April 22, 2010 – Iguana


Iguana, Woodland Park Zoo

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Another day when I don’t have time to do a “real” post, so instead I’m just tossing up a picture so you know I didn’t forget about you. It’s an iguana! From the zoo across the street! From the much-maligned Tamron 28-300 VC lens! This is a (rare) case where I’m not sure I could have gotten this shot without it, since this was a 1/40s handheld exposure. The image stabilization actually worked out for me this time, sweet.

I was HOPING I’d have a chance today to talk about the two newest toys I ordered for my camera earlier this week, but no. They’re both for macro stuff, so hopefully not only will you get a chance to read about them someday, you’ll also get to see the results of them somewhat soon. We’ll see. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to talk about them? At least one of them should be getting here tomorrow, so that’ll be cool. Okay, that’s all the time I’ve got for today..

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/40s, f/6.3, ISO 200. Focal length: 300mm.

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  1. avatar
    Anna Petrow April 23, 2010

    I’m an aspiring photographer and want to study photojournalism in college, and I recently entered a photo scholarship contest. It requires the public to vote for the photographers, and the top 3 with the most votes at the end of this April are the only three considered for the scholarship. I’ve been trying to get it out there as much as possible, and I thought no way better than your blog! I follow it often, and I completely understand if you’re not able to post it for me, but I thought I’d give it a shot. Here’s the link:


    Thanks a ton,
    Anna Petrow

  2. avatar
    Dave April 23, 2010

    Looks like a pretty cutthroat competition, but you’ve got my vote. Good luck!

  3. avatar
    Mps April 24, 2010

    That Iguana’s skin is very impressive. The different patterns on it are remarkable.

  4. avatar
    misschua May 4, 2010

    The details are amazing!
    How I wish I have such powerful lens!

  5. avatar
    Dave May 4, 2010

    You’d be surprised, there’s nothing exceptional about this lens. It’s just a standard telephoto, under 200 dollars. You could easily go out and get this shot right now, all you need is an iguana. :)

  6. avatar
    Marie June 6, 2010

    the picture scares me off, but you took the picture pretty nice

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