30 days of Photographs IV: Texture

Day 8 –  Texture

30 days of Photographs is hosted by MikeWJ and Ziva.

STILL at the butterfly farm. While we were there, I came across this huge iguana. He was beautiful and full of texture.  He let me get right in his face with my camera. If you click the image, you will get an enlargement that’s in focus. Go on, you know you want to.

texture, iguana

He looked like he was made from chain mail. I wanted to touch him, but wasn’t sure of his reaction, so I chickened out.  Once I got home, I found my sense and was sorry it took me so long. It wouldn’t be allowed to roam around freely, where kids were, if there was any threat to safety.  If I ever go back, I will definitely feel him all over. Well, maybe not all over.

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  • He’s so neat looking! I’ve touched an iguana. They’re surprisingly dry.

    • This one was definitely dry. It was such a hot day and he was just basking in the sun.

  • That is amazing! Gorgeous texture! We used to keep an iguana at school. The thing was huge and roamed freely around the space. His tail was wicked, though. You didn’t want to be slapped with that!

  • He looks how I feel somedays. That’s a brilliant shot, Babs.

  • That is cool. My favorite shot so far. Very interesting. Look like a prehistoric monster. The lighting is perfect.

    • I must admit that It did make me think of prehistoric creatures. It could, so easily have been a dinosaur, if larger.

    • Tami Von Zalez

      That was my first thought too – how prehistoric he looked.

  • Ron

    Yes, Babs, I did click the image to get the enlargement and WOW…he looked like a dinosaur!

    The clarity of the texture you captured is truly awesome because you can see every detail.

    Way to go, Babs!

    X to you and Mo!

    P.S. And I don’t know how you do it, but you always get the animals in your shots to smile at you. Just like the little duck in your last post – HA!

    • See. That’s what a Canon is capable of – and more 🙂

      You made me chuckle at animals smiling at me. I am very patient and wait until a certain movement grabs me, then click. It’s a good job Mo has learned to be patient when I’m out with my camera 🙂

      • Ron

        Yaaaaaaay Canons!!!

        ” I am very patient and wait until a certain movement grabs me, then click”

        Yes, you are very patient. And that’s a great thing because it shows in your faaaaaaabulous photos!!!


  • What a gorgeous photo. I love how you chose to frame him. He’s a handsome devil and I’m so grateful he doesn’t resemble food.

    • Thank you. I thought he was handsome too. I promise not to post any food shots.

      • For some reason, looking at all the food posts is making me starving. Didn’t bother me on several of the other days but today, YIKES!

  • ReformingGeek

    Wowsa! That is a great photo. I want to touch him too!

  • Amazing textures. It looks so Jurassic Park.

    • It does, doesn’t it? Thankfully, not as huge as those things.

  • Comedy Plus

    He’s a great example of texture. Yes he is. They look scary, but they won’t hurt you.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

    • I know. I really will touch him next time. I think he’s lovely 🙂

  • HOLY CRAP!!!

    I’m too scared to zoom into this photo. Reptiles freak me the hell out!

  • Oh my goodness, Babs, that’s gorgeous! I want to take him home and keep him as a pet! Great job. 🙂

  • Wow, Babs, that is an incredible photograph! Well done, you can really see the details.

    • Thanks Nicky. I do like to get up close and personal when I take photos. Sometimes when I don’t too 😉

  • Awesome. Nothing says texture like a lizardy dude.

    • That’s very true. He was a tad bashed about though.

  • Jackal

    Fantastic !

  • While I would totally be a chicken to actually touch an iguana, I can’t think of a better example of texture. What an apt description. It does look like chain mail.

  • Oh my goodness! He almost doesn’t look real. Amazing!

    • I did wonder, when I first saw him. He was so still 😉

  • HOW AMAZING. What an incredible subject for texture, and the photo is simply stunning!

    • Thank you. He is a beauty and it was the first time I’d ever seen one.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    That is pretty stunning, and must be odd to see on the foggy island of England. I had no idea their skin was so armored and odd. I want to eat it, but I suppose the feeling is mutual.

    • Ha ha! I’d never seen one before, but we were at a ‘tropical’ butterfly farm, so I suppose anything was possible.

  • That is an awesome picture. The textures are amazing, and I would like to touch him too!

    • He was gorgeous and I will go back to see him one day.

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    He’s amazing, isn’t he? Such wonderful texture on that skin. I suppose you’re right; he wouldn’t have been allowed to wander free without warning signs if he wasn’t safe to touch, not with children around. I think I might have chickened out too, though. Not that I’m particularly scared of ginormous lizards, but I’ve heard they can bite!

  • MalisaHargrove

    Love love love this photo! No better photo for texture! Why is there an iguana at a butterfly farm? I hate butterflies so I hope this iguana gets his fill!

    • Ha ha ha! There are lots of different wildlife there. The butterfly farm is a building within a large area of grounds where the wildlife live. I don’t know why they call it a butterfly farm only.