I've Got My Eye On You

© Carla Capra Anderson

I've Got My Eye On You

Uploaded: January 20, 2011 05:57:54


This is a Fiji Island Banded Iguana.
A very curious little critter who kept, at least, one eye on me.


Robert R. Goodman January 20, 2011

Hi Carla,The detail is stunning my friend.Sure has some long claws on him.I should try to capture some of wildlife here.Most our wildlife is nocturnal becuse of our desert sun.Beautiful lighting and color,I think you have a winner!!! #1345863

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 20, 2011

Amazing color and clarity, Carla. Fantastic photo. #9179930

Melissa G. Meiselman January 20, 2011

Fantastic close up with dazzling hues of green and great shallow DOF, Carla!!

Melissa #9179956

Rebecca A. Menard January 20, 2011

Wonderful color and detail, Carla! Great image! #9179999

Arthur Bohlmann January 20, 2011

Nice to know you are out and about making new friends Carla LOL!! Very good image #9180047

Ron McEwan January 20, 2011

Don't I see this guy on TV all the time. Superb detail excellent dof Carla the composition is excellent #9180095

Dr Silly level-classic January 20, 2011

I agree with Bobby. Awesome colors. :O) #9180573

Kim Andelkovic January 20, 2011

This is amazing Carla.....I can see finalist next month coming :-) #9180915

Freddy Bland January 20, 2011

Fabulous image, Caral! He's a stunner and it's going straight into my favs!! #9180984

Orsi January 20, 2011

Amazing image!Beautiful shot,Carla! #9181931

Terry Cervi level-deluxe January 20, 2011

What a cute little guy and the color and detail is awesome, Carla! #9182129

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 20, 2011

Your details, color and POV are spectacular, Cara! Beautiful image! #9182145

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 20, 2011

Beautiful. #9182211

Fanie Heymans January 21, 2011

Great DOF and colors Carla! #9182500

Carla Capra Anderson January 21, 2011

G'day everyone!
Each of your compliments are amazing and have made my day! Thank you all very, very much. I will have to make sure this critter is given a few extra treats; he was an exceptional model, lol.
;) CC

Emile Abbott level-classic January 21, 2011

Love the detail and texture you got with this macro capture Carla. Nice work #9183927

Kathy Reeves January 22, 2011

Superb! #9184556

Carla Capra Anderson January 22, 2011

Hi Emile and Kathy;
Thank you both your compliments are very important to me.
;) CC #9184887

Kim Andelkovic January 28, 2011

Brilliant Macro :-) #9199505

Carla Capra Anderson January 31, 2011

Hi Kim;
Wow, thank you.
;) CC #9203547

Robert R. Goodman February 10, 2011

A Big Congratulations,Carla!!!! #9225281

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


Emile Abbott level-classic February 10, 2011

I am so glad to see him again. Congratulation again on another great finalist Carla. WTG #9226277

Lydia Williams level-classic February 10, 2011

I love this little guy, Carla...Well done..Congratulations! #9226342

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Carla. #9226716

Kim Andelkovic February 10, 2011

Congrats again Carla and I'm not surprised to see this one up there.....I can see Gold on this one :-) #9227008

Freddy Bland February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your superb Finalist, Carla!! #9228025

Arthur Bohlmann February 10, 2011

A Very Big ATTA GIRL Carla. #9228205

Karen Celella February 10, 2011

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Carla. #9228642

Irene Colling level-classic February 10, 2011

Fascinating close up of this interesting creature Carla.

