There's a Lizard Lookin' At You!

Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda)

Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda)
Location:  Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

I know I've posted several other photos of the Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda) on this blog, but I just love these colorful little guys.  This head-on shot was captured with my 105 mm macro lens.

This individual always hangs out around my back porch.   I see it nearly every day.


Craig Wilson said...

Love the colours, details and DOF - great work!

Hildegarde said...

Wow, wished I had such one in my garden. Wonderful shot !!

Leedra said...

He is so cute. I am new to your blog (thanks for visiting mine), so I have not seen the other post yet, but I like this picture.

BNS said...

@ Craig - Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it.

@ Hildegarde - Thanks. Yes, we have quite a few of these geckos around our garden.

@ Leedra - Thank you very much for visiting. I hope you will return.


Catherine said...

Great capture! What a beautiful lizard!~I love the teal~blue color on his eyelids! I have lots of lizards in my garden, none quite so pretty and colorful though!

Jinghui said...

Great capture ! Love the colours of the Gecko, very nice DOF to capture the head of the Gecko only.

This little Gecko looks very friendly ! Look at its pose for you when you were taking its "portrait" ;)

kml said...

He looks like he is smiling - you caught him perfectly!

BNS said...

@ Cat - Thanks. Yes, I think this is the prettiest lizard in Hawaii.

@ Jinghui - Thank you. He was a very cooperative photo subject: he stayed perfectly still for a few minutes.

@ Kathy - Thanks. I thought he looked like he was smiling, too.


roentarre said...

What an amazing capture. Love the depth of field

BNS said...

Thanks Roentarre.


TucsonSal said...

Outstanding photo. Do you feed it?

BNS said...

Hi Sally -

No, we don't feed this guy. We don't have to. He chases and eats all kinds of insects, and he's very good at it. :)