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.
|Coming Out To Enjoy Sunlight|
Please click here to see more of them. Each picture is of a different individual chameleon.
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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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