Randolph Shine  

Camouflage  by Randolph Shine

March 2020 - Camouflage

About the Image(s)

I had walked pass the tree when someone said they saw an iguana. It took me a few minutes to find it hidden in the branches. Nature provides necessary camouflage when needed to survive.
Canon 70D,1/2000, F5.0, ISO 800, 150mm on a 100m-400m canon lens.

5 comments posted

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
The iguana is certainly well hidden. I can understand why you didn't see it at first. Your photo does communicate how well camouflaged the iguana is. His skin color matches the leaf color so well. I'd prefer that the iguanas head be more visible without the branches blocking our view.   Posted: 03/18/2020 09:46:42

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
I had no idea what was going on in the thumbnail and in the group view. He is still very camouflaged in the big view. Cute guy, but needs some focus on his face.   Posted: 03/18/2020 10:44:42

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Randolph, good to meet you online!

I am new to your group and a long-standing group member of Group 62 monochrome. I recently accepted the admin position for your study group 3. So to get to know you, I want to ask you a few quick questions so the group can start a discussion about your image this month.

What do you like about your image?

What kind of help do you want from the group members with this image?

How do you usually process your images, generally, what software do you use and what techniques do you like to use within that software choice? I.e., Photoshop and layers, or Lightroom, or Nik Collection, etc.

I look forward to chatting with you on this image before the month ends.

Best regards,
LuAnn Thatcher

  Posted: 03/21/2020 12:34:53

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Randolph,

I was hoping to have heard from you in this monthly session, but hopefully, you will get a chance to see my option for enhancing your unique image. Your eyes are better than mine to have even caught him lounging on this branch.

I do hope you are well, and everything is ok. Sad times we are all experiencing right now.

I edited your image in Lightroom. I adjusted the exposure, highlights, whites, clarity, and sharpness. Most of the adjustments were to bring down the brightness of the midday photo. I playing with the sharpness I tried to bring the focus to the lizard and less to the background. With a higher resolution image, I believe there is potential with this photograph.

Best regards,
LuAnn   Posted: 03/25/2020 09:55:25
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Mary Sue Rosenthal   Mary Sue Rosenthal
Wow, nice camouflage...I almost missed it. It's hard to know what to do here, there are so many branches and leaves in the way. Good capture.
  Posted: 03/26/2020 12:48:14


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