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Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 11 September 2010 in Animal & Insect.

Housed at the Zoological Park, Noumea the Iguana possess a dewlap, a row of spines running down their back to their tail, and a third "eye" on their head.

Canon EOS 450D 1/60 second F/13.0 ISO 200 55 mm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

This is a pretty impressive close-up. I never realized all the detail.

11 Sep 2010 5:18am

@Gary: Nor did I - it was good to get so close

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Very impressive, detailed shot. And assuming it was behind glass you've done well to get an angle where we can see it rather than reflections of lights and people!

11 Sep 2010 5:56am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Thanks and yes you are right and it was quite hard to get any clear shots without glass reflection

11 Sep 2010 6:21am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Frances excellent and friendly animal! Beautiful colorful skin and a smile from side to side ... accompanied by an ironic? Think another picture ... that awful!
Best regards. Adela

11 Sep 2010 6:57am

@Adela Fonts: Thanks Adela - I must say I was glad they were behind thick glass:)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, that's the evil eye. Super clear detail and texture. This is as close as I want to get . ;-)

11 Sep 2010 7:08am

@DULCIE: Thanks Dulcie - that was almost too close for me - and the thick glass was a comforting barrier.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wow..the details you have captured..superb...
Great job, Fran

11 Sep 2010 7:13am

@Sunder: Thanks Sunder

Fokkio from Netherlands

Very beautiful close-up. The details are amazing.

11 Sep 2010 7:16am

@Fokkio: Thanks for the visit and comment

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

fantastic clsoe up!!

11 Sep 2010 7:37am

@kate: Thanks Kate:))

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... all theses details are so crisp and clear ! Very good close-up shot Frances ! Have a great weekend :)

11 Sep 2010 8:37am

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara - enjoy your weekend too:)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful capture....Great.

11 Sep 2010 9:36am

@PRASHANT: Thanks:)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A great close-up of this splendid animal. I love his eye! Beautiful day.

11 Sep 2010 9:52am

@Tede: That eye scared me a little - it seemed to follow me all the time. Enjoy your weekend Tede:)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Extraordinary. Wonderful texture and pattern counterpointed by that eye

11 Sep 2010 10:14am

@grouser: Thanks - the patterns are rather wonderfully.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is outstanding! Superb detail and comp. Almost seems like his body is covered in Paua shell :)

11 Sep 2010 10:44am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina - and yes the coloring has paua colouring.

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

great macro

11 Sep 2010 11:11am

@Soheil: Thanks for the visit and comment

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


11 Sep 2010 11:38am

@Olivier: Thanks

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a wonderful closeup of this one, cool to see in the Zoo not great to see just outside your room as happened to me once LOL

11 Sep 2010 1:35pm

@JJ: Ha JJ I would have still been running if it had not been behind glass.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Sep 2010 2:21pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so wonderful tight portrait !!! very gorgeous sharpness ,so beautiful !!
five stars !!
friendships !

11 Sep 2010 3:24pm

@marc battault: Thanks Marc for the kind comments and stars.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what an amazing image! The details are incredible and that eye just stunning!

11 Sep 2010 3:26pm

@Bettina: Thanks Bettina

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What an impressive portrait

11 Sep 2010 4:49pm

@Calusarus: Thanks

k@ from Paris, France

Frances, this is SO great, i feel he's really looking at me ;) Light, tones, and such an impressive presence with this eye-contact make it a monstruous... great pic ! ;)

11 Sep 2010 8:10pm

Manola from Bassens, France

very beautiful...Colors are beautiful and the special centring!!!

11 Sep 2010 8:18pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A great shot, you were close to it I suppose.

11 Sep 2010 8:56pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

what a beauty! Great shot!

11 Sep 2010 9:58pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada


11 Sep 2010 10:49pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


12 Sep 2010 6:29am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

fabulous close up!

12 Sep 2010 5:16pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing close-up picture that lets us see the skin texture of the iguana, splendid!

16 Sep 2010 9:26pm

Canon EOS 450D
1/60 second
ISO 200
55 mm