Four years ago, when me and Susie were just starting out with our new hobby, "photography", our then new photographer buddy "Erick" told us that we could find Madagascar geckos at Foster Garden. So we set out to search for them. I blogged about our adventure here.
After that excursion Landon told me that there were a lot of these geckos at KCC's cactus garden. Since then, I visited the garden often but never ever saw a single gecko . . . until Saturday . . . when me and Lorene were out there for her photo shoot. She actually saw them first. With wide eyes she pointed and said, "They just better not jump on me!" Lo was my subject that day, not the geckos, so I vowed to return.
And I did . . . yesterday, after work. They were so skittish, that as soon as I approached, they dug out and disappeared. I stood still, not moving, with damn choke mosquitoes having a feast on me somehow knowing that I dared not slap them for fear that my sudden movements would scare away the geckos.
They started reappearing . . . just peeking at first.
Watching my every move.
Then they slowly started coming out again.
Maybe they trusted me now.
These pictures are mostly cropped. I was using my 100mm macro lens. They let me get a little close but not too close.
I usually put my favorite shot first, but this time I saved it for last. Looks like he's smiling for me. I was there for only 1/2 hour before I ran out of light. I wanna go back again. Anybody wanna join me? I'll show you where they are.
update - In a week, the goya got taller, I also notice a mushroom growing too. I had to bring EVERYTHING indoors because they are not only painting, but re-doing the...
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