“Daddy, there’s a lizard in the garden.”

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A newt,mistaken for a lizard, resting in our garden.

The other day my daughters came running through the house claiming there was a lizard in our garden. I went to take a look and found this little thing. I’ve done a bit of research and I’ve identified it as a smooth newt.

The kids were fascinated by it. Despite having its resting place disturbed by two youngsters, it stayed for quite some time in a tub that was by our back door.

As is my habit on a Sunday, I have added this picture to the #MySundayPhoto linky. I confess there were numerous other images I wanted to add, by my workhorse of a camera, a trusty Samsung that I have come to love, has developed a couple of faults and it doesn’t look good.

Pretty much every image I’ve taken for the past week has been a failure. This was the only photograph that was worth reproducing (although the reflection in the water is unfortunate). It was taken in colour but I converted it to black and white and I think the contrast works quite well (Technical details for those interested: f-stop 5.6, shutter speed 1/160 second, ISO 200, focal length 45mm).

I hope you like it. Please do think of me over the next few days as I try and source a replacement camera!


26 thoughts on ““Daddy, there’s a lizard in the garden.””

    1. To be honest, I’m probably going to use this as an excuse to upgrade to an SLR from my bridge camera. Glad you liked the newt.

  1. Poor you! That’s not good news about the camera 🙁 I must say mine isn’t as good as it used to be either – I don’t seem to be able to take action shots any more, which is a shame when my kids are always running, dancing or playing football or rugby. I think it’s the lens, but I can’t afford a new one.
    PS Very interesting discovery in your garden!

  2. My girls always call worms “snakes” when they see them! Newts always give me the creeps as when I was a kid my friend had an outdoor swimming pool and I always had to share it with hundreds of them, not very nice!

  3. I love the contrast, we’ve found frogs in the garden but no ‘lizards’ Hope you get the camera sorted soon

    Thank you for linking up

  4. Hope you can get your camera fixed soon!! I always worry when there’s something up with mine but it’s usually a setting. That newt looks very calm and relaxed!

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