Flap-Necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

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Here's a photo I took earlier. I was testing out my Sigma 50mm f/2.8 MF Macro lens on the D100. This isn't an amazing photo, manual focus takes a little getting used to going through the D100's viewfinder (it's not as large or clear as my N90s's).

Flap-Necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)
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I'll probably get some more of this guy over the next couple of weeks in a more naturalistic setting, and without the plastic plants, hehe.
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Man that is a cool chameleon, are the green spots on him part of him camaflouging?
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[great blue sea]Hey there chameleon lying there in the sun[/great blue sea]

Cool picture, but I think that a good picture idea would be one with alot of contract to the charmeleon, or one where he is almost completely hidden. Just a thought
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Contrary to popular belief, Chameleons do not change their colour to blend in with their surroundings :)

They, like most reptiles, change their colour according to factors such as available heat & light (darker colours absorb more heat), stress level, mating/threat displays as well as overall health and a coupla other things...

If you want a chameleon with Contrast, check out some of the Panther Chameleons that my friend keeps..

Anubis - Amibole Panther Chameleon
Geryon - Ambanja Panther Chameleon
Clouseau - Ankaramy Panther Chameleon (AKA "Pink Panther" Chameleon)
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wow, I didn't know that about chameleons. How come sometimes they do look like there surroundings, but come to think of it, I don't think I have seen a picture where one has. Funny some of the things you where taught end up not being true. Such as the whole australia water flush thing.
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Darwin in action :)

They look like their surroundings in nature mostly due to evolution. The ones that don't look like their surroundings get eaten by predators. The ones that remain are the ones that more naturally blend in with their surrounding habitats. They pass on their genes, and so do their offspring :)
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mmmm tasty red lizard!
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I actually prefer the all green ones, or the sunburst ones like:
http://www.frantzherp.com/product_info. ... cts_id/179
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Yeah, Troy who runs Frantz Herpetological has some REAL nice chameleons. He was at the Tampa show last November, and the veiled chameleons he had with him at the time were just GORGEOUS.

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