A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, March 14, 2016

How to Photograph Lizards

Step 1.  You see the lizard, you stop!  Very slowly get your camera out and take a picture from where you are standing.  Don't move to a better position.  Take the picture from where you are.

Step 2.  Now slowly move in closer watching for an nervousness on the part of the lizard.
 If it appears he is getting ready to dart, stop and take your next picture.

Step 3.  Now you can slowly move to a better position and maybe get down to his level and get the really good shot and zip.........

 ...he's gone.  Well at least you have two in shots the camera.  Better than nothing.


  1. Good manual. Now a place where you can find them.

  2. He is aware of your shadow I think, something unusual is going on behind him....

  3. They are quick, aren't they. But a good shot.

  4. Pretty good advice for photographing anything in this digital age, sometimes that first glimpse is the best and too much fiddling around to get that perfect shot loses as much as it gains. Although there are lizards in this country you seldom see them.

  5. Good advice - some sort of shot is better then none at all. I think the same process applies to photographing butterflies!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. Ha, ha! Yes, it's almost impossible to get a good closeup of a lizard. They're too quick.


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