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  • Abraca-dabra

    I love this photo.
    Nice command of the depth of field, the way the background is blurred to blockout "noise" that could distract the viewer.
    The eye go directly to the subject, the insect.
    Aiding in this is the twig, how it also directs the eyes of the viewer to the subject insect.
    The rain or dew drops add value and if I may say even texture as they help direct the viewers eye.
    Last but not least I enjoy the color combination.
    Very impressive combination of techniques, congratulations and thanks for sharing this photo.
    • 18 Mar 2011 11:26PM
  • I'm Watching you

    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?
    • 17 Mar 2011 12:07PM
  • Sarah

    I'm not normally a fan of Black & Whites but this shot is really impressive as a result of it being in Black and White.
    I think mainly because of the shadowing effect that adds mood to this. Mood is very important to portraits in my opinion.
    Many levels of Black and White, nicely done.
    Interesting pose of the model, adds value.
    Use of the rule of thirds, too...great.
    Most important, viewers eyes are drawn to the subject immediately, no noise and there is a story in this shot.
    Personally, I wouldn't change a thing.
    Thanks for sharing.
    • 16 Mar 2011 12:46PM
  • Rhino

    Thanks, he looks bored
    • 12 Mar 2011 10:00PM
  • Majestic Eagle

    I'm glad fellow photographers like this shot. I've collected many wild animal shots over the years.
    Some of the animals were friendlier than others but as I upgrade my equipment, I've been able to keep my distance and get close ups.
    My motto is safety first.
    Many thanks to those who like my photos and those who have voted for them.
    • 11 Mar 2011 11:25AM
  • ladybird

    Blurring the background was a good idea in this photo, as was using a neutral color for the background both of which direct the viewers eyes to the subject immediately.
    A masterful use of reflection which again draws the eyes to the subject while emphasizing it's features.
    While you made good use of depth of field, you didn't use the rule of thirds as the subject seems dead centre. Here it works. Composition rules are great but can be best broken to add value in some cases.
    Just the right amount of lighting, not overwhelming.
    This simple shot was well thought out and executed.
    • 10 Mar 2011 2:36AM