Monday, June 29, 2009

Iquana Al_2

This is Al [Al, because you can't always tell sex in a juvenile!] a female green Iguana we found after she apparently escaped someones flooded home during tropical storm ALison. At the time we found her she was about 17" long and now is over 54" long. Since then we've also added another found reptile to the family - a 27" Savannah Monitor.


Barry Armer said...

Nice composition and lighting Larry! I also like the focus fall-off that leaves Al's tail blurry in the background.

Well done!

Wayne Beck said...

Is this image a family portrait? (;->} The picture is well done. The bonuses are the tail, the right rear toes and the faint beam of light on the front grass. If you ever look at variations, you might see if you like dulling the amount of light on the rear of the log and trying to bring the eyes to the head and eyes by increasing brightness or adding a white spot in the eyes. I wonder if a little color saturation in the tail would be worth the effort.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a vignette to pull it in? My neighbor has a 12 yr old african horned turtle that comes when you call it "like a dog". He comes running across the yard and sits by his owner with his head out all the time! I'll bet you have some funny reptile stories!

Larry J. Patrick said...

It's always nice to have a friend--especially one that does not give you advice. The composition is very good, but I think a little more contrast in the image would make your subject really stand out.

Good job.