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photoblog image Guard Lizard

Guard Lizard

"Move on, Buster, or I might step down from this fence and tear a chunk out of your leg!"

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Shot just a minute or so after yesterday's guard dog.

Guard Lizard

"Move on, Buster, or I might step down from this fence and tear a chunk out of your leg!"

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Shot just a minute or so after yesterday's guard dog.

comments (12)

I'd be less afraid of this fellow than the dog. Love the photo.
Ray: That seems like a valid judgement, Mary. The lizard is harmless, and has much more to fear from humans than they of it.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 8 Apr 2008, 00:48
LOL at Mary. He does look pretty tame, Ray, but he could be giving the ole' evil eye, I'm sure. I guess you would know.
Ray: Hi Ginnie.
It is a harmless lizard...of the kind that up-country Thais view as free-range food.
I took this picture just a minute or so after the guard-dog one from yesterday, and thought it rather funny to have them connected by the concepts of "fence and "private property". If you have the patience to follow-on with tomorrow's post you might realise what a "strange" sense of humour I am forced to carry as a millstone around my neck.
This is good, the DOF is perfect, I really like the blurred background colours.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Ray: Thanks, Nigel. I was doing everything in slow motion so as to not startle the little guy...might have helped me to get the focus OK for a change!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2008, 08:00
He sure is watching you Raytongue
but may be he was watching the dog more just incase he was on the menu for lunchgrin
lovely shot and great use of DOF.smile
Ray: Ha Ha. I think people eat these little guys more than dogs do, Tracy...he was watching me very closely. I am glad you like this shot.
  • Astrid
  • the netherlands
  • 8 Apr 2008, 11:05
Ray, I have been reading your reply to Ginnie, for me Ray, your sense of humor can never be too strange, the stranger the better, I like it....grin, I love this little fella just looking over the brick wall, he has a kind of majestic look at you.....'who do you think you are, yes you, with that thing in front of your face, are you taking a picture, that is gonna cost you, Buster!!!!' tongue
Great DOF.
Ray: He/She does seem to be wearing an "I am altogether superior to you" expression.
I try to not take this photography thing too seriously, Astrid...it is more fun that way.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Apr 2008, 12:22
The guard izard looks very curious and wise - for curiosity is the beginning of all science and wisdom- I love its scaly, grey-coloured 'scin' -and say: "Come on, my darling!- I never would step you down!"
Ray: I really like the appearance of this little lizard, too, Philine...it gives the impression it is analysing the situation...I am not sure they are that smart though...
Probably its survival logic goes a bit like this:
* If something is smaller than me then I will eat it.
* If something is bigger than me then I will keep away from it so it doesn't eat me.
Impressionnante cette netteté, chapeau !
Ray: Thank you, missparis...you are very kind!
magnifique portrait, les couleurs sont très belles.
Ray: Thank you, marietom...that is a very encouraging thing to say.
Great capture. The DOF is perfect. I am amazed by the details given by your 400mm lens!
Ray: Thanks, Richard. The more I use that lens, the more impressed I am by its qualities. I am now quite comfortable even shooting "macro" pics, as I shall demonstrate in the next couple of pictures.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Apr 2008, 21:29
Such a sharp image. The look on his face is priceless!
Ray: Looks like a "superior" expression, don't you think? And, I think I got the focus about right...for a change!
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2008, 22:45
Beautiful detail on this little guy, and the dof and background colour are gorgeous. (:o)
Ray: You are very generous, Roz. Actually, I was quite happy with this shot, too.
Very detailed and clean ! I like the background too but I'm not so sure about the piece of stone a bit too big for me smile
Ray: Thank you, Zebigleb. I cropped some fence, but had difficulty deciding how much to leave.

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