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.


  1. It's an amazing shot. Colors, brightness, background everything is just perfect. It does show passion of photographer.

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  2. Thanks a trillion dollars for your comment on my reptile Wildlife Photography image of an Iguana. It was a great find at the John Pennekamp State Park in Florida and a little nerve wrecking to be a few feet away and down at ground level with the guy. In the end I was rewarded with a great wildlife photo that I so much love ... glad you like it to Laura! My best, Juergen