Chameleon on Our Tree!

Chameleon on Our Tree!

The other day when my wife and me were enjoying our garden we suddenly noticed something green move on one of the ropes of our hammock, which is hanging on a huge tree. On closer inspection this turned out to be a Chameleon! The Chameleon had second thoughts and headed back to the tree, and I headed home to grab my camera. Luckily, I was able to locate it climbing up the tree, and even managed to grab a nice shot!

What do I like about this photo? The beautiful subject, of course, complete with the incredible camouflage it has. If you wouldn't know a Chameleon was there you would have never spotted it! The amount of details is huge (do enlarge the photo), including wonderful details on the head. We even have a glitter in the eye! I used an open shutter to create a shallow depth of field, which really makes the Chameleon stand out since its in focus and the background is not.

What would I want to improve? The depth of field is a bit too shallow - the tail is not in focus. In hindsight I should have closed the shutter a bit more to get the tail into focus as well.

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