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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Oct 21, 2012, 6:44:34 PM
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Anole by tanikel Anole by tanikel
Name: Brown Anole
Date: October 21st, 2012
Location: Bradenton, FL
Conservation Status: Least Concern


Did you know? This species is highly invasive. In its introduced range (Florida
and southern Georgia), it reaches exceptionally high population densities, is capable of
expanding its range very quickly, and both out-competes and consumes many species
of native lizards such as the green anole.


I grew up catching and 'taming' these guys at this very house. Some habits are too ingrained
to ever really forget - he was in my hand before I even thought about catching him. The
ninjababy was excited about being able to pet a 'wizard'. xD


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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Lol, I just caught a green anole and a green tree frog the other day. The south is good for catching lizards, snakes, frogs, etc
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tanikel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Photographer

Lucky!

 

I miss the south.  Used to be able to catch all kinds of awesome animals all day.  Maryland...not so much. 

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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I love it doen here, I went to Boston and DANG, cold, wet rainy, people talking funny...... It was fun, but still, it is hard to get directions because some of them have thick accents and eventually I just nod,thank them and walk away.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Photographer
Hahaha.  You're brave.  That accent is terrifying. 
Until I joined the Army, cold was sixty degrees.  xD
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Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I think Korea was more interesting, I ate from the side carts and from the fish market(had a restaurant upstairs) , you picked out a fish, shark , octopus or whatever they had and they cooked it for you. I went to the DMZ and we got to go to the North (Technically), we did not tour the North, all the guys on the other side had raybands and binoculars. 
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen an anole such as this. I grew up catching and taming the green ones. I just love them!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
Lucky! The green ones don't live down where I grew up. I had to go two hours north to see them. They're awesome lizards, haha.
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, they are! The crazy thing is they are quite easy to find around here and they sell them in pet stores!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   Photographer
Whaaat?  I didn't know they were sold for pets.  o.O
It does make sense, though.  They're pretty chill lizards.  My friends and I had a blast catching them and 'taming' them. 
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irrlicht71 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a wonderful animal! :floating:
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Photographer
I really love the small depth of field, and the simplicity of it! The colors are so fitting, and the detail of the lizard's head is very interesting. :heart:
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
It was definitely a challenge getting just their head in focus for this shot. xD
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the selective focus in this shot, and how you were able to include its reflection. Also the zigzag flow of light and dark through the picture is very appealing and the sine curve of brown seems to mirror the lizard's nose shape. I might have tried to get a shot with deeper depth of field so that both the lizard's head and its reflection's head were both in focus, and perhaps positioned at the horizontal thirds of the frame; however, this is an excellent close-up and you should be proud of capturing it. :clap:
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Legat1992 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Like it)nice shot)
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is too cool!
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asteronix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Great shot!
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Georden Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
n'aaaww, love these lil guys x3
we have mostly green anoles around here. and some fence lizards.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
Lucky!
We find those guys about two hours north in my grandparent's area. I love catching the fence lizards and running their bellies. xD
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh
yeah fence lizards are everywhere on our fences and trees. we have anoles all over our house, and snakes in our trees, and a few mole skinks here and there x3 i think I have pics of them in my gallery.
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What's that lizard with a red frill under it's neck? It's this lizard that raises it's head up, and some circular red flap of skin comes out. I've seen them in the Atlanta area.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
Yep! They're pretty parasitic in the south.
Apparently you can find them in pet stores now. :shrug:
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just curious, how long have you been in the Army?
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
Not long compared to most. It'll be four years in January.
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just wondering, when somebody enlists, they sign up for 8 years total but with a certain amount of time Active Duty? Like 4 years Active Duty and four years National Guard or Reserves? Or is it different?
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Photographer
Yeah, I think that the usual contracts or four or six years active with the remaining in the Individual Ready Reserve.
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What does getting "stop-lossed" mean?
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Photographer
I don't know too much about it outside of it being an involuntary extension of a soldier's contract. I've only heard about it being done to service members downrange.
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Child-of-Minerva Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cute!
I know, it's a lizard, but something makes it look like aged beauty.
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Neat!

-Doc
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
=D
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Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
daaaaaaaaaaaaw adorable!
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Ahahah, a wizard :giggle:

Awesome job on this!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
Gotta love little boys. xD
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Yep!
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Braginskey Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist

Love the focusing and effects that it adds to the picture.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! It was a challenge to get this shot, especially with him closing his eyes all the time. xD
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Braginskey Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist

I can imagine!
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kin-tori Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great photography, love this picture. ^_^
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
:dance:
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