Apr 212012
 

I started my day with the hopes of capturing a few photos of the elusive dark blue Hummingbird that I have been spotting every day in the flower bed. But it has been proving too fast to be captured on my phone the only equipment I have when I come down every morning to drop my daughter for her school bus.
So today I came down armed with my Nikon D7000 and 55-300 lens hoping to be faster than the hummingbird. 
But the hummingbird had other plans and had decided to take off the moment it saw me equipped with my gear. I wanted to head back to my own nest perched on the 16th floor, but as I was turning around I spotted a Chameleon also called Oriental garden lizard (Calotes versicolor), trying to climb out of the shade into the warmth of sunlight.
I clicked a few pictures and decided to look for more. I could find 2 more of his brethren in the complex.  Since the walls of the complex are painted white I could not spot them in the colors of political parties they support. Below is the pic of the first one, eyeing me suspiciously.

Karma chameleon

Oriental Garden Lizard

Coming Out To Enjoy Sunlight

Please click here to see more of them. Each picture is of a different individual chameleon.

If you came here looking for the song by the British band Culture Club please click here

Thanks for reading.


Correction>  There are no Hummingbirds found in India, what I saw was a Sunbird as I later learned and recently one of the readers an avid birder Mr. S.S. Cheema also pointed out. ( check comments )


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  7 Responses to “Karma Chameleon”

Comments (7)
  1. one small update – India does not have Humming Birds. They are only found in Americas (both north and south). What you are likely referring too is Purple Sunbird.

    • You are absolutely right Sir.. I wrote this post before I learned about the difference between Hummingbirds Vs Sunbirds 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and pointing out, it is such a privilege to have wonderful readers like you visiting my blog:). I am adding a correction in the post.

  2. Thanks Joshidaniel

  3. this looks really great 🙂

  4. Thanks Kannaji and Ramakant. Do check the other pics on the link to FB

    Thanks

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