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Iguana Verde - Are you talking to me?

Iguana Verde - Are you talking to me?
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Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-21
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Reptiles - Iguanas 1, posts with a difference, Top ten [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 12:32
Viewed: 25387
Favorites: 13 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken last week end in Parque del Este, Caracas, Venezuela. It was early in the afternoon and brilliant sun.

I was so patiently waiting for some birds, and suddenly appear this juvenile green iguana, that moved so slow, and then it began to climb to the nearest tree, I figured out for take sun at the top of the branches.
So I followed its slow climb, and it let me take several shoots, so I must say it was very cooperative!

Handheld with IS, crop, noise reduction, sharpen, and resized for TN.

You can see a the whole iguana as a workshop here

Iguana Verde or Green Iguana
Iguanas are lizards native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Genus iguana includes the Green Iguana, commonly kept as a pet, and the Lesser Antillean Iguana.

Physical Appearance: Full-grown green iguanas are usually between four and six feet, although they have been known to grow up to seven feet long. This includes the tail, however, which can make up about half the body length and, in addition to its green color, has black stripes. Green iguanas, not surprisingly, are green in color, but can be found in many different shade ranging from bright green, to a dull, grayish-green. Their skin is rough, with a set of pointy scales along the iguana's back. Green iguanas have long fingers and claws to help them climb and grasp.

Adaptations: Besides the long fingers and claws mentioned above, green iguanas have many excellent interesting adaptations. 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 permanant damage. Green iguana skin is very water resistant, and tough to avoid cuts and scratches. The coloring of the skin helps camoulflage the green iguana, which means that they blend in easily to their surroundings to remain undetected by predators. If they are etected 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.

Behaviour: Iguanas are diurnal, meaning that they are awake during the day. They are also cold-blooded, which means they do not produce their own body heat. In other words, if it is cold, the iguana is cold too. So to stay warm, green iguanas bask in the sun, lying on warm rocks as they soak up the sun's heat.

Diet: Green iguanas are omnivorous, so they eat both plants and meat. They tend to eat mostly plants, though, especially leaves and fruits. Sometimes green iguanas (especially young ones) will eat eggs, insects, and small vertebrates.

Threats to Survival: Like many trpoical species, the green iguana is also threatened by habitat destruction. The green iguana is also a victim of the pet industry. Many people in the United States and elsewhere want a green iguana for a pet, so there is a big demand for their capture. Although many pet iguanas are now being raised on iguana farms, capture from the wild has lowered their numbers. In addition, some local populations of South America hunt the green iguana for food.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Iguana
Species: Green Iguana, I. iguana


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Great capture of this iguana Jose.
Color, focus detail, composition, and lighting are all very fine.

The detail is amazing and perfect pose good clarity overall and colour is superb. nice skin textures. tfs rgds Necip.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-24 13:03]

Hi Jose,
superb focus and vivid colour, great composition and well timed to cath this pose. He definitely seems to be aware of your presence! Nice long diagonal composition in the workshop too.

Ola Jose.
Belo animal.Foto perfeita.

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  • saguzar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
  • [2007-07-24 13:46]
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Hola josé miguel
Una muy, pero muy buena imagen, me gusta muchisimo la composición, con todos los tonos de verde y la pose de la iguana trepando ese tronco y con la mirada a un lado. Muy buenos detalles y nota

Very nice closeup Jose, I like it.
Great detail, color, exposure, POV, and pose. Well seen and composed in this natural environment also. Thanks for the WS and whole animal, including that very long tail :)

Hello Jose Miguel,
You've captured this Iguana greatly in it's natural habitad.
Composition, sharpness and exposure are perfect. Colors and skin details of the Iguana are very beautiful.
Love the pose and the way it's looking towards the viewer.
Perfect work. My compliments.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

Hi Jose Miguel,
excellent shot. Brillant coloration, great details, sharpness, pose and POV. also DOF and light on eye wonderful. nicely composed. good notes. TFS
well done

Hello Jose,
What a wonderfully detailed shot of this iguana! The texture of his skin, the tones of green, and the glint in his eye are perfect. I am amazed at the length of his fingers! Are those long claws at the end to help him to hang on?
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hola José Miguel.
Una vez más nos premias con una imagen de gran calidad. Hermosos y equilibrados colores con gran nitidez y buena profundidad de campo.
Un disparo fantástico ¡si señor!.
Saludos, JL.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-24 14:05]

Hola José Miguel.
Sensacional captura con una nitidez absoluta, una luz homogénea, una exposición exacta, unos colores vivos y naturales, una composición y una pose de gran impacto visual y un fondo desenfocado perfecto. ¡Y un título que recoge a la perfección el gesto de la iguana! ¡Una obra notable, si señor!
Abrazos, José M.

