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Iguana at Tulum

Iguana at Tulum
Photo Information
Copyright: Rupert Pitts (ru1) (16)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-09
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, Hoya Circular Polariser
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-23 23:11
Viewed: 4533
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken while on holdiday in Mexico. There were loads of iguanas at Tulum and this picture was one of the best.

Many thanks for the critiques. I wondered about the 'species in the sea'. but thought they added a sense of scale and perspective, and really quite like the 'veneer' of tourism against the unchanged environment of hundreds of years.

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Hi Rupert,
Welcome to TN!
You captured this iguana in a nice pose, great sharpness and details.
It looks to me like the spirit of the Maya... still watching the sea. I like the contemplative mood of this picture.
Best regards,

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-02-23 23:43]

good focus interesting composition and nice use of DOF

Hi Rupert,
I would have cloned the species in the sea:-) and it would have been a superb image for TrekNature.
Wonderful animal;great detail.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-02-24 16:57]

Hola Rupert.- Bella foto, esta "Iguana" parece estar disfrutando de la hermosa vista de las costas de "Cancun". Saludos Luis52.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-25 3:32]

A warm welcome to TN, Rupert.
What a wonderful POV and pose of this iguana.
I remember the incredible blue of the water and the fine white sand at Tulum. They make a fantastic background.
The iguana seems to be looking over his realm.
Thank you for sharing. : )

Hello Rupert,
Looks like he is checking out how the tourists behave on the beach!
Wonderful details in the iguana, in this very well composed image...
Welcome to TrekNature, keep posting fine images like this and have fun!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-25 5:26]

Hi Rupert and a warm welcome to TN

This is an outstanding capture!
The sharpness and definition of the textures on this iguana are simply fantastic and the pose you managed to capture it in is just superb! It also gave you a gorgeous perspective in the BG - with that very nice beach - but more importantly it blurred the BG nicely, isolating your subject beautifully.
The colors are also lovely and very well saturated and the exposure is excellently managed, as well.
Perhaps the only nit (if it can be called that) is the fact that your subject is positioned in the center of the shot. Maybe by placing it somewhere in the first third from the left would give you a better composition - with more room in the direction the iguana is looking.
Anyway...this are very small details and are actually very subjective.
All-in-all a splendid post!

Bravo and TFS

A wonderful shot !
An amazing POV, fine details, excelent composition and colors !
The lizard is king of his realm :)


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