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Scott (Snake)

By ellavr
Black headed python.

This is another picture of the black headed python, seeing as not many people liked the last one I thought I would have another go at it. :o)

This is Scott - he is reared in captivity and as a python is of course not poisonous! He is about 1.5 - 2 m long.

My brother (a snake wrangler!) took him to show to a class of preschool children in order to demonstrate some snake skills to them - these are important skills to have in Far NOrth Queensland, Australia! He then took him to the lake so that I could take these pictures of him.

I think he is very beautiful and if you want to look at my new portrait picture you will see some more of him!!

Thanks for looking and any critism or hints are very welcome!


Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: PhotographyBySuzan, Kano, ReidFJR and 17 more

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hermin 18 2 Israel
18 May 2005 1:41AM
nice eye lead. Dunno' must be my monitor but the focus area on the snake and grass somehow do not match
ellavr 18 66
18 May 2005 1:51AM
Thanks Hermin for your comment. I dont know what it is about the focus either, it may be the shiny black head that somehow looks not right. All I have done to the picture is curves and crop, no blurring or anything!

TonyA 17 11 Spain
18 May 2005 2:14AM
Beautiful snake although these reptiles always produce some respect on me. Good shot with a great DOF. I clearly see half of the snakes body clearly on focus. Sometimes this semi diamond pattern that the snake has on the skin produce a moir effect on the screens and it may be what Hermin saw. Love that grass, it was the kind that we had at home in Colombia. It can really take a beating although it is not very soft on the skin.

denka 17 7 Finland
18 May 2005 2:32AM
Nice looking snake never seen that kind before. Nice texture on the snake and well detailed. click

ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
18 May 2005 6:22AM
Great composition, I love the shape he makes across the frame, nice dof.
geegee 18 29 England
18 May 2005 7:36AM
Great shot of this lovely creature.
I love the silky feel of their skins, (as long as they are not poisonous, of course!).
Best wishes,
novocastria 18 102
18 May 2005 9:40AM
Its a super shot and deserves a lot more attention.
ellavr 18 66
18 May 2005 1:28PM
Thank you everyone.

Antonio - thanks for your comment, that grass is everywhere in the tropics of Australia - as you say, can take everything but not very soft!!

Denka - I had never seen it before either, it is very beautiful to see, the black head is just so very black!

Thank you Eric, I took loads of shots - lots of them very bad, so was very lucky with this one!

George - thanks very much, he felt very nice, I dont think I would touch a poisonous one though!

Mike - thanks and love!

And thanks to all you who clicked and didn't comment!

Kano 17
18 May 2005 10:12PM
great shot ella
ellavr 18 66
18 May 2005 10:34PM
Thanks Kanie.

20 May 2005 6:36AM
WOW...Ella, Snakes!!! You are one hip chick to be doing that....!!! LOL!!
I'm on my MAC...huge screen.....focus is superb!!!
I get the same thing, they will look ok at upload, then I go to work and the screen shows them totally different??!!
Anyways.....Like the shot, framing and DOF...Excellent!!!
Cheers and Click to ya.....Suzan Smile
Have a Wonderful weekend!!
helena 18 134 United Kingdom
24 May 2005 12:45PM
Excellent image regards Tara x
UserRemoved 18 6.2k 1
24 May 2005 1:16PM
Lovely shot of S-s-s-s-scott! Smile

DOF works well for me tho' wonder if the contrast is a touch high leading to Hermin's comment?
Atlas 19 621 United Kingdom
31 May 2005 3:01AM
Sssuper ssshot Ella. I think that border works for this image ☼☼☼☼☼

ellavr 18 66
31 May 2005 8:25AM
Thanks to you all for your very kind comments - they are much appreciated!

I dont think so many people like snakes!

lobsterboy Plus
18 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2005 4:12AM
Very nice - love the shape of it.
lollydeakins 17 42 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2005 3:56AM
Love the dof, great composition too, not so keen on the green border personally think black would be better but hey thats just my opinion :0)*

ellavr 18 66
23 Oct 2005 7:09AM
I was just looking at it and agree with you! I dont know what I was thinking with all that green!!


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