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Another one of the Adder shots. I know there's a piece of grass on the bottom right, but I wasn't going to put my hand there Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Mar 2011 - 2:58 PM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:I'm Watching you
Username:nicktg nicktg
Uploaded:15 Mar 2011 - 9:02 PM
Tags:Adders, Reptiles, Wildlife / nature
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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 9:35 PM

Super shot as reptiles are not the best of subjects to picture. Good colour & detail.

Colin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 - 10:30 AM

Very good! Congratulations for the subject and detail.
IB

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2011 - 12:32 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Decent image, but the head needs to be critical sharp. Did you use a tripod, or at least, a monopod? 1/160 even with an IS lens is not fast enough at 250mm to be sure without extra support. I would have upped he ISO if you had to hand hold to get a faster shutter speed. Sharp with grain is better than not sharp - not that this is far off.

I would also try and compose the head, the focal point, onto the bottom left third.

Paul

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nicktg
nicktg  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2011 - 12:42 PM

Hi Paul,

No I didn't use the Tripod - I couldn't get it in place so it was hand held sort of kneeling (on a bramble!- we suffer for our art!!) I did try my 180mm Macro later but it cam to investigate and was too close to focus (or comfort!!)

All noted though

And thank for the comments guys - much appreciated

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BadSoulPhotography
17 Mar 2011 - 12:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I love taking pictures of snakes and I know it isn't easy.
Takes a lot of courage to get in close enough for a good shot, with some snakes.
You captured this one dead on like it struck a pose for you, great.
It's not easy avoiding "noise" in a wildlife photo, you take the shot when it's there, right?
I wonder if you could blur the surroundings on your photo editing software so the snake stands out more? Just a thought.
Thanks for sharing and keep safe when out in the field, ok?

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