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Smooth snake

Smooth snake
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-05
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-01 6:37
Viewed: 3217
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again,

Here's one of the snakes i've came across during our filed trips this year.
It's a Smooth snake - Coronella austriaca - a female, that was calm enough to let me maneuver around her and take a few shots.
It was a good chance to test my new hand-made diffuser that i've created from cardboard and plain paper. It's not that elaborate - just an extension of the Omni-Bounce diffuser i had that makes the illuminated surface larger and more...well...diffused :)
I mounted this "contraption" on my 430 Speedlight and used it off-camera with the Canon cord.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: no
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Flash: Yes - with handmade diffuser
Support: handheld but flat on the ground
TOD: about 5 PM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marius-secan: Merci Marius si imi pare rau...horia 1 06-01 14:20
To wishnugaruda: Thanks Sabinehoria 1 06-01 14:18
To AnimalExplorer: Thanks a lot, Paul!horia 1 06-01 14:11
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-01 7:01]

Ce splendoare de captura! Detalii de exceptie! Imi place cum ai focusat!

Buna Horia,
Detalii si culori soft cu deosebit efect.
Faina captura. Cu serpii nu prea am succes caci sunt putini in zona la mine.
Agricultura ii distruge.

Superba captura. Detalii de invidiat!
Felicitari petru aceasta minunatie.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-01 7:43]

Foarte interesanta compozitia.
Numai bine

Really really nice, love the photo! :)

Brilliant capture with very striking dept of field and amazing sharpness, Horia! Great composition and colors! Bravo!
George Veltchev

De exceptie!!! Culori naturale, compozitie reusita! I-mi place in mod deosebit cum ai ales punctul de focus si DOF-ul... Felicitari!

Hi Horia,
this is a perfect example to show the meaning of DOF ;-) The focus is only at the middle part of the shot, the front and the back are blurred and give the illusion of speed and action.
Thanks, very well done, this is a pretty snake.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Photographed with an artistic eye. I like how the DOF decides the point of interest guiding the viewer to were the photographer intended. Overall exposure settings are perfect. Well done Horia. :)

super captura, mpp (mersi pentru postare :))

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