Bonsoir Jose Miguel
C'est une image très réussie, avec un très beau rendu des détails et, comme toujours sur tes clichés, beaucoup d'expressivité. J'aime beaucoup la grande variété des tons de vert de l'iguane et du feuillage. Le WS est un bon complément.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-07-24 15:13]

Preciosa foto! excelente nitidez y bellos colores, un trabajo perfecto Jose Miguel, como toda tu galeria. Un saludo. Carme.

Hola Jose Miguel,
Muy buen detalle de la piel de esta preciosa iguana "arborícora"... gracias a esa luz que incide en ella y ser refleja...
Que suerte encontrarla cooperativa, quizás al ser 1a hora del dia ayudó...
Saludos, Marta

Hola José Miguel, impresionante tu toma por el colorido y belleza del animal. Gran profundidad y un buen enfoque. Lástima que no tenga ni patata de Inglés . Saludos.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-24 16:07]

Hola José,
impresionante animalito,
excelente el color de la iguana,
bello retrato y cuidados detalles...

hi jise,
lovely shot, the colours are rich with lovely contrast, sharp image with good details, i liked the pose very much, nice pov,
tfs & regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-07-24 20:02]

Hi Jose

I just popped in for a few minutes and when i saw this beauty i had to say something :)
I am a reptile lover in general, so this photo is even more special for me...the iguana is gorgeous!
I really like the details and textures you managed to reproduce here as well as the magnificent colors that show its camouflage so nicely.
Excellent pose from the animal captured, too and a very beautiful compo!

Bravo my friend and TFS
I hope to have more time to drop a word once in a while :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-24 20:49]

Hello Jose

A beautiful Green Iguana ,the clarity is super with sharp details and textures.Wonderful eye detail and contact.The composition is very good and the tree and foliage make a fantastic natural setting.The lush green colours are terrific.TFS


Wow. Ever clear and concise.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-24 22:49]

Hello Jose,
It is so enjoyable to watch these beautiful and agile climbers. You succeeded really well in catching this one! Excellent pose, sharp details and fine colours. Very nice natural background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-25 0:07]

Hello Jose,
What a fantastic light! The photo is so clear.
Perfect colours. Fantastic sharpness, BG, composition, POV and DOF. The pose of the iguana is wonderful.

Belle photo de cette iguane, il vous a vu, vous aussi,il s' est fait mettre dans la boite et de très belle façon,bonne prise des détails et grande netteté. Amitiés Thomas
je reviens

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-07-25 1:42]

Great shot. Details, color, sharpness - very good. The skin seems very realistic.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-25 2:49]

Hola Jose Miguel,
Colors look so vivid. POV, composition, the eye contact and the pose are very nice. TFS

Very good job! It looks as if it would jump out of my screen any second. Excellent depth and detail, not to mention colors.
Cheers, Klaus

What a delightful shot! That certainly is an expression of curiosity mixed with irritation. :)
Wonderful colors and sharpness. Everything is perfect, as usual! :)

selam jose, wow an excellent shot and very good composition of this green iguana nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

Hi Jose,
Beautiful pose from this lovely iguana. Great color clarity and well exposed image. The focus is perfect. Also like the way you composed this picture.

An absolutely stunning image of this green lizard, Jose.
Superb view point, astonishingly sharp details and really delightful colours.
Yet another masterpiece of an image from you.
Thanks for sharing and warm regards.

Hola José Miguel. La verdad es que la capturaste perfecta. Bien enfocada, nítida, con excelente luz y, además, bien compuesta. La voy a colocar entre mis favoritas. Un beso, Yvonne

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-25 7:03]

Hola José Miguel,
Excellent capture of a Green Iguana lizard, with superb sharpness, DOF, composition, colours, and natural BG. The pose is also fine and gives added interest to this first class image.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

That look on his face alone is worth an award in photography. Fantastic clarity and color. I love the lizard for sure!

