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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-26
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-03 0:40
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Points: 18
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Iguana iguana (Linnaeus), 1758

The species was first officially described by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. In the two centuries since then, no less than 17 species and subspecies have been identified with all but one species (Iguana delicatissima) being found to be invalid.
Using nuclear and mitochondrial DNA-sequence data to explore the phylogenic history of the green iguana, scientists from Utah Valley State College studied animals collected from 17 different countries. The topology of phylogeny indicated that the species originated in South America and eventually radiated through Central America and the Caribbean. The study revealed no unique mitochondrial DNA haplotypes for subspecific status but did indicate the deep lineage divergence between Central and South American populations.
The word iguana is derived from a Spanish form of the Taíno name for the species: iwana. In some Spanish speaking countries, males of the species are referred to as gorrobo or ministro and juveniles are called iguanita or gorrobito.
The native range of the Green Iguana extends from southern Mexico to central Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and the Caribbean; specifically Grenada, Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Útila. They have been introduced to Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, Hawaii, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Green Iguanas are diurnal, arboreal, and are often found near water. Agile climbers, Iguana iguana can fall up to 50 feet (15 m) and land unhurt (iguanas use their hind leg claws to clasp leaves and branches to break a fall). During cold, wet weather, green iguanas prefer to stay on the ground for greater warmth. When swimming, an iguana remains submerged, letting its four legs hang limply against its side. They propel through the water with powerful tail strokes.
Because of the Green Iguana's popularity in the pet trade and as a food source in Latin America, they are listed on the CITES Appendix II, which means that while they are not an endangered species, "their trade must be controlled so as to not harm the species in the future.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/10 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-26 21:06
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 261 kb

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-03 1:49]

Ciao Sergio,
sguardo che ipnotizza! Soggetto fantastico ripreso in modo perfetto con grande profondità e dettaglio.
Sinceri complimenti
PS grazie per il consiglio!

Bonjour Sergio,
Bel Image que cet Iguane. Très bien composé, excellentes lumière et couleur, très belle netteté.

Ciao Sergio. Profondità strepitosa di pari passo dettaglio e nitidezza. Occhione espressivo a fuoco. Colori bellissimi.


Ciao Sergio, spettacolo questa iguana di un verde così intenso che esce fra queste foglie morte. Sei riuscito a catturare questo piccolo drago in maniera veramente favolosa. Un caro saluto, Paolo

Ciao Sergio,
L'iguana perfetta! ... 100 punti per il verde! ... Bravo! ... Grande il POV!... Saluti, Grazie per la condivisione, Jesús

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-03 4:18]

Questo modello cosi' verde mi e' scappato,a me capitavano solo vecchiette.Cattura impressionante quanto a dettagli e brillantezza del verde,bella sorpresa dalla nostra isola! Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano

Veramente fantastica nel contrasto dei colori ( quel verde iguana....) e nello sguardo della piccolina!! Foto da copertina!!

amazingly sharp capture, TFS Ori

Ciao Sergio, hai riportato una gran serie di mostri da Curacao, ottima nitidezza e fantastici colori brillanti, bravo, ciao Silvio

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