Terry Campanella  

Eating Iguana by Terry Campanella

October 2019 - Eating Iguana

October 2019 - Terry Campanella


About the Image(s)

Taken with my Nikon D 5200 on Manual Mode, Lens 55.0-300 Focal Length 240 mm, Speed 1/320 sec., F/5.6, ISO 800. Post editing was done in Photoshop. Editing Process: adjusted contrast, white balance, highlights, clarity, de-haze. Most work was done on background: removed green grass, used blur tool to soften background, burned background. Some sharpening of eye and cheek. Finally, I added a catch light in eye and cropped a bit off the top.

My questions: I had taken several other images that I liked better (showing both legs) however one leg was out of focus. Should I have used an F stop greater than 5.6? Is there enough contrast between iguana and background?

3 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I think the picture is fine. The most important part of the image is its head and eye. It's sharp and tells a story with the flower in its mouth.   Posted: 10/10/2019 09:57:08

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
I too think the picture is fine. Both legs not needed. Edits on the iguana are terrific. I'm not as happy with the background. I find it distracting. I'd like to see it darkened so none of the light spots are there. Not easy to do, I know.   Posted: 10/12/2019 13:14:37

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
Great shot. I think you used the best camera settings. I would suggest taking the shot at multiple apertures but you probably would not have had time to get the same shot. The flower in his mouth sets this image apart and it was good that you added the catch light....you did a great job...it looks natural. I think it's best to eliminate parts of an image that are not sharp when possible.   Posted: 10/16/2019 20:47:11


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