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Python Scales

Python Scales
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Copyright: Lisa Den Elzen (LisaDE) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 25] (245)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-23
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, xD picture card
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-24 5:19
Viewed: 6928
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Skin of an Amethyst (bush) Python, sadly this one was dead, I found it strung across a fence near a horse enclosure and very near suburban houses. I'm pretty sure this one is an Amethyst (scrub) Python, they're such gorgeous reptiles and its sad to see any killed

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-24 6:29]
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Absolute spot-on detail dof on the scales, Lisa. Very nice picture. If you turn your camera body ± 45º, you will get the scales on a diagonal, that wil give you another great picture. Thy it in PS and see the affect for yourself, but it is easier if you took the picture at an angle.

Superb shot speaking about the details and colours Lisa. I agree with Callie - it would have been interesting to see it as a diagonal. Anyway it surely is a minor thing and I like the picture very much.

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  • Cat Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-07-24 12:22]

Wow, Lisa, that is some detail!! Maginificent and I too think the diagonal would be interesting as well. This is a wonderful shot!

Sad to see such a magnificent reptile meet this type of death. The scales look so textured they almost stand off the screen.very nice as the others say the is an art work waiting to get out of it

Congratulation for TN,dear Lisa!
Glad to see you here.
An amazing texture,with attractive colors which very well contrasred,also well cropped & framed.also well composed the spots of skins.
it's sad about this one was dead.
anyway,...I like it,very strang & beautiful shot that you creat & posted here.
Thanks for sharing,


Beautiful capture of the pattern of scales, good DOF and lots of details. That said, snakes are definitely not amongst my favourite Aussie wildlife, not even pythons like this (how about catching a Major Mitchell for me - or a Galah?).
I remember stepping off the boat in Tasmania years ago and onto the bus where the driver promptly greeted us: "Welcome to Tasmania, we have 7 of the 10 most deadly snakes of the world on this island..". Fortunately, I didn't meet any of the seven..

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  • zto Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-07-25 5:01]
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Amazing Lisa. The details...the details, again ;) It is just beautifull. I can't stop looking at it. Can't come to think of anything to improve here. It is spot on.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-07-25 5:41]
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what a details Lisa,
Happy to see you here with a very good one. Very nice composition, that skin is very colour full, with details.
very good job

An amazing exercise in texture and colors, Lisa. Absolutely crisp, and I like the slightly reflective effect the light provides on the pattern, giving it an almost 3D appearance. Very good shot, well done.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-07-25 13:21]
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Amazing details for this shot.
I like it.
I agree with you and prefer living snakes.
Well done.

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  • Nina (0)
  • [2004-07-26 3:42]

Super shot Lisa, how wonderful to be able to appreciate the detail of something one is unlikely to be able to get too close to.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-26 4:48]

Good macro Lisa, the textures and tones are very nicely seen.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-26 10:15]

Incredible DOF and detail. Just sad that this was dead. Had it been living you would have had DOF (Die Of Fear) - Well taken - Japie

Great patterns Lisa :) Glad you did a tribute to this one by posting his incredible beautiful scames. Good job :)

Very nice. Detail is fantastic. Pity about the death of this harmless animal. Thanx for sharing. Lots of initiative in the concept, love it.

Very well done Lisa!
The details are spectacular and the framing is perfect indeed.

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  • ebbe Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (62)
  • [2004-07-29 16:26]

A good close up is allways nice. You have a nice interaction of texture and pattern here that makes it interesting. The diagonal tilt of the darker bands makes the picture more dynamic.

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  • Luko Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 6 N: 55] (134)
  • [2004-07-31 13:30]
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The missing link between TrekNature and Treklens. very well spotted : Lovely shots maybe wery simple too.

Fantastic, that's the word I have for this shot, great detailed and fine colours, very well seen, Lisa !

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  • orme Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 56] (188)
  • [2004-08-04 5:46]

A fantastic shot, Lisa. Excellent clarity and wonderful texture. Very well framed.

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  • lyta (42)
  • [2004-08-23 13:27]

Great picture and detail.

Bravo! J'aime bien ces détails anatomiques. On n'en voit pas beaucoup, dommage.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2004-10-16 23:24]

a really good shot. Amazing and beautifull.
Very sharp.
Well done. ***

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  • cwong (17)
  • [2004-11-26 1:48]

Hi Lisa. You know what? I have never seen the skin of snakes upclose before, I'm terrified of snakes. But thanks to you, now I have an idea how it looks. Sad to hear about its death.
I like the texture or pattern of your photo. You have presented it in a very nice way. Truly magnificent. Thanks for sharing. Regards,

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-01 2:59]

Pretty photo. I like. You do interesting photos.


The shot shows the pattern in the best way. nice details.



Good idea! Nice picture!

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