When I saw this challenge, I stopped dead in my tracks.
I realized that I don’t take very many close ups. I’ll blame it on my camera. I don’t think the automatic focus works very well but I’m too
lazy busy to go to manual settings. So I never know what I’ve taken until I get home and look at them on my computer.
But I did spot these Green Anoles at the Silver River State Park a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t pass up a ‘photo shoot’.
According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park website HERE,
“Green anoles have a stereotyped set of behaviors. Male anoles perform rituals of dominance and territoriality. They show their dominance by bobbing their heads, usually through pushup-like movements. They also flare their dewlap.”
Yes, that red flap of skin is their dewlap….who knew?
And to leave you with something pretty from the Sunshine State, here’s a flower I took up close. I didn’t see the ants on it until I looked at it on my computer. (this photo doesn’t count, Donna)
I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.
Why don’t you join us?