Ola José Miguel
Les couleurs semblent irréelles,
et l'animal semble nous adresser la parole
Très belle prise de vue
Un Grand Bravo


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-07-25 12:54]

Hola José
fantastica luminosidad!.
los colores y la nitidez perfectos!

bonjour josé miguel
ce n'est pas le genre d'animaux que je suis habitué a voir par ici,sa couleur est stupefiante et j'aime le fait qu'il regarde vers vous comme pour poser.
bonne netteté.

Hello Jose',
Oh my, he does look me right in the eye doesn't he? Beautiful pov and vivid colors. Used to have one of these guys myself that roamed free in my house..he was even litter trained! ( most of the time..ha ha) Great shot, I love the pose!

Hi Jose Miguel, splendid iguana portrait with excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola José, siempre nos sorprendes con esas fotos. Es muy bella esa iguana y la foto muestra bien los detalles. Me gusto el POV, la pose de la iguana y el fondo difuminado. TFS. Mau

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-26 18:43]

Hi Jose,
Amazing! The light and richness of colors are stunning. I am so impressed by the clarity in the shot and the outstanding light. The colors are so vivid and well saturated. Details are exceptional with all that texture on the Iguana skin. Excellent composition and the pose of your subject with those penetrating eyes is priceless. Congratulations! (Nice idea to post the workshop. That is excellent photo as well).

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-26 21:25]

Hi Jose Miguel, this is a very awesome shot, with excellent sharp clarity and colour. The different shades and textures of his skin especially stand out. The composition is very good with him in the tree looking back at you. It almost looks like he has posed for you. Looks like your patience paid off.

Thanks, John

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-07-26 22:58]

En voilà un qui a été surpris par le photographe !
Bonne journée.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-26 23:40]

Hola Jose,
Wonderful capture. Beautiful Iguana
Great POV and composition, very sharp and well focused..


Dear José,
fascinating encounter, excellent presentation of wildlife in tropical splendour, composed in artistically well balanced dynamic harmony.
The workshop photo perfectly shows the iguana's slenderness and impressing body length, and its surprisingly intense bright green colours that turn into perfect camouflage in the main photo among the leaves of tropical vegetation.
Excellent notes. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Jose,
Perfect sharpness with details!
well captured with best pov, exposure and focus
well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

Hello Jose Miguel !
I love the way he islooking at you and the look in his eyes - the title is very accurate ! :-) Details, colors, exposure, composition and POV are really excellent, and I also like to see the environment in which the animal is living. Very well done !

Hi Jose,
Both the captures are excellent and beautiful. Very nice colors. Razor sharp focus and very good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-27 9:48]

Hi Jose,

A magnificent capture of this Iguana. The colors and details are superb. I love the expression on his face! Wonderful pose. Fantastic setting. Beautiful composition.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-27 10:00]

Hi Jose.
Great shot.Composition and POV are really beautiful and pretty pose too.I like his expression.Well captured.Focus and exposure are perfect with excellent sharp details on his skin.Also colors on his skin are wonderful.Superb natural surrounding in BG looks beautifully.
TFS with greeting Milos.

hola José Miguel

excelante composición

la iguana está en una posición desafiante muy interesante y muy bien puesta en el encuadre+ además la presencia de vegaetación da un aspecto salvaje a la foto

técnicamente está muy bien : colores fuertes pero naturales, buena nitidez y contraste



Hola José Miguel,
Excelente trabajo de muy bella composición, por la pose, parece como si estuviese de acuerdo el modelo para la foto, excelente iluminación, nitidez y texturas, gracias por compartir estas bellezas, saludos
José Ramón

Hi dear Jose my friend,
A perfect efect. excellent details with amazing colours.
well composed and sharpness wonderful.
thanks for sharing
my best wiehses

Great shot and very nice colors.
Good pov and nice compo.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-07-30 0:17]

Hello Jose-Miguel,
A beautiful shot with excellent eye contact. You did very well to get such a clear picture among all the clutter of the woods. De Niro and Scorsese would be proud. Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-30 0:38]

Hello Jose,
I obviously missed this excllent iguana-picture.
The attitude of the animal is great, just looking at you. Also the light is very interesting, reflecting on the skin and showing the particular structure of it.Excellent composition and point of view. Your note is good too.( What a stupid idea to have an iguana as a pet)
Bonne journée et merci

And how did you bribe the Iguana into posing?
Let us have that bit of secret, too! great colours and detail.
Well captured...

magnifique présentation, belles couleurs nettes. parfaite netteté. bravo

Wow, what an impressive looking Lizard Jose. Your image of it is very impressive too. Wonderful colours and superb detail. I love the way it is looking at you as though to say, "get lost."

