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My first ever...snake!!

I am truly afraid of these creatures...But Angi gave me
the confidence to take and get this close...his body is what you see out of focus..as
just wanted to get the head shot with the water droplets...more another day.


Thank you everyone for all those wonderful comments on the Tiger Cub
and to Ian for your User Award and Bob for the day before on the Water Dragon


Catching up slowly...we did Autumn scenes today at Winkworth ..Surrey

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Oct 2012 - 4:48 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Green Tree Python
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:2 Nov 2012 - 12:08 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Green Tree Snake, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Nov 2012 - 12:16 AM

Superb Lillian, love the detail,
Fred.

debu
debu  4 India
2 Nov 2012 - 12:18 AM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:20 AM

yes how good to overcome one's fears! And the result is outstanding.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:23 AM

Your title put me off a tad, Lillian......looks very lizard like for a frogWinkWinkWink
Excellent head portrait, very sharp, so you must have overcome your reservations and got fairly close despite the 100mm. focal length.
Wonderful shot asa ever from your stable.
Ronnie.

achieverswales
2 Nov 2012 - 12:30 AM

Hi Lillian surly this is a Green Tree Python not a frog, Anyway a fantastic macro capture!

Regards

Trev.

pks
pks  10 England
2 Nov 2012 - 12:34 AM

wow

peter

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 - 12:35 AM

A superb and well captured image Lillian
Jim

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:36 AM

My goodness you are brave!
You captured the snake's head so very clearly!
I'd keep well clear of these!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Sorry I thought your cub was a reflection yesterday -
if I'd read the narrative properly I'd have known but it did look like a reflection!!

Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
2 Nov 2012 - 12:43 AM

That is awe inspiring I love these creatures! used to collect adders can't do it anymore never mind they are better off perhaps, love it good for you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:46 AM

You were truely brave Lilian-- Never would I.......

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:50 AM

Super detail with the water droplets Lillian.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
2 Nov 2012 - 3:25 AM

Great capture of this Beautiful snake well taken.
Allen, Smile

Last Modified By lesliea at 2 Nov 2012 - 3:25 AM
Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
2 Nov 2012 - 4:27 AM

What a handsome fella this is Smile Excellent close up with lots of detail Smile Great photo !

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 5:26 AM

Sorry to point out the obvious Lillian, but isn't it a snake? Terrific shot either way.

Today is my last upload. I'm pretty much wrung out and not sure I will be uploading again. I will continue to vote or as in your case comment.

TTFN

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 6:04 AM

A very funny FROG, Lillian Wink. My most hated critter, but a superb capture. Carol

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:11 AM

Superb image Lillian, fantastic detail and colours, pin sharp too. I don't like snakes of any kind either Lillian

Hugh

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:13 AM

Maybe due to being tired or just the fact that I really am not a lover of snakesSad
sorry folks but of coarse this is a snake!!
but had it in the credits and write up that I don't like snakes too
taken at Angi's...wonderful placeGrin
Lillian

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:33 AM

Stunning macro shot.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:37 AM

Stunning and love the droplets.

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

simply stunning lillian top shot Wink
andy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

Stunning detail Lillian! You are brave - I'm not keen on these slithery creatures either. Love the comp and the oof bits and of course the fine detail.
Ann

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:30 AM

A wonderful ancient creature.
Very, very well captured Lillian.

(We had to get a yard long grass snake out of the
ornamental fish pond in my garden a few weeks ago.
I think many have a natural fear over being too near
snakes)

B.

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 - 8:43 AM

just amazing ! gill

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2113 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:46 AM

You were verry close I'd say,this is BRILLIANT Lilian,I love snakes,I look for them in the summer,only saw a couple this year ,weather not warm enough for them.
I was going to give you my Award,but I cant today ,so here's some smiles for you insteadGrinSmileWink GrinSmileWink
NettaSmile

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8130 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 - 8:58 AM

A beauty Lillian - glad you overcame your fear, it was well worth it.

JohnChambersPhotography

Very good head capture lovely detail true to life colours, nice one

John

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:12 AM

First rate shot Lillian. Head and face of this beast - superbly detailed.
Ron

bps11
bps11  1 England
2 Nov 2012 - 9:14 AM

Great capture with stunning detail and clarity...well done!

