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How I Got The Shot: Too Hot To Handle

A few days later I was once again at the course and decided to visit the cluster once more — not expecting to better my mantis shots. So I was astonished to find a recently hatched Flap-Necked Chameleon at the same place. Well, I can tell you that about 800 photographs later, from every possible angle and setting and what with a bit of coaxing of said chameleon on my part... I was well satiated with some lovely captures.

How I Got the Shot: Dandelion Chameleon

On a recent shoot to Wingate Golf Club I was walking the rough, looking for insects to photograph. I was lucky enough to find a very small flap-neck chameleon. It was only about 50 mm in length and walking along the ground in rather a hurry, possibly frightened by my clumsy footsteps. I thought I would get in front of it and lie on the ground to get down to its level, and to my great surprise it climbed up a dandelion.

How I Got the Shot – Painted Reed Frog at Rest

With no travel planned over December, and the Mashonaland Photographic Society deadline looming, I realised I needed to get out and about and make a concerted effort to take some sort of photograph to submit.

I wandered around the garden for hours, looking for insects and bugs. I managed to find a couple of possible entries but nothing that really felt like it would catch the judges’ attention. I also used this time to get to know the Nikon D4 as opposed to the Nikon D7100 I normally use.