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Green Iguana

Green Iguana
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-15
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-15 8:28
Viewed: 2027
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

A different kind of shots from my side :), at least in the last days as I have posted floral pictures.

This is a shot I took from Green Iguana in the Zoo when it was taking rest, may be fed of the visitors coming to see it often. I took just few shots to get the detailed texture of its mysterious skin. It even changed it color to green before I started taking pictures. It was amazing!

This was an indoor shot and I opted for higher ISO numbers in order to get better quality by lesser noise in the picture.

Hope you like it.

Kind regards,



ISO=640, Focal length=92 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

VicZik, jan515, mvdisco, chrisJ, marine-coeur, suzley, brech, Fortuna, Teresat, jean11-3 has marked this note useful
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Hi Paras, Superb focus and excellent light and exposure management. I like te POV and sharp details. Well done, TFS

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-15 9:03]

Excellent fokus lieber Paras,
Magnificent building in the photo, it's wonderfully done.
Beautiful colors and portret of reptiles with very good composition.
My best regards.

hi Paras,

awesome shot, I appreciate you for this capture.

Love it.

Abid Changazi

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-15 9:11]

Superb, technically perfect photo, beautiful iguana, pin sharp details, excellent light

Hi Paras,
Excellent POV. and DOF. of this Green Iguana in the Zoo,
Nice détails and sharp presentation.
good naturels colors and light,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-15 9:30]

Hi Paras

Quite a change in color, saturation & texture from the flowers! The profiled view of the lizard works well and sharpness is impeccable. Tfs!

Great shot . Beautiful colors and details .regards Zoran

Not the most beautiful creature on earth but you make it look its best here photographically speaking Paras , quite an impressive reptile appreciated in such a close-up , you have managed the light very well for an indoor photo, my only niggle is the focus appears set a couple cms short of the eye itself but the iguana stands out with great clarity i reckon , the lack of noise has resulted in acquiring some rermarkable definition here , considering the use of a low speed/wide aperture it is certainly is an outstanding capture my friend .
Have a pleasant week,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-04-15 10:53]

Hi Paras,

What a superb close-up on this iguan! The details of textures are so well defined!
Excellent exposure and rendering of colors.
Superb image!


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-15 11:34]

Hi Paras,
For me this is a monster! I will never be able to capture a photo of this horrible creature! A very sharp close-up of this Green Iguana with such sharp details despite the ISO 640!
An interesting POV and a nice pose from this horrible creature.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

An amazing details and also his pensive eye expression with our Dear photographer…what a moment of silence (the image explain all) great lights and colours and frame well done PARAS BHALLA.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-15 13:10]
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Good Evening Paras.

There are many treats on offer here tonight with some special images posted, but none more so than this excellent capture. I am amazed at the amount of detail on show here, every scale, crisp, clear and full of tone.The light you had was a dear friend to you, it illuminates i a way that it throws the subject out at you.
An instant Fave, thankyou. TFS

Stv :0))

Awesome capture of this iguana! Their armor skin make them look so formidable. Sharp details and great lighting. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hardly a beautiful creature but highly interesting with so many types of skin. When I visited the zoo the low light was problematic and when I opted for higher ISO the grain increased perceptably. Perfectly exposed wit no trace of grain. The definition, clarity and colour are excellent.

Wow Paras...Too much sharpness and deatils for me...( I am kiding) ...to ral. Grat work...bah...
um abraço

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-15 18:39]

Hi Paras,
An amazing shot. Absolutely crisp in sharpness. The details are amazing. Looks like something from the Jurassic Park. Come to think of it, this guy is related to the jurassic monsters.

Hi Paras...beautiful shot of this Iguana..excellent focus and details. Very nice work.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-15 20:37]


quel captage de cet hygouane sueprbe quel rendu sur sa peau, comme on voit bien les détial de son corsp vraiment impressionant comme iamge superbe.

Bravo et maitié


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-04-15 20:53]
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How many textures & colour hues does this creature have? and you have caught all of them, with sharp details & clarity Paras Very well taken indeed.

I'm slightly confused,when you mention in your notes that you
opted for a higher ISO in order to get better quality,by lesser noise in the picture? It is my understanding that one uses the lowest ISO setting to achieve this? Definately not a critique of your image,it's first rate,but more a critique of your statement.
Best Regards

Hi Paras,
Incredible texture and designs on the iguana's "armor" captured so well that we can admire every single little detail. Excellent colors, sharpness and DOF.
It's very unfortunate that so many of these poor humble creatures are kept as pets in homes, so far off from their natural habit and so many times left to die due to poor assistance.
I trust that this one was luckier even though it's living in captivity.

Bom dia Paras,

Wonderful shot with fantastic details and colors.
Focus is spot on and light/sharpness simply superb!


Hello Paras, as someone has already stated,I can't believe the range of textures on the skin of the lizard!You have captured them magnificently.
The bokeh complements the scene.
The light was perfect for you.
Regards Jean.

This is an outstandingly beautiful shot on all levels!One can really enjoy the details and colors of this magnificent animal in'National Geographic'style.All the best,Otto.

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