Hello JM,
This curious looking fellow seems a bit surprised to find a photographer in the middle of the rain forest!
Very good point of view and a fine dynamic composition, wonderful details in the reptile...
Great clarity in colours!
Pablo -

This is so very clear and good for hand held.His facial expression looks that of surprise.You did wait for the right moment to capture this shot.
It is a very good POV Jose!

Hello Jose Miguel, your gallery is outstanding, you are realy a great one,
cheer, and many thanks for shared,

Hi Jose
Beautiful, clear and stronge shot.
Excellent POV too
Recently a friend of mine bought one and I shot it but its not on its natural inviroment like yours
Great job and useful note
TFS and see you

Hi Jose,
An excellent capture on this Iguana. Beautiful rich color saturation. The detail in the Iguana's skin is very sharp. Very well composed and framed. Excellent camera work!

This wonderfully exposed Jose. It is so sharp and saturated with good natural color. I love the expression you captured. I love the lines of the composition and the wonderful habitat from sharp to beautifully OOF in the Background. Nice work. Couldn't be better.

Evelynn : )

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-08-01 0:35]

really excellent capture here. Superb sharpness and details, nice background blur. I like how you can perfectly imagine how its skin feels from this photo.




You really do know how to get the best out of your camera and with such fantastic results. the detail and sharpness is stunning, as are the colours and composition. your picture really shows how the bright green can work as a camaflague in its true environment.


Hi Jose.
Absolutly stunning image. Sharpness, detail, colour, exposure, everything all spot on.
Just stunning,

New Zealand

Hi JM,
Great details and perfect pose.

Please Look this.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-01 14:34]

Hola Jose Miguel. He tenido que estar fuera de casa por un tiempo, y hoy que veo tus fotos, me parecen todas muy hermosas. Esta en particular tiene algo en especial que la hace lucir bellamente. Los colores, la pose, la nitidez y colorido. Todo en una sola fotografia exelente. Felicidades y gracias por tu nota muy educativa tambien. Luis52.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-08-01 14:41]

Hola Jose Miguel, excelente captura,esplédidos colores y detalles, bonita Iguana bien marcada, nitida. Saludos Sira

No time really right now but just a pit stop to say that this picture talks so much. What a great moment caught with all those things that make a picture special! I'll be back to read the notes carefully later. Thanks and take care ;)

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-08-01 19:22]

Lovely composition.
I LIKED the alert pose !Nice POV&Composition.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-08-02 19:58]

Hola Jose Miguel!
It's a magnifficent "portrait" of an iguana - so sharp and well composed. Very good details and vivid colours!

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  • isa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 34] (252)
  • [2007-08-03 4:01]

Hola José,
Impresionante la nitidez y expresión desta iguana. Bellísima composición y enquadre. Perfecta. Me la llevo como favorita, si?
Saludos cordiales,


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-03 4:53]

Hello Jose,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,clear details,eye contact,exposure lighting and composition a lot.

Just as crisp as can be! All the excellent technical attributes. Plus the iguana has a nice dramatic pose.

Well done.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-04 12:27]

Hi Jose

I love the eye contact! Stunning sharp details and gorgeous colours. Good framing and DOF as well. Great shot



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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-08-04 17:44]

José, bela imagem. Excelente nitidez e agradáveis tons de verde.

Também gosto da pose e do contraste.


Bonsoir Jose,
Wanderful catch and great capture of this iguana, amasing colors and POV. well done..

Hola josé miguel,
amazing details and sharpness
Colors are so vivid
great one

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-06 21:43]

salut Jose,
superbe image de ce grand lezard, la gamme de vert est extra. J'aime beacoup la clareté et la netteté de ses écailles.