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:36 AM

Reptilian beauty Lillian, ( I only found 1 snake whilst we were away Sad was looking for more !) Macro detail.
Ron.

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:38 AM

one magnificent image worthy of being in any magazine
chris

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:49 AM

Wow! What amazing details and focus. have to tell you though, this image certainly doesn't improve my feelings re snakes as he looks seriously scary!

Ann

TONKSPHOTO
TONKSPHOTO e2 Member 3TONKSPHOTO vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 10:38 AM

Leaps off the screen Lillian........John

digital_boi
2 Nov 2012 - 10:58 AM

Not a great lover of snakes either Lillian I frequently had cobras/others in my garden when i lived in Indonesia not conducive to clean underwear at all !!! i digress a fine capture graat detail and texture

GrahamGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4969 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 11:03 AM

Beautiful detail in this macro, Lillian. I'm okay with the captive types but met a red bellied snake in Australia in the wild and was definitely VERY wary Smile

Dave

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53999 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 11:19 AM

Such a pretty colour.
x

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
2 Nov 2012 - 12:01 PM

I am also terrified of snakes, but managed to look at this and appreciate the exquisite detail! Ann.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 12:52 PM

I hate the horrible slimy things but that is an outstanding image.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 1:03 PM

Well done Lillian for getting that close if you do not like them. Amazing detail .
Carole

jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 943 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 - 3:36 PM

Great shot Lillian. Likewise seriously dislike these creatures. Have had too many close encounters (& I mean close) however I do admit they have a certain appeal
Jenni xx

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 4:15 PM

What an amazing close-up. A cracking shot, Lillian, especially if, as you say, you are afraid of them!
Thanks again for your UA! Wink
Trev Smile

Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 4:23 PM

Superbly done Lillian. Very nice.

Gerry

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 4:45 PM

Another superb macro shot Lillian, I am another who doesn't like snakes but I do admire anyone who can get close enough to get a shot like this.
Ray

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 4:58 PM

Stunning detail and superb colour especially in the eye. Water droplets just adds to the magic of this image. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Bob

graceland
graceland  92363 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 5:17 PM

star picture againWink

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM

What a great image for a first Lillian, amazing shot, well done.

John Smile

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:18 PM

Stunning, Lillian, hope you had your 300m lens on, i would not get within a mile of a snakeSadWink, fantastic colours and the pov is superb.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 - 7:30 PM

Amazing close-up.

P.

KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:35 PM

Wow!

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:58 PM

The detail captured in fine image is amazing.

Albert

sable
sable  5 England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 7:59 PM

Sorry snakes are my phobia just can not look xx

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:54 PM

Not been this close to one before. Details exceedingly good.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:32 PM

Cracking shot Lillian but you wouldnt get me this close to one im not keen on reptiles lol

thedon1941
3 Nov 2012 - 12:16 AM

Great (And brave) close up. Terrific detail. Also just browsed your pf. Wonderful load of wildlife images. Brilliant. Don

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:38 AM

The detail is stunning Lillian. paul

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:59 AM

Fabulous detail and colour, I'd have been using my 300mm for this Lillian, brave you.

Dougie

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 4:05 PM

A stupendous close up Lilllian, the detail and clarity is outstanding

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
4 Nov 2012 - 8:20 AM

I see you are very brave lady, Lillian!Smile
Regards Valery

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
5 Nov 2012 - 11:46 AM

WOW what else can i say/
jj

Bonico
Bonico  4 Romania
6 Nov 2012 - 6:22 PM

Like it. Congrats.
Bogdan

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 - 4:27 AM

Huge! Humongous! Grin Not for the faint-hearted this shot!
Very well seen... LOVE IT! IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 7 Nov 2012 - 4:28 AM
jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 3jujupops vcard England
10 Nov 2012 - 3:28 PM

Well done Lillian,snakes are not my thing either.....brilliant shot
Julie

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

superbly capture Lillian and i know how scared you are of them so 10/10 from me

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