With all this warm (HOT) weather we've been having, the lizards are in their glory. Up in Annadel Park where I go to play several days each week, these little guys are always under foot along the trails. You really have to watch your step at times for they will change their mind three quarters the way across the trail and go back from where they came. This is not too bad if hiking, but when running along the trail they can prove to be a challenge to avoid. Anyone watching me from afar, would think I was doing ballet moves. Worse of all though is when I am riding my mountain bike. It all happens so fast. Fortunately I have yet to run over one although I have seen many causalities. If I ever hit one, it would ruin my day. Well, his too I suppose.
On photographing lizards: When you first see one, don't make any sudden movements and grab a picture (see top photo). Then you slowly move in and take a second picture (see above photo). Next you ever so slowly move even closer (see photo below).
Then you really push your luck and move in even a little closer still and...dang, he ran off. That is why there is no photo below.
And that is how you photograph lizards.