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist. #9228919

Carol Eade level-addict February 10, 2011

A beautiful finalist, Carla, congratulations! #9228935

Phyllis H. Burchett February 10, 2011

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Carla! #9229314

Nadia Paul February 10, 2011

Fantastic capture Carla - congrats on your wonderful finalist! #9229346

Ron McEwan February 10, 2011

Huge congrats on your SILVER for Jan #9229399

Tiia Vissak February 11, 2011

Congratulations! #9230292

Carla Capra Anderson February 11, 2011

Hi, my friends!
I'm thrilled by this finalist award!.! Blessed by your congratulations and encouragement. Each of you have added to the excitement of winning this Finalist Award. Thank You, very much.
;) Carla #9231263

Mariann Kovats level-classic February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Excellent capture, Carla! #9231317

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 11, 2011

Congrats on this awesome Finalist, Carla!! #9232603

Renee Doyle February 11, 2011

Fantastic close up!! Congratulations Carla!! #9233182

Orsi February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Carla! #9233362

Renee Doyle February 11, 2011

Congratulations Carla on this wonderful winner!! #9233752

Phyllis H. Burchett February 11, 2011

BIG congratulations to you Carla on this fantastic winner! #9233784

Kim Andelkovic February 11, 2011

I was right.....Gold it is.....whooo hoooo congratulations Carla :-) #9233865

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your win...beautiful light and details! #9233998

Freddy Bland February 11, 2011

Way to go, Carla!! Many congratulations on your beautiful gold winner!!! #9234015

Barbara Waldoch February 11, 2011

Huge congratulations for the GOLD, Carla! #9234160

Rona L. Schwarz February 11, 2011

Fantastic close up of this little guy, Carla! Marvelous detail and clarity and fantastic shallow DOF. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUPERB GOLD WINNER! #9234179

Jeff E Jensen February 11, 2011

Congrats, Carla! #9234194

Stan Kwasniowski February 11, 2011

Carla, congratulations #9234218

Debra R. Harder February 11, 2011

Love this image, Carla!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9234328

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 11, 2011

Congratulations on your winner, Carla! #9234352

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 11, 2011

No silliness on this image Carla! Just a great big congratulations on a marvelous gold badge macro! #9234389

Gord MacEachern February 12, 2011

Big congratulations on your well deserved GOLD Carla, no surprise here!!! #9234815

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 12, 2011

Congratulations, Carla!!! #9234921

Melissa G. Meiselman February 12, 2011

Huge congrats, Carla on this stunning winner!! #9235101

Lydia Williams level-classic February 12, 2011

Fantastic gold medal win...love it. Congratulations, Carla! #9235376

Linda Blair February 12, 2011

Awesome winner Carla...congratulations!!! #9235440

Carla Capra Anderson February 12, 2011

G'morning My Friends!!
What a way to start my day...Receiving this golden award and reading all YOUR wonderful Congratulations. I'm Thankful for this honor and for each of you sharing this with me!
=) Carla

Mark Dodge February 12, 2011

Excellent work, Carla. Congratulations! #9235789

Emile Abbott level-classic February 12, 2011

Oh I am so glad to see Gold on this little green fella. Huge congratulations Carla. WTG #9235897

Karen Celella February 12, 2011

Congratulations on your excellent winner, Carla. #9236207

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 12, 2011

Congrats on your awesome win, Carla!! The detail is superb! #9236370

Mariann Kovats level-classic February 12, 2011

I knew it will win! Awesome capture, Carle, congrats on your win! #9236665

Carol Eade level-addict February 12, 2011

Congratulations, Carla! #9236883

Carla Capra Anderson February 13, 2011

I so appreciate each of you.
Thank you, very much.
;) CC #9237879

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 13, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner...and very well deserved Carla!

jo ann c. #9238025

Nadia Paul February 13, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful winner Carla! #9238612

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 13, 2011


On This Wonderful Gold Winner, Carla!
FAV'd this one!!!

-Laura #9238683

Songbird Cline level-classic February 13, 2011

Terrific!! wonderful!! Did you take this at the zoo? Were you at the Quady art show this weekend? I was hoping to meet and chat with you.. I had 3 images in and met some great people.. HUGE congrats on your win, its a terrific photo! #9238946

Carla Capra Anderson February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day, my Friends.
Jo Ann, Nadia, Laura and Songbird; I so appreciate your warm congrats. Thank you!

