Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

a chameleon peeping out from its "hiding" place


Here are some shots of chameleon we saw at the Mascarin Botanical Garden, La Réunion.

its curled long tail

It’s called lendormi in creole. It means “the sleepy”. I guess it’s because it moves quite slowly.

the "spiny" back

When taking a picture of it, avoid using the flash. It will make them blind. Without their eyesight, it would be difficult for them to find food. And they will die eventually. So, please refrain from using the flash *smiles*.

a close-up shot

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22 comments:

Shelly said...

Amazing shots. I've never seen a chameleon so close.

Happy WW!

napaboaniya said...

Woah!! The eyes are a little freaky looking but the colors are very vibrant and nice :)

June said...

That's one ugly guy...love the photo with his tail!

Stacie said...

Amazing photo's You caught them well!

Grampy said...

Excellent Pictures. I think they are cute.

SandyCarlson said...

These are marvelous photos. He is turquoise! I would love to touch his bumpy skin.

Cheryl @ Word Quilts said...

Fantastic photos! The colors are so rich and clear I can almost see him move. The eye does creep me out a bit....thanks for stopping by my site.

katherine said...

Great shots..Thanks for sharing this photos. Happy WW.

sweet bay said...

Fantastic pictures! That coloration is wild, and wonderful!

Indrani said...

Incredible!
I loved the tail.

Moms On The Go said...

Great pictures, he has great colors

The Bumbles said...

Thanks for sharing his/her curly-Q tail - I think the eye is really cool too.

storyteller said...

WOW ... what AMAZING shots of this stunning creature! Just lovely and COLORFUL too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Nussaibah said...

Great shots :) I was like, "OMG what is that?" when the page loaded. The colours are simply great =)

Karen said...

Wow, fantastic captures! I doubt I'd get that close ;-) Thank you for your compliments on my WW! Have a great day!

BK said...

Amazing close up with the chameleon.

Will said...

Those a great shots, Lareine! And what a beautiful creature. Happy belated WW and Happy Independence Day!

Briony said...

wow soooo cool!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Very well taken.

lareine said...

to everybody: thank you very much for dropping by... i really appreciate the visits and the encouraging comments... and i'm sure mr.chameleon feels the same way, too :)...

lisaschaos said...

He is just too much! fells like I could touch his rough skin if I tried!

lisaschaos said...

Dang, feels - not fells!

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