Jan 5, 2013

Reptile Photography at John Pennekamp State Park

 

Found this Iguana at John Pennekamp State Park in Florida near Everglades National Park. While other kept shooting standing and achieved top down images I made my way down to ground level. The idea was to be add eye level with the reptile and therefore achieving a more interesting perspective of the animal. A large aperture (small f-stop number like f/5.6 or smaller) beautifully isolated it from the green trees and blue sky in the background. Aperture was f/3.5 resulting in a 1/500 second exposure time. I used a Polarizing Filter to boost colors and minimize unwanted glare.