Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Some days, when I am out photographing, everything just lines up right and I have no problem getting the shot that I want. On other days, nothing seems to go right.
During this particular vacation, I fought with a cactus (puncture wounds treated with antibiotic), got caught by a wave while swimming in a shallow water situation and crashed against some coral (cuts and abrasions sterilized with Dominican rum), got some sand caught under a sandal strap while walking a few miles along the beach (more abrasions and antiseptic), but at least I have no sunburn stripes and peeling to show off this time around.
To substitute for the peeling, here is a shot of a small lizard in the process of molting.
Just as I was approaching a large tree, this little lizard came out of a small hole near the base. It didn’t race away in a hurry but rather just kept going around to the other side of the tree trunk each time that I tried to move in a bit closer to take its picture.
Bananaquit: There were lots of these little birds around but seeing them and photographing them were two quite different challenges Whenever I had the camera with me, they seemed to find a shaded, tangled web of vegetation to sit in and were constantly flitting about. This is a new one to add to my list.
I don’t have an i.d. guide for lizards so you can call this one Charlie if you like or maybe he’s a she in which case Liz might do.
Another first for me. This one is the female of the species. THere were males in the area but none would pose for me.