact or possibly showing off his claws in defiance to the biped with the scary looking glass pointed at it. Before you ask, I really have no clue if it is a male or female so just went with a he. Once again, a complement to the Beast for throwing the background into creamy goodness. This is due to the tight depth of field in the 200-400 glass which you’ll be able to see even better in the upcoming shots. Definitely a plus to be able to create that effect in-camera rather than having to artificially produce it in the digital darkroom. Let me know if any of you have a guess to what this thing might be. Until then “I shall call him spiky and it shall be mine and he shall be my spiky”.
Okay, now on to what turned out to be a cruel joke by our friends at the Indy Zoo. For a long time in the heat of their Desert Biome I took shot after shot of this particular lizard. I’d snap off a bunch of shots, he’d transition into a new interesting position, I’d snap off a ton of shots and then he’d move into another position… I felt like yelling out “work it baby work it – vogue strike the pose”. To save Linda the embarrassment I opted to keep that inside hehehe. Needless to say with the big glass I was up there all close and friendly like.
Hit the jump to see my scary discovery