Common Lizard at Watts Bank

Keeping to my ‘promise’ to only post reasonable shots I’m pleased to say that our local lizards are back in town. They live at the edge of the car park at work, on a grassy bank that is a rare urban example of Downs grassland. There’s not much of it, but a key part of the local green corridor.

This is the view from the bank towards the car park. My office is in the PortaKabin on the right.

Watts Car Park at University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb campus

The lizards tend to hang out in the corner, near the edge. There were three out today, keeping close to a rusting pipe that has been dumped in the undergrowth. I suffered a little bit of wrong-lens complex (I just had a 50mm lens with me, not my zoom or macro). This shot is the best of those I got of the lizards. It’s a nice pose and not too much grass in the way.

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Common lizard at the edge of Watts Bank, University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb

Camera note: both photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens.

3 Comments

  1. derwandersmann March 15, 2017 at 3:40 am #

    Pretty damned good shot, for using the wrong lens!

  2. Darko March 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    And it was on alert, as they always are 🙂 Nice shot!!!

  3. Words March 31, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    The lizards are just beginning to emerge. We need a few more warm days.

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