Saturday, August 31, 2019

Close Up Photo Of My Green Invasive Iguana Buddy |:| British Virgin Islands

I have learned so much about my little buddy recently.  Eventhough he is a green invasive iguana, he is not that bright green any more.  The older they get, the darker green his skin becomes and they can no longer camouflage on the banana tree leaves.  In my last post, I mentioned that he was injured because his tail was chopped.

I later learned that they have a mechanism whereby they have the ability to break off their tails to get away from a predator and the tail would grow back.  Well my little buddy seems to be getting as much rest as he can.  I know its him because there are alot of flies hanging around his tail.  I need to give my buddy a nameπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Anyway with all that being said, the last photo I took was with my canon EOS M100 camera with the 24-45mm lens attached.  I had a desire to get a closer photo so I went digging for my Nikon D60 DSLR camera but unfortunately, the battery needed charging and I just could not find the cord to attach to the charger.  So I purchased another battery charger this one does not have a cord.

This photo was taking with my Nikon D60 with a zoom lens attached.  My buddy was nestled amount the vines so I was unable to get a good shot of his body.  I will definitely be making more attempts now that I have my Nikon D60 back in action!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Injured Invasive Green Iguana, Tortola British Virgin Islands

Another photo of my little buddy.  But today I am sharing this photo on a sad note.  On Tuesday August 27, I found out that he is injured.  His tail was chopped ...  not completely so he is walking around with piece of his tail just hanging on to his body. If you look closely at the photo you will see that his tail looks funny. 

He looks at me as if he is asking for help.πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”  Yesterday, August 28, tropical storm Dorian, which developed into a hurricane, passed through the territory and my dear friend held on to the banana tree leaf for dear life!!!!  

I am wondering if iguanas are an endangered species in the BVI and if there is someone who can help me help my little buddy πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

I have subsequently learnt is that it is perfectly natural for Green Iguanas like him to lose part of their tail to help them escape a predator/threat, so his tail will actually regrow over time and he won’t be in any pain from his injury! the bad news, is that Green iguanas are actually an invasive species here in the bvi so they have no protection legally. 

The Anegada rock iguana (which are an endangered species in the BVI) are not that shade of green and I believe does not have those spikes either.   These iguanas are native to the bvi.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Stunning Sunrise Beef Island, British Virgin Islands

These are some stunning photos of n absolutely amazing sunrise from the Queen Elizabeth Bridge Tortola British Virgin Islands

Sunday, August 18, 2019

How To Set The Self Timer Feature On Nikon D60 DSLR Camera

In this blog post I am going to show you how to set up the self timer feature on Nikon DSLR d60 camera.

Put on the camera and select menu button.  These first set of menu listings are the Playback Menu. On the right you will see a icon that looks like a pencil (its the second option) - this is the Custom Setting Menu, select that.  Scroll down to option number four - Release Mode and select.  Scroll down and select Self Timer option. 

Back at the Custom Settings Menu options, scroll down to option number 11 - Fn Button and select Self Timer option.

Now back at the main menu of Custom Setting Menu, scroll down to option number 16 which is Self-timer.  Here you can set how long you want the timer to go for before taking a photo.  There are four options, 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds and 20 seconds. Make your selection.

Position your camera on a tripod, press the shutter button, position yourself in front the camera.  The beeper will beep for a few seconds (the length of time all depends on the option you selected) and take a photo.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

photo of the day

I had fun afternoon with my grandson at the Pier Park, Road Town Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  I was about to take this photo of the cruise ship and as I pressed on the shutter button, my grandson put his hand in front of the camera and this is the result!  I had a good laugh and am pleased with the results!  What do you think?

I allowed my grandson to use my camera for the first time and I think he really enjoyed it.  He even took a photo of me!
I was a bit skeptical at first because I was scared that he might drop the camera.  I eventually told him to put the camera strap around his neck and then I relaxed.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Invasive Green Iguana In My Backyard - Tortola British Virgin Islands

Iguana in my backyard.  I see them quite frequently.  They love hiding out and hanging out on the banana trees. In the United States Virgin Islands, they are endangered species so  you will see the very old iguanas just chilling on trees and if you are lucky you just might see one at the mall!  Honestly a few years ago, we saw one outside the mall in St. Thomas.

Photo was taken with my Canon EOS M100 camera with the 15-45mm lens attached.  I cropped the photo with and the resolutions still looks amazing!!!

Check out my photo of an iguana in 2011.  CLICK HERE