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By notabimbo
Another from Riverside. Taken through glass and with no flash photography allowed. Quite a challenge in the dimly lit reptile exhibit.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: pperilla, daffydill56, denian and 12 more

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denian 13
19 Jun 2004 11:41PM
This is very good Amy, superb detail in the snakes skin, well done.

You have some good shots in your portfolio.

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20 Jun 2004 4:08AM
Very nice composition and crop excellent image!
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2004 5:28AM
A superb close up Amy, and the detail in the skin is good and sharp.Excellent Capture,click.

20 Jun 2004 7:18AM
Great close up, super detail. click.
Mixpix 14 1.1k England
20 Jun 2004 7:20AM
Makes me shudder just looking at it, what type is it? click
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
20 Jun 2004 9:29AM
A beautifully detailed image Amy.

jan 1 14 12 Netherlands
20 Jun 2004 10:17AM
Good shot, Amy. nice crop. Do you know its lenght?
20 Jun 2004 10:21AM
I really like the way you cropped this one Amy. I have a pet snake, and never seem to get anything this interesting. I will have to try something like this. Great shot.
fishiee 13 478 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2004 11:07AM
Very nice shot indeed. I love the scale patterns on this snake. The only thing I can say is that maybe it would be nicer if the head was nearer the front, at the bottom of the picture rather than back and at the top?

It's a shame you couldn't use flash to bring out the eye a bit more.

Still, a fantastic shot under the conditions. I only have a few poor reptile shots where I've had the chance to take them.
aunt sally 14 110 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2004 4:10PM
Wonderful details!
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2004 6:46AM
Snake abstract! A clever shot Amy - looks as if it could be a rattlesnake?


ericfaragh 14 149 4 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 2:08PM
Excellent scaly detail, makes a great image. Well done Amy.
LAF 15 1.7k
26 Jun 2004 5:18PM
Gorgeous rattler! I like the way there's nothing in the shot but the snake. As for taking shots in reptile houses, I know how hard that is, I haven't managed a good shot in one yet (despite a LOT of trying!)

geegee 14 29 England
26 Jun 2004 5:32PM
Gorgeous, but looking at this image it's hard to believe how "silky" those scales feel. (But I havn't tried it on a "rattler").


notabimbo 14 9
30 Jun 2004 1:31AM
Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments, and especially to you John, for the constructive comments.

This guy didn't stay close to the glass for long and I only got 2 decent shots of him....his head was a bit more centrally located in the original shot, but I cropped rather heavily in order to have nothing but the snake in the frame.

My biggest dissapointment was that I couldn't get that wonderful rattle in the frame with his head. Oh, well, there will be other trips to the zoo Smile
brm 13 76
30 Jun 2004 7:48PM
This is a great shot, agree with Brian's comment - a snake abstract! Love the different colours & textures of the scales, excellent stuff.


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