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Royal Python *My First Post!*

Royal Python *My First Post!*
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Copyright: Ruby Kellard (RubyJazz) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 22] (103)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-07
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My First Post of Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-07 9:21
Viewed: 3555
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is my first posting on TrekNature!
This is a young Royal Python.
It was taken with my brother's (Joey) Canon S3 IS.

Thankyou :)

earthtraveler, fartash, eqshannon, hester, azleader, Silke, joey, Runnerduck, uleko, marhowie has marked this note useful
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To joey: Thanx for the critiqueRubyJazz 1 12-08 02:03
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Hi Ruby,
welcome to TN.
Fine shot of this Python.
Very interesting composition and great focused details as well as color.
Well done, TFS

Hello Ruby,
Welcome to TN, and thanks for the Python picture. I like the composition and the sparkle in the eye from the flash. The scale patters are great too, especially in the foreground. I look forward to more and to hearing when you get your own camera as well. Regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-07 10:16]

Hi Ruby. Welcome to TN no2 Kellard on TN .
what aa good first shot . You have captured fine detail and colours. with good light in the eye. well done TFS. now you will need a camera .

Hi Ruby and welcome on TN!
I believe that it was really great idea to start adventure with TN! All of us learned (and still are learning) a lot watching pictures and reading critiques :)
Bravo also for your brother who showed you this gallery :)
And not a few words about the photo :)
First of all it is a very good picture to start adventure with TN. Very good portrait with fine details and good contrast. Picture is sharp and bood coloured too :)
Best greetings from Poland,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-07 10:38]

Hi Ruby, nice shot of this python. We can tell that you are siblings with same interests. Welcome to TN and hope to see you in the future! Great photo, clear and sharp, well lighted and talent. Thanks,


Hello Ruby
Welcome to TN
This is great that you get inspired by TN and Joe photos :o)
Excellent shot of this Royal Python,Welldone.

Have a great weekend

Talent in photography must run in your family eh? Or are you maybe the one who taught Joey?:-) A very fine first post and welcome to TN...

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-07 12:51]

Hi Ruby

Welcome to Trek Nature. You seem enthusiastic, interested in nature and willing to learn so I'm sure you will enjoy your time on this site. I have been on the site for over a year now and the site has really helped me.

Nice opening shot. Excellent low POV and nice tight framing. The textures and colours are very nice.

TFS (Thanks for sharing)


Hello Ruby,

What a splendid first post!
Superb, sharp image, excellent detail and very cleverly cropped!
If you maintain this sort of quality, you will have much praise!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Beautifully captured coiled snake image. Great colors and composition.

Hi Ruby
A warm welcome to TrekNature.
Your starting off very well with this close up of a Python. Intricate details warm colours and good composition create a awesome view.

Thanks for joining in on my forum too.
TFS Janice

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-12-07 14:30]
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Welcome to Trek Nature, Ruby!

This is a really good picture with which to start your adventure here. The composition is truly spectacular and the colours and details are outstanding.
I hope to see lots more postings from you....

A few tips to make it easier and more fun:
- Add your camera(s) to your introduction (see Profiles, Equipment Profile)
- Each time you post a picture, do take the time to visit at least 10 pictures in the Gallery to write a critique of the works of other photographers. Observing (and critiquing) the successes and errors of other members makes for great opportunities to learn!
- Make use of the workshop (you’ll learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses by helping others improve)
- Always write more than 4 lines of NOTES. That allows members to give you points for usefulness and gives them a chance to learn more too!
- Take full advantage what TrekNature allows: up to 800 pixels along one on the sides of the picture and up to 200 Kbs file size!
- Read ABOUT (and FAQ)!
I am sure that these ideas will help you make the most of your stay on the site!!

TFS (Thank-you For Sharing)


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-07 15:08]

Hi Ruby. Nice Macro of this sanke, and wellcome to TN.
Regards from Mexico.

Hi ruby,
Excellent shot, great colors and good sharpness.

welcome to TN

Great first post!!!

Great details and wonderful composition.
Welcome to Treknature...hope to see a lot more of your stuff!

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-12-07 18:24]

Hi and welcome to TN!
VEry sharp and good shot.
Fine colors and a tight good composition.
Regards, Jon

hello ruby,

i am glad to welcome another member of kellard family to Treknature, It has been wonderful having Joe here and i hope that your association will be add on to it .

Its a nice post to start your journey at Treknature, This is a fine shot of this Python where i can see the scales clearly, lovely colours, well composed shot with fine pov, i liked the tight cropping and the eye contact,

looking forward to see more of your posting, critiques and commnets soon,

tfs & regards


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-08 1:54]
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Hey Ruby,
what a superb shot :)
I love the composition of it.
Welcome to TN :D


Hello Ruby, welcome to Trek Nature. I hope it brings you much joy and experience.
A lovely image to be starting off with. You've obviously picked up a lot of tips from Joey.
Lovely detail on the scales, and the eye contact is a bonus.
Great work, looking forward to seeing more.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-08 2:32]

Hello Ruby,
Welcome to TN! With Joe as an inspiration source I'm sure you'll make great progress here!
Very impressive first shot of this Python in a fine pose. Good focus on the eye and great sharpness showing fine details and colours of the beautiful skin. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ruby & welcome to TN.
Great looking reptile here.
I like the colors, patterns, details, and POV. The overall impact is very good :)

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  • frubio (24)
  • [2007-12-08 7:28]

Hi ruby, welcome to treknature
i have scary about this animals, the form how is shot is nice, appear inofensive..
Nice shot, let's go and we want more pics about you.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-12-09 10:33]

hi ruby; welcome TN what a nice to see you here.the first photo is really superb as a starting well done
tfs ridvan
all the best from turkey

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-09 12:58]

Hi Ruby,
a warm (but belated!) welcome to TN. You've started with a excellent shot that's got loads of detail and very good exposure too. This close in tight framing works really well as it fills the whole shot with some great texture from the snakes skin. I hope you enjoy your time here on TN.

Hello Ruby,
Welcome to TN!!!! :-)
You've started with very excellent portrait shot of this Python.
I can see the very nice details and natural colours here.
Also, I personally love this composition very much.
Well presented and TFS,

Hi Ruby, a great welcome on TN, splendid portrait of this wonderful snake with excellent details and great sharpness, i like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-10 15:00]

Hi Ruby

Excellent shot - I really like the way this is both an abstract and real life shot at the same time. Well done.


good first outing shot!!
you made a good choice of camera there..one i would like to have
the result proves the ability to take sharp photos with great clarity
the flash has given a really good highlight in the eye and accentuated the scale brilliance

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