Green Anole On A Warm February Day

Green Anole - Arkansas

Green Anole - Arkansas

I photographed this Green Anole back in February 2016 on a warm day. We have had some warm days these past few weeks and I have seen a Fence Lizard but not a Green Anole. When the temperature gets up to 70 degrees they should start appearing.

I have a cabin that borders the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas and I have lots of Lizards on my place. The Green Anoles are fun to photograph and will let you get close to them.

The Green Anole in my photo is brown but it can change to a bright green color. The Anole changes its color depending on mood, level of stress, activity level and as a social signal. The typical coloration ranges from the richest and brightest of greens to the darkest of browns, with little variation between.

I like having them around my cabin, not only to photograph but to eat the flies. They will eat crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, and flies.

How I Got The Shot - Green Anole

I found this Anole by walking around my property with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with the Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. I was shooting without a tripod. I was shooting in aperture priority mode  (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/500 of a second at f6.3 and the ISO at 500. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous  auto focus with evaluative metering.

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