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Savvas511 5 158 Cyprus
13 Feb 2017 7:27AM
Good capture and very well seen .
I uploaded 2 modifications which in my opinion give more emphasis on the main subject .

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paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2017 8:07AM
The content is good. In a tank or behind glass I assume? The quality is not so good. The top of the head is very over lit and burnt out. Difficult lighting, but it had to be addressed and you need to expose for the brightly lit area, then lighten the shadows later.

It could be sharper on the snake's face, but is quite sharp part way down the body, so you focused on the wrong bit.

prabhuv 11 4 India
13 Feb 2017 9:24AM
Yes Paulbroad. I agree your points. This snake came near my home, I have informed snake hunter and trying to take photos.

But i couldn't took photos clear focus , this one is better then other photos.. Next time i will try to take good sharpness.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2017 3:23PM
So it's a wild one! I would be using a very long lens so full marks for bravery!

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2518 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2017 3:58PM
You wouldn't have seen my heels for dust! Well done, but be careful...

I've uploaded a quick modification, I simply lightened shadows slightly then worked on the face to try to reduce the effect of strong sunlight. Darkened highlights, a bit of burn tool, a bit of sharpening.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
13 Feb 2017 4:20PM
When you are shooting in this sort of situation, don't worry about digital noise, but raise the ISO so that you can stop the lens down a bit (to cover focus errors and changes) and use a shutter speed that will freeze the action.

Like Moira, I'd have been well away from this - but if you are going to shoot, make sure that the focus and exposure are right - otherwise, it's jsut a snapshot, not anythign more.
13 Feb 2017 5:42PM
Well capture *** SmileSmileSmile
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
13 Feb 2017 8:30PM
There's some lovely detail on the skin but it's the eyes that need to be sharp.
However, in a situation like this I can understand that's not so easy.

In wildlife photography the welfare of the subject has to come first, but most advice stops there and rarely addresses the safety of the photographer. If you're safe you can relax and concentrate on the shot.

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