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green iguana

green iguana
Photo Information
Copyright: ziggy Siedleczka (mumek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-09
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/2.2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lizards - Lagartos - Lézards, Reptiles - Iguanas 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-09 16:42
Viewed: 7089
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The green iguana is found over a large geographic area, from Mexico to southern Brazil and Paraguay, as well as on the Caribbean Islands.
. Green iguanas have good senses of hearing and smell, and superb vision. Their long tail is also quite sharp, and is snapped in the air as a defense mechanism. The tail can also break off if caught by a predator, but grows back without permanent damage. Green iguana skin is very water resistant, and tough to avoid cuts and scratches. The coloring of the skin helps camouflage the green iguana, which means that they blend in easily to their surroundings to remain, undetected by predators. If they are detected however, and need to escape quickly, these iguanas can dive from trees into water, and swim well. Green iguanas are quite sturdy-- they can fall 40-50 feet to the ground without getting hurt! Male green iguanas have a special flap of skin called the dewlap. Male iguanas can raise their dewlap to appear bigger than they really are, either to intimidate predators, or to impressive females. Both male and female green iguanas can store fat under their jaws and in their necks for times when there is not much food available.
Iguanas live in tropical rainforest areas, generally in lower altitudes in areas near water sources, such as rivers or streams. They spend most of their time high in the forest canopy, about 40-50 feet above the ground.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-09 16:48]

Excelente imagen de estos bellos ejemplares Ziggy.
Gran agudeza, maravilloso colorido y POV.
El DOF es más que aceptable, sobre todo leyendo que usaste un F2.2 en este caso.

Excellent image of these beautiful exemplars Ziggy.
Great sharpness, wonderful colorful and POV.
The DOF is than acceptable more, mainly reading that you used a F2.2 in this case.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-09 20:34]

Splendid green iguanas, Ziggy.
Good composition.
Bright colors. Good DOF and sharpen. TFS.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-10 2:31]

A nice shot Ziggy.
Excellent composition and I like the vivid greens.
Nice and sharp with good DoF.
Very well done.

wow...very sharp.
nice colour, good composition.

Great shot very good colors a details, good note.

Hi Ziggy

What wonderful colours. Do they glow in the dark? *LOL* This image is stunning. Thanks for sharing

Very good Ziggy.You've caught them in an interesting pose.Good clarity and good notes.Handsome creatures.

Very good Ziggy, very nice composition and beutiful creatures. At first sight I would desaturate greens, but yuo have seen them, maybe they really are so green.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-10 14:00]

They are very colourful when they are so young. Good photo Ziggy, the colours and details are very good.

Ziggy, I like this for the curious head turn/pose of the center Iguana and the two togehter make such a lovely pair! ;-) I like the lighting I see and the overlapping forearms as they crowd each other to get into your shot!! Great post!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-19 15:22]

Very nice capture, great colours and light,sharpness,Pov too.
Well done Ziggy !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-31 12:56]

Ziggy, to me, perfect photo. Vivid shades of green nice POV, composition, DOF and pose.



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