Songbird, I did take these at the zoo in the reptile house...through the glass. We usually attend but, couldn't this time. Our family was recovering from 14 days of cold/flu...UGH! Congrats tho.
;) CC #9239719

Anita Hogue February 14, 2011

A gorgeous capture, Carla! Congratulations on your fabulous winning image! #9239867

Robert Jensen February 14, 2011

Congratulations on this superb closeup #9240391

Carla Capra Anderson February 15, 2011

Thank you Anita and Robert.
;) CC #9241904

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 19, 2011

A beauty!! Congrats!! #9250743

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 20, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, Carla!!!

UB. #9251613

Anthony L. Mancuso February 21, 2011

Congrats on this awesome winner Carla! #9253678

Susan D. Royce level-classic February 21, 2011

Congrats Carla on your beautiful winner!! #9254206

Carla Capra Anderson February 22, 2011

Hi Shelly, UB, Tony and Susan;
I want to thank each of you for your congrats and compliments. I'm thrilled you stopped in to share this with me.
Thank you so much.
;) CC #9255285

Steve A. Mark March 01, 2011

Amazing Capture Carla! Congrats & Well Deserved!!! #9267554

Phyllis H. Burchett March 01, 2011

Hey Carla, congrats on being featured in SnapShot today! #9267760

Alexander Decoster March 01, 2011

A long time we hadn't been in contact but it was a nice surprise to see one of your pictures as a winner. If I may ask so did you do any postprocessing on this picture ? It is so sharp ! Colours so nice !
Alex. #9267829

Carla Capra Anderson March 01, 2011

Hi Steve;
It is so good to hear from you! Thank you.

Hi Phyllis;
Thank you!
I was so surprised and thrilled.

Hi Alex;
It has been awhile, I'm really glad to hear from you. Thank you!!
I shot the image in camera raw, making a few minor adjustment there. I then opened the image in PSE6. There I made a curves adjustment, cropped and no sharpening. I shot this image through glass and found it necessary to apply the curves adjustment to illuminate any indication of the glass.

BP Staff and editors;
I'm honored to have my image selected as the feature image in SnapShot, edition #514. Thank you.
;) CC #9267945

Lydia Williams level-classic March 01, 2011

Hi Carla,
Congratulations on your snapshot "feature"...Awesome.!

Teresa H. Hunt March 01, 2011

Congratulations on your photo being featured in the snapshot newsletter. Very cool! :)

Its a great photo too :) #9268258

Lisa B. North March 01, 2011

What a great portrait of this little green guy. Looks like it's got one hell of a personality that you captured perfectly! Congrats! #9268288

Carla Capra Anderson March 02, 2011

Hi Lydia, Teresa and Lisa;
I appreciate each of you and am very grateful for your messages and congrats.
Thank you.
;) CC #9269571

Anita Hogue March 02, 2011

Congratulations on your fabulous image being featured in snapshot! #9269848

Emile Abbott level-classic March 02, 2011

Enjoyed seeing this fella again on Snapshot Carla. #9269994

Carla Capra Anderson March 03, 2011

Thank you, Anita and Emile.
It was such an honor and I was thrilled.
;) CC #9271449

Kimberly Cline March 04, 2011

Awesome!!! #9273444

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 05, 2011

on your WINNER, and for your featured photo!!! 8o) #9275386

Carla Capra Anderson March 07, 2011

Hi Kimberly and Nancy;
Thank you very, very much.
;) CC #9277701

Dennis Gay May 20, 2011

G'day *CARLA*!

My heartiest and warmest Aussie congratz for the EP and 2nd PLACE awards bestowed upon this very colourful Nature study.
The lizard is such an intense and eye catching green yet it still cannot overcome the impact of that wonderful eye that has been made so prominent by your sharp focus and shallow depth of field.

Dennis #9417097

Carla Capra Anderson May 23, 2011

Hi Dennis;
Thank you, I'm glad you like Iggie!
;) CC #9424063

Carla Capra Anderson November 28, 2011

Iggie is a resident in the reptile house at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Each year the zoo hosts a photo competition for images taken within the zoo. Iggie was my entry in the animal portrait category. I'm pleased to say I was awarded 2nd place in the 2011 competition. #9835766

Liz blahh December 07, 2011

I can see why it's one of your favs. Congratulations on your win too! #9852382

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