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I love the sun

I love the sun
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-26
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 75-300
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 5:42
Viewed: 5355
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Iguana male enjoyes the sun. It was funny to see.

Out of Wikipedia free encyclopedia:
Although iguana can refer to other members of the lizard family Iguanidae, this article concerns members of the genus Iguana. For information on other genera, see Iguanas. For an article on the information on the species of iguana most commonly kept as pets, see Green iguana.

Iguanas tend to have tall, flat plates jutting from their back like spines, when adult. Several species of this genus are common as pets, especially the Green Iguana in the United States and Canada, which can easily grow to six feet long, even in captivity. When treated well they can be docile, litterbox trainable, and even walked on a leash. Such pets are either crèche-raised, or harvested from the wild in Mexico. The average life span of a well taken care of pet iguana is usually 20 years. Captured iguanas kept as pets tend to be thin and nervous, often dying from side-effects of the stress of adapting to captivity - though if they're given a large swimming area in which to hide, their chances of survival improve, as they live on streambanks in the wild, diving in when alarmed or for other reasons. As they are cold-blooded creatures, they thrive in humid climates.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-08 6:05]
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Hi viv,

A very nice shot of this iguana,the composition has got nice colors and the picture is sharp and got good details,the only thing is that I wonder how you know it is a male?

Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-08 7:01]

Hi Viv
Excellent capture of this iguana in a habitat type environment. I love the composition with the reptile basically covering (snaking) the whole frame and the colours are rich and well saturated. The DOF is great showing good details on the lizard. The exposure was very well handled with only a small nit namely the over exposure on the head. Now, I do realise there is not really much you could have done about that, since the exposure on the rest of the photo is perfect. It is a great pity that the head reflected all that bad unwanted light though.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-08 8:31]

Ha Vivian,

Apart beest deze leguaan. Mooie kleuren en opvallende houding.



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-08 14:04]

I do like the POV on this iguana, Vivien.
Excellent details and interesting colors.
I know that the green iguanas can have a lot of orange in them.
I wonder why this one is completely orange. Is it a juvenile?
The way it straddles the branches makes for a great composition.
TFS. : )

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-11 21:43]

Hi Vivian,
Very nice shot!
Great POV, the details and colours are excellent.
Thanks for sharing!

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