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Who like 100-degree Texas heat?

 
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Aug 08, 2006 21:24 |  #1

Of course it's the Texas Earless Lizard.:D

Still too hot to shoot any birds. They've been hiding very well. So i chased after dragonflies and other critters. Saw this Texas Earless Lizard at Pedernales State Park, near the river. I believe this is a male TEL. Female TEL has slight bigger body, and does not have the green-black stripes on the abdomen, and i don't think the female has stripes on the tail either.

The photos are uncropped, only pp'ed and resized. Hope you like them. C/C welcome.

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500mm, f7.1, 1/250s, ISO400, Flash, EC=0, 68mm extension tubes
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500mm, f11, 1/1000s, ISO400, Flash, EC=-0.33, 68mm extension tubes
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Aug 08, 2006 21:26 |  #2

Beautiful shots.




  
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Aug 08, 2006 21:42 |  #3

Cool looking lizard and the splash of color on the belly is quite obvious in the second and especially 3 rd images. He looks pretty comfortable in that heat. Nice captures.


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Aug 09, 2006 09:52 |  #4

Thanks for the comment Char, Gary. Glad you like them. :)


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Aug 11, 2006 03:15 |  #5

Very nice shots Fee but look a little too bright on my monitor. A little contrast boost may help !
But again, very nice photos !


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Aug 11, 2006 03:40 |  #6

Wow...what a neat paint job on that guy...love the splash of color underneath.


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Aug 11, 2006 16:32 |  #7

Thanks Raj, Dan for taking time to comment. Glad you like them. :)
Raj, i'll boost up the contrast and see what i'll get.


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Aug 11, 2006 17:50 |  #8
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Superb captures Fee.
So,the birds are still hiding eh?
So would you in that heat my friend.:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Aug 12, 2006 13:12 as a reply to  @ Dimitri_V's post |  #9

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Superb captures Fee.
So,the birds are still hiding eh?
So would you in that heat my friend.:lol: :lol: :lol:

I can be in that heat as long as my car's AC is running. LOL! I wonder if i build some air-conditioned nest boxes, the birds would come nest in there.:lol:


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Aug 12, 2006 14:28 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #10

Sharp pictures cfc!
I'm in Dallas and I know how you feel...this heat is crazy. And now the hummingbirds are here in force! Too dang hot to sit out and wait for them!
Keep up the good work!




  
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Aug 12, 2006 15:10 |  #11

Great shots, Fee. You even got some catchlight in a couple of those black eyes.

Most of our birds are hiding, too.


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Aug 12, 2006 15:20 |  #12

I can feel the heat in those pictures Fee, just thinking about it 100 degrees, phew!
Nice shots and interesting too see the colours on the belly.


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Aug 12, 2006 17:25 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #13
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cfcRebel wrote:
I can be in that heat as long as my car's AC is running. LOL! I wonder if i build some air-conditioned nest boxes, the birds would come nest in there.:lol:

Thats a good idea,what about a big fan to cool them down?
Imagine all these feathers in a mix,what a picture.:lol::lol::lol:


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Aug 13, 2006 10:34 as a reply to  @ Bullyfish's post |  #14

Bullyfish wrote:
Sharp pictures cfc!
I'm in Dallas and I know how you feel...this heat is crazy. And now the hummingbirds are here in force! Too dang hot to sit out and wait for them!
Keep up the good work!

Thanks Bullyfish. I wish i could set up a hummer feeder just outside my window. So i can turn on the ac and hide inside while waiting for the hummers.:D

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Great shots, Fee. You even got some catchlight in a couple of those black eyes.

Most of our birds are hiding, too.

Thanks Joe. Glad you noticed that too :). I was trying to get some catchlight by using flash but lizard eyes are not as reflective as bird eyes.

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I can feel the heat in those pictures Fee, just thinking about it 100 degrees, phew!
Nice shots and interesting too see the colours on the belly.

Thanks for the comment Tony. I'm sure in winter time, by looking at these photos, i'll get the "warm" feeling. :lol:

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Thats a good idea,what about a big fan to cool them down?
Imagine all these feathers in a mix,what a picture.:lol::lol::lol:

Now i can make use of the extra computer CPU fan that is laying around.:lol:


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Aug 31, 2006 19:35 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #15

Beautiful shots Fee, I can't help but notice how colorful his belly is. Nicely done.


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