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Aug 11, 2010 14:16 |  #1

Just one of many shots I've taken in the wild this year of these beautiful creatures.
Taken using Canon 40D with 580ex flash & Canon 100mm Macro lens.

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Aug 11, 2010 14:43 |  #2

Love it ! Did you pp the eyes or are they really like that ?




  
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Aug 11, 2010 14:51 |  #3

No, they are really like that.

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Please check out my Adder page on my website to see plenty more.

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Aug 11, 2010 15:43 |  #4

Great work, love that first shot. Skillfully captured and beautiful picture.


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Aug 11, 2010 15:55 |  #5

Thanks very much.


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Aug 12, 2010 09:07 |  #6

very nice shots




  
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Aug 12, 2010 10:39 as a reply to  @ dgraham329's post |  #7

I checked out your Adder page on your web site as well. All very nice shots! How close were you actually for these shots?


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Aug 12, 2010 10:41 |  #8

Very cool.


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Aug 12, 2010 12:12 |  #9

Thanks for your comments.

dugcross wrote in post #10708012 (external link)
I checked out your Adder page on your web site as well. All very nice shots! How close were you actually for these shots?

Thanks for checking out the Adders on my site. When I'm doing the close ups I'm laying pretty close. The front of the lens is sometimes only 12" away from the snake so my head and fingers are about 18-20" away. They are only a 2ft snake with a striking distance of only about 12-14". They are also quite a lethargic snake and most of them stop hissing and striking after a while once they realise that I'm not actually going to do them any harm. I've only had one that was determined to bite me so I gave up on that one and left it alone.


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Aug 13, 2010 04:22 |  #10

Very sharp capture. He's a looker.


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Aug 14, 2010 04:35 |  #11

Very nice. Love the DOF used, as it really makes the head detail " pop".
100mm macro? How close did you actually have to get to get these???




  
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Aug 15, 2010 09:30 |  #12

Great shots - would love to know your technique.
I have been shooting adders since the mid-sixties and have never found it easy; and managed to get images similar to yours only on a couple of occasions.

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Aug 16, 2010 09:40 |  #13

Thanks again for all your replies and comments.


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