Morrison Quote About Reptiles.....

© Michael S. Lazarus

Morrison Quote About Reptiles.....

Uploaded: April 24, 2008


f/8.0, 1/60, 18-200mmVR@200mm, DSC_12599, 6:13PM, ISO200

“I've always liked reptiles. I used to see the universe as a mammoth snake, and I used to see all the people and objects, landscapes, as little pictures in the facets of their scales. I think peristaltic motion is the basic life movement... Swallowing." -Jim Morrison

Wild iguana photographed in Doral, FL at the edge of a Lake

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


M.Christine Duncan April 24, 2008

How in the world did you sneak up on this guy? LOL Telephotos are great aren't they?! I like the DOF and the water in the distance makes this a perfect location for the portrait of this reptile. That's a quirky quote you've got going on there! Mulling this one over for a while. #907704

Samantha L. Dean April 25, 2008

Beautifully captured. Rich colors and love the clarity. Don't think you could have done it any better! :-) #5839720

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 25, 2008

When I see ROCKY MOUNTAINS I always wonder if they COULD BE old and -GIANT- DINOSAUR MOLARS! Does this count, too?

What a great capture of this fellow, Michael. The coloring on his tail reminds me of ARMY DUDS. He really is a beauty!

Alive and at Attention! (HEY MAYBE HE -IS- in the ARMY?) Ha! Laura Swan #5840774

Michael S. Lazarus April 26, 2008

Thank you Christine, Samantha and Laura for your comments on this one! I found this iguana on the bank of a large lake in an industrial area where many of my business accounts are located in Doral, FL. A great tip I once read from a respected wild life photographer was too look for animals in urban areas as they are not as easily spooked as animals in areas remote from human intrusion. While 200mm may seem like a lot of zoom, you have to still have to get very close to get a decent shot. 300mm is the way to go for wildlife in my experience. When I can afford it, I think I will get Nikon's f/2.8 300mm VR lens as wildlife is my favorite subject to shoot. #5843433

Candice L. Carter April 26, 2008

He is a handsome iguana! Great capture Michael! #5843847

Sherry McClead April 28, 2008

Hey Michael... great shot! So true about getting close in the wild... so when you get the big 300mm your gonna like send me the 200mm right :} #5855590

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