Prairie Lizard Basking In The Sun

Prairie Lizard - Arkansas

Prairie Lizard - Arkansas

In this photo a Prairie Lizard is basking in the sun on a log absorbing in the sun's heat rays. They rely on relatively high body temperatures (about 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 °C)) for activity.

These lizards were considered a subspecies of the Eastern Fence Lizard and the Northern Fence Lizard.
Here is another Prairie Lizard I photographed: Lizards Are Active Here In The Ouachitas

How I Got The Shot - Prairie Lizard

I like to slowly walk trails or dirt roads late in the morning looking for these Lizards. I have a few favorite spots where I can find them on my property near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. This one was located on a log at the end of my driveway.

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/680 of a second at f7.1 and the ISO at 160. White Balance was set on auto. I was using zone AF and the 3×3 box, continuous auto focus with multi metering.

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