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  • Max31 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
  • [2007-08-07 5:39]

Buenos dia Jose.
Great shot with very good colour, detail, composition and lighting.


Hello Jose,
Good sharpness and truly wonderful colours.
Very good light...

Hi Jose,
Crystal clear detail and lovely deep colours.You couldn't have caught him in a better pose.Nicely composed and the DOF is just right as to make the background less intrusive.Well done and have a good evening.
Regards, David

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-08-07 10:48]

selam jose
good capturing of this handsome iguana that is giving nice pose to you
i like composition, point of view, blurred background, lighting, colours, sharpness, details, note and pp working
thanks for sharing

Hola Jose Miguel.
Que bien plasmaste la compleja textura de la piel de esta iguana. No hay como exposición lenta con luz natural para conseguir una buena saturacion de color. Bonita composición con lo que parece una acacia a mis ignorantes ojos.
Gracias y un cordial saludo desde Galicia.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-07 15:29]

Hello Jose ! Wonderful shot as ever ! Great light, colors and compos1tion. Very pro, thanks !


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-08 1:04]

Hi Jose.
What a brilliant your next picture. Amazing rich color palette and terrific reproduction of the beautiful animal. Pictured scene, pose of the iguana, charming surroundings, superb POV and DOF impress the imagination. Excellent, tremendous shot. My congratulations and Bravo.

WOW Jose,i think this picture couldnt be better than it is!!!everything is here at its best!!!one of my favorite!

Hi Jose,
Beautiful frame. Miraculous colours. Instructive description. Splendid sharpness. To be visible all iguana's details. Nice this animal has face.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

What a beauty this reptile is and looks like he is interested in your camera :-). The exposure, colors and the DOF is very good

Hola José Miguel:

Después de varios días de no visitar tu galería me encuentro con esta preciosa y fotogénica iguana. Que maravilla de foto, pienso que ya es imposible superar la nitidez de una imagen como esta. Luz, color, enfoque, encuadre, definición merecen más que dos miserables puntos que te puedo dar. Además de las 416 visitas y los 180 puntos merecerías que los administradores de TN te hicieran una mención honorífica por tus trabajos.

Esta foto pasa a engrosar mi galería de favoritas.

Un abrazo muy fuerte amigo mío.


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-08-11 15:29]

Hi Jose, You have some fantastic creatures in your country and this is certainly one of interest to every human who sees it! It is such a clear well coloured photo it is ideal for TN. You have caught a wonderful moment with a clear eye and the expressive nature of his face. TFS. Murray.

Hi Jose Miguel,
Wow!! So realistic. Everthing about this photo is excellent. Very well captured.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-14 6:36]

Wow! What a capture! Superb composition, colours and details: a truly professional image
(thanks for your kind critique of my "handsome nuisance")

I do so love your sense of humor in titling the photo. It is a talent of intuition which you as well as a few others have. Perfectly enjoyable and pleasant picture of one of the creatures on Gaia!


You did excellent job capturing this impressive shot. Great composition, but most important amazing subject and incredible sharpnes! Congratulations!

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-08-15 15:40]

Great shot. The colors are so rich and the DOF is great. I love the filiage and the creamy background of this photo. composition is great as well.


A great photographic capture and wonderful lesson about iguanas. That makes for a perfect match.

Lighting, color and pose are exceptional in this image. DOF is also very good. Post processing looks to be superlative.

Great picture!

Bonjour Jose
Effectivement ce regard étonné et magnifique,
superbe prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, Bravo. Amicalement Robi

Hola Jose Miguel gusto de saludarte, primero agradecer tu comentario me anima a seguir desarrollando este arte, luego me sorprende gratamente la gran cantidad de admiradores de tu obra a los cuales me sumo, y quiero destacar de tu trabajo en general la magnifica definicion de las imagenes, la vividez de los colores propia de la magnifica flora y fauna de tu bello pais que tu retratas bellamente y con estilo, con respecto a esta imagen es simplemente magistral, te felicito y te envio saludos afectuosos desde el barrio(sudamerica) de Chile....

quel superbe regard,
de très belles couleurs,

Hola Jose Miguel.

Tiene cara de enfadada esta maravilla de la naturaleza que parece tan primitiva captada con muy buen color.


