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Cool Snake

Cool Snake
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Copyright: Robert Krampf (krampf) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 14] (104)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-02
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-03 11:43
Viewed: 4683
Points: 11
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I was moving some lumber this morning and found this beautiful Cornsnake. He was cool enough to sit still while I grabbed the camera for some practice at closeups. I used the flash, bouncing off the side of the house for lighting. I wish that there was a tiny bit of space below his tongue, but otherwise I am pretty pleased with the shot.

Cornsnakes are common here. They are harmless to people, but are often mistaken for the venomous Copperhead.

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Nice cornsnake. Nice sharp focus, well composed.

I like the way you have captured the tongue and I agree a little more space under the tongue would have been better.

However, I'm not sure I like the lighting on this shot. I usually prefer the lighting to be coming from the front of the animal, rather than from behind.

Nice action and sharp focus. I like this photo just a little more space under the tongue would have been better.

You must be nuts! :-) Snakes freak me out.

Great job capturing the snake and really good job keeping the camera still.

The DOF is good and the colours really great.

The lighting seems to be from the side, which is fine. In actual fact it should enhance the colours and not overpower it, just MHO regarding the light.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-03 13:47]

Beautiful color, nice sharp focus. Great POV.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-03 21:22]

Very nice, closeup portrait, Robert! Nothing more to say :-) TFS! Michal

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-04 1:11]

The colors on this cornsnake are really beautiful and very rich. Great POV and light. Well done and TFS. : )

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