Today was definitely a day for Brown Anoles. I saw them everywhere in the yard, all ages and sizes. It was a gray day today, mostly overcast with everything still damp from the rain yesterday.
There was a big handsome male on one of the palm trees, brave and confident enough to sit still while I took photos. You can see the chevron pattern on his back that indicates he’s a male. You can also see that at some point he lost part of his tail (which often happens to anoles) and a new tail has grown which doesn’t have the colors and markings of the rest of his body. Settings were f/6.3, 1/100, ISO 400.
A close-up of his face. There’s a crest rising along his neck, the beginning of a territorial display–this is his palm tree! Settings were f/8, 1/80, ISO 400.
This young female Brown Anole was my favorite anole of the day. You can tell she’s a female by the markings on her back–a central light colored line down her back surrounded by irregular wavy shapes. She was sitting on the fence over the lantana, watching what was going on below her. Settings were f/8, 1/125, ISO 400.
Suddenly she moved so fast that she was a blur of motion. Settings were f/8, 1/160, ISO 400.
She had caught a little moth flying up out of the plants below. Settings were f/8, 1/125, ISO 400.
She ate the whole thing in a minute or two, even the wings. Settings were f/8, 1/160, ISO 400.
And then she looked over at me. Settings were f/8, 1/125, ISO 400.
A larger female anole came closer, maybe looking for a moth of her own. I like the markings on this one. Settings were f/8, 1/125, ISO 400.
This little male came over too. Settings were f/8, 1/160, ISO 400.
I saw this last little Brown Anole in an old palm frond that was lying by the shed. I like the colors of the anole with the colors of the dried frond. I didn’t get a good look at this little one before it took off, so I don’t know if it was a male or female. Settings were f/7.1, 1/100, ISO 320.