David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Put It On Take It Off

While sitting on the porch visiting with my mother in-law I noticed this little guy.  I took a quick shot with my 500mm and didn’t think anymore about him.  As I spoke with my mother in-law about different things and of course the changing weather….hot cold hot cold…I noticed the lizard molting.  I changed my lens to the Nikon 105mm.  Getting closer wasn’t easy.  Had to get into some bushes and hopefully not scare him.  Wellllll, he moved, so I moved.  Into the bushes I went some more hoping there weren’t any snakes nearby.  It was all done within a short amount of time.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV -1


Nikon D4, 105mm, f/3.2, ISO 200, EV +1



6 responses to “Put It On Take It Off

  1. Doug Haass April 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    And your mother-in-law understood when you ran off like that? You need to keep her! Nice catch.

  2. Tim Timmis April 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Great shot of the molting. I’ve never seen one do that before.

    • dda53 April 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Tim. Not sure if you can see it but on the upper green part of its body there are some while spots. That’s how it started. Next thing, and it didn’t take long it was molting. It didn’t take long.

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