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Wishing Bayram a Speedy Recovery

Wishing Bayram a Speedy Recovery
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS, 1.5 Teleconverter
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram, Bayram's Favorites-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-20 7:30
Viewed: 6355
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Iguana

Green, or common, iguanas are among the largest lizards in the Americas, averaging around 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length and weighing about 11 pounds (5 kilograms).

They are also among the most popular reptile pets in the United States, despite being quite difficult to care for properly. In fact, most captive iguanas die within the first year, and many are either turned loose by their owners or given to reptile rescue groups.

The green iguana's extensive range extends from the rain forests of northern Mexico, through Central America and the Caribbean Islands, down as far as southern Brazil. They spend most of their lives in the canopy, descending only infrequently to mate, lay eggs, or change trees.

Primarily herbivores, iguanas are active during the day, feeding on leaves, flowers, and fruit. They generally live near water, and are excellent swimmers. If threatened, they will leap from a branch, often from great heights, and escape with a splash to the water below. They are also tough enough to land on solid ground from as high as 40 feet and survive.

Their stout build gives them a clumsy look, but they are fast and agile on land. They have strong jaws with razor-sharp teeth and sharp tails, which make up half their body length and can be used as whips to drive off predators. They can also detach their tails if caught and will grow another without permanent damage.

Other members of the iguana family include the Fiji Island banded iguana, the desert iguana, and the Galįpagos Islands marine iguana. Their appearance, behavior, and endangered status vary from species to species.

National Geographic

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-20 7:33]

Hello Jane, what a beautiful capture of this iguana and great dedication to our supervisor Bayram. I am sure he will love this.
TFS and regards,


I think the pose and expression of your iguana are perfect, Jane. The angle of the rock adds energy to the shot. The only nit is cutting off his fingertips. It's a nice shot.

Evelynn ; )

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-20 8:40]

Hi Jane,
Beautiful capture and dedication for Bayram.I liked POV,details,expression on face a lot.
Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-20 8:42]

Hello Jane,
Great frontal POV in this photo. Good sharp focus and beautiful natural colours. The composition and DOF are excellent. A lot of expression from the eye. Very nice dedication.

Ciao Jane,
fantastica cattura, meravigliosa composizione per la postura dell'iguana con un'espressione sorprendente e sorpresa, grande intensitą anche nello sguardo, i bellissimi colori e BG "impercettibile" conferiscono all'immagine un straordinario impatto visivo.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-20 9:08]

What a fantastic creature, Jane! Wow! I didn't know Bayram was sick, well, I wish him a good recovery too. And this superb iguana shot will give him a strong feeling to come back and post some pictures on TN! Thank you!


Hi Jane,
I like this lively fellow punk! Very well portrayed, Jane. Nice dedication too.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-20 9:25]

Hello Jane,
Great shot of this iguana! Excelente detail and colour, very lighting. Lovely animal! Great work!

Hi Jane
Excellent shot of this intersting Green Iguana,
Great focusing,composition and POV.Welldone my friend.


Great shot of this Iguana Jane.
You are lucky to be able to photograph these.
They are amazing creatures!

I have to wonder if this one is eh kind used in moves....Very nice looking..and the sizes are always so deceptive. in this pose you give him great height...Not too saturated...good lines and tonals at minimum...

Ciao Jane, amazing portrait of fantastic creature, like an ancient drago, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jane
a fine posture and details of this green iguana. i am sure our supervisor Bayram will love this great dedication.
TFS and regards, Deniz

Hi Jane,
Very good capture of this 'cute' Iguana. Excellent pose and composition, sharp details.

Hi Sis Jane,
What a beauty and great surprise for me:). Now i recovered:). Thanks for your kind wishing and nice dedication to me. i love this. The posture of iguana and its facial expression superb. 1st class quality. i also love his tongue:). i am sure your love his foots:p.
Once more thanks for all Sister:)
All the best!
Take care!


Hello Jane

A lovely capture of this Green Iguana.
The pose you got it in is excellent.
Lovely texture and detail.
The POV and DOF are well done.


Hi Jane,

great dedication to our friend Bayram.
Nice pose and great dof and bg.
The only nit is cutting off his fingertips.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-21 4:10]

Hello Jane,WoW Bayram should love this. Fantastic shot. What an expression and moment you have captured here. Thanks for sharing this. Ganesh

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-21 12:51]

Hi jane I missed this fine shot yesterday i had to work late. This is somthing a bit different for you. You took a great face on shot. Its like he has a smile on his face, Great detail in the skin with such natural colours. well done TFS
Have a nice weekend.

Hello Jane,

Fantastic capture.
Excellent focus with great details.
Light, sharpness and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-21 13:17]

Hi Jane,this is a fantastic point of view!! Great and decisive moment to take the pic,i like a lot the iguana whit the open mouth,very very nice shot,my best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-21 14:47]

Haha! Great shot of this Iguana with a funny expression on his face :-)))
Very good pose.
Good lighting.
Well composed.
Very thoughtful dedication to Bayram :-)


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-21 19:49]

Hi Jane,
Outstanding shot of this awesome looking Green Iguana with immaculate sharpness, colours and details. Great pose captured on the rocks and I like the details on its scales and the "crest". Looks so huge and scary. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Hi Jane,
This is an excellent POV and an awesome pose - He looks like a bad - a*s!!
Very good detail, this image has tons of character :)
Great post!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-23 12:09]

Hello Jane! Quite a capture! Very nice pose and very sharp image. With the mouth open it's very impressive! Thanks!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-24 4:08]

Hello Jane,
WHat a brilliant capture of this impressive Iguana! I love its pose and the details and colours are excellent. Very well timed and I like the sharp focus on the eye too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Jane,
Splendid portrait of this iguana with superb details and colors captured. Lucy can't stand being too close to lizards, lol, so she wanted to know how you got so close.

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