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Jun 23, 2012 14:09 |  #1

What do you guys think? Does it need more depth of field, or different processing? Advice appreciated.

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Jun 23, 2012 16:55 |  #2

Cool subject. Me? I'd crop it to get rid a little negative space and tighten up the frame on your subject. That would help you get rid of the OOF portion on the foreground as well.




  
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Jun 23, 2012 17:10 |  #3

Walkingmanblues wrote in post #14621901 (external link)
Cool subject. Me? I'd crop it to get rid a little negative space and tighten up the frame on your subject. That would help you get rid of the OOF portion on the foreground as well.


+1. Everything else looks fine to me, background color really compliments the snake.


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Jun 23, 2012 17:13 |  #4

I kind of left some area around the snake cause I really like OOF foreground, idk, Im a sucker for shallow depth of field


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Jun 23, 2012 17:52 |  #5

More snake; less background and foreground.

You can still show off your shallow DOF skills by keeping the snake's eyes tack sharp and the non-subject areas go OOF.

I hope he's yours so that you can continue to post pictures of him. Snakes can be a great subject for DOF work. Keep the eyes tack sharp and then vary the DOF for different effects.


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Jun 23, 2012 18:05 |  #6

cpam.pix wrote in post #14622048 (external link)
More snake; less background and foreground.

You can still show off your shallow DOF skills by keeping the snake's eyes tack sharp and the non-subject areas go OOF.

I hope he's yours so that you can continue to post pictures of him. Snakes can be a great subject for DOF work. Keep the eyes tack sharp and then vary the DOF for different effects.

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More snake like this? I try to get more of the bull snake in the shot, but they just move so fast. All my pics are from snakes I have caught, or seen.

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Jun 23, 2012 18:21 |  #7

Really like the the rattler shot! I see you did a good job of getting on "eye level" with the Animal. Good shot of the Bull Snake. My only gripe is the softness of its nose and the OOF area in the fore ground rock is a little distracting.


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Jun 23, 2012 22:17 |  #8

Nice!
I'll never get that close...I like how you nailed the focus on the tongue/eye area and the DOF shows the size of the snake coils by being OOF in the foreground and background. As a composition bonus, you left striking space in front of his head.


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