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A Wise Eye

A Wise Eye
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Copyright: Wes Canepa (InI23) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 6 N: 29] (158)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-27
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 70-200mm F 2.8 EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/3000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Iguanas 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 13:01
Viewed: 3895
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot in the Galapagos. This land iguana posed for me in front of a patch of red succulents. I shot this photo nearly wide open to blur and detexturize the background.

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Hi Wes,
A warm welcome to TrekNature!!!
Excellent details on this portrait - great first post.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Wes,
Welcome with a good first post.
Nice BG colors and beautiful animal displayed.
Compo is abit personal; dsisplays very well the blurred red though.

Hello Wes,
A great shot here!
You did a great job with the background, so rich in color and soft in focus.
I like a lot the composition used, with the iguana coming into the frame from the left margin.
We can observe clear details and texture on the iguana's skin.
An excellent first post to inaugurate your gallery here in TN. Welcome!
Congratulations, thanks for share and greetings,

Great shot man. I like the extreme contrast between the subject and the background.

Hi Wes

Welcome to TN.

This is an amazing shot. Not only do you show impressive detail on the Iguana, but you have made eye contact and the background is fantastic. Nice work.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-24 7:20]

Bienvenido a TN Wes... una excelente captura para tu primera entrega con buena agudeza, foco y colorido, gracias al apropiado DOF e iluminación que brindad excelente detalles del reptil realzados por el correcto fondo difuso de la escena.
Ten cuidado con la pérdida de calidad en el procesado de la imagen, ya que esta tiene sólo 73Kb. cuando TN permite un máximo de 200Kb.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Welcome to TN Wes... an excellent capture for your first post with good sharpness, focus and colors, due to appropriate DOF and lighting that offers excellent details of the reptile enhanced by the correct diffuse bottom of the scene.
Be careful with the loss of quality in the processed of the image, since this has only 73Kb. when TN allows a maximum of 200Kb.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-24 17:00]

Hi Wes,
A great portrait of this iguana. Eye is wonderful and bg gives a great impact to the shot.
Welcome to TN,
José M.

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-01-28 4:52]

Hi Wes,

I like your picture! I've been to galapagos, too and it's really photographers heaven. I will also put other images of iguanas to TN.
I love your picture - only point of criticism, the open red part on the right is in my opinion to "dominant". I'd have cut a part off.

Anyway, great picture TFS,

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