Photographer's Note

I got a zoom lens for Christmas, and Puerto Rico was the first chance I've really had to try it out. So while I was messing around with it near the hotel, shooting waves crashing on rocks and other nearby sights, I happened to glance down and see this small gecko creeping along the edge of a wooden deck. I grabbed a few quick shots, most of which came out poorly (I'm still figuring out shutter speed requirements with a zoom). But I like this one a lot, as the gecko is just barely within a spot of sunlight, staring out over the expanse below him (really just a few inches away, but at this zoom the DOF makes it look much further).

The gecko is a common small lizard found in warm climates around the world; these days it's probably best known in the US for a series of advertisements by the Geico Insurance corporation.

Larger version on Flickr, here. (I'm hesitant to post this because at greater resolution the slightly off focus is more noticeable).

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