Ola Jose Miguel.

Saturated colours and sharpness stand out in this well composed image. The pose where the subject seems to be looking directly at the viewer adds interest.

At first, I would have liked to see the whole tail but when I saw its length on your workshop, I was glad that you concentrated on the body and the head for this shot. Smile.


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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-08-27 8:00]

Piekna jaszczurka. Niesamowity zielony kolor. Bardzo wyraziste detale.


Hello Jose,
the colors,razor sharpness,composition and the way the Iguana is looking in the camera has made a winner of this picture,
truly amazing.

Hola Jose Miguel,

This great picture deserves very well its 208 points!!!

The green iguana took the perfect pose just for you! We can see by having its so green environment, how its camouflage can work in order to capture preys... Awesome colors and details! And a so lovely composition!

Very well done!


Está muito bonita os fabulosos tons verdes estão espetaculares! A nitedez e o detalhes estão assombrosos!!!!!
Fica bem Ana:)

Hi Jose,
Wow, this photo is amazing and fantastic.
Superb details and wonderful colours, sharpness and POV are also great.
Well done and TFS,

Hi Jose,
this is a very fine and outstanding looking capture of your green friend.Like Luc and you make the best use of your point and shoot camera in that you have very good detail ,colour and focus bringing this photo to life.You could not lose with this photo anyway as green happens to be a favorite colour of mine-the other one being yellow.Outstanding Jose and I thank you for sharing this one with us all. Informative note as well and of coarse just what we all have come to expect from you,quality 100%. Bob

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-19 13:47]

What a stunning picture. The clarity of the iguana with his wonderful greens is so perfect. Those colours look so good on the grey tree branch. The glint in his eye makes him so alive. Perfect DOF to show up the creature.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.



Beautiful color and incredible details. Love the curious look in its eye. Beautifully captured. TFs

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-09-22 19:30]

Exelente foto muito boa cores firmes e agradavel meus parabéns.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-18 12:39]

Hola Jose Miguel
¡Qué foto! ¡Es una maravilla!!
La iguana es preciosa con ese intenso color verde, y me encantan su pose y el contacto visual con esa mirada tan viva. La composición es magnífica con el precioso árbol en el que se encarama.
Una auténtica belleza.
Felicidades y un cordial saludo.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-11-04 2:21]

What a beauty he is! The Iguana is great, with superb colours, sharp details, excellent light and composition too .
I like seeing him on the branch like this

Hi Jose Miguel,

A nice image of the green iguana on the tree, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-18 5:46]

Hi Jose,
Connot add much to what already has been written by so many members. Simply stunning. The expression on its eyes are so stricking. Wonderful shot and a great moment freezed. Kudos.

Hi Jose,
Nice iguana! Nice capture and usefull information. TFS friend. Regards,

Perfeito.! Lindíssima foto!

The detail is amazing and perfect pose good clarity overall and colour is superb.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-09-26 5:46]

great! amazing colors! fantastic pose and subject!

very well done.


Nice shot with beautiful colours. And sahrply focussed with good details too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-01-20 14:14]

Wonderful photo. Setting is perfect. Gary

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  • delfi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 35 N: 11] (106)
  • [2009-01-25 11:20]

Hola, Jose Miguel! Como estas?



No habla espanol, don't speak Spanish, so... I'll have to do this in English:

After going through your gallery again I've selected this one for critique. You have a very colorful photo gallery here, with good image quality. At first I was thinking about selecting the Lion or perhaps the Tiger portrait, which both have a strong character, especially the lion. A lion with a goatey...
a portrait with a strong personality. I've never seen anything quite like it. Remarkable.


Iguana Verde, Green Iguana. I've selected this one, because it's more characteristic for Venezuela, right? And again a strong portrait. You seem to excel in that. Crisp detail. Is this coming from a bridge camera? Amazing...
I would expect it to come rather from the EOS 40D. Compliments on the composition. Not an easy thing to do with animal portraits. You've managed well. Proper focus, with background DOF, smooth bokeh.

It's easy to see why you earned a lot of points especially with this one:

Well earned points.

Greetings from Holanda,


Hi jose,

Fantastic pic with nice colors. The picture clarity is superb & framing is well too. TFS.


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