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king cobra
king cobra

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
Date: Nov 24, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2005

Taken in raw which came in handy (whitebalance adjustment) as the lighting situation was rather awkward.
No major post processing, just the usual tweaks.
I know some people will squeal and complain and vote me down for showing a snake, but hey.... I think she is rather lovely.

Place: 141 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.9190
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.8483
Avg (non-participants): 6.1233
Views since voting: 963
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 284
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 10:32:43 AM
Good composition. Scary looking fella. great focus. Just lacking in a little wow compared to a few of the others in the challenge. An 8 from me though
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12/04/2005 03:47:43 PM
Yuk makes my skin crawl! Certainly pretty effective and well taken :)
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12/03/2005 01:46:46 PM
now that is a scary photo.....ran across a snake on the driveway the other night and it had me running in the opposite direction! great focus...color, and compisition.....I am giving you a 10
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12/01/2005 05:11:42 PM
6 - Good sharpness. Criticism; seems reflection/lighting issues on the head and assuming this is an exhibition/tank set-up, not sure how you could have avoided this - perhaps trying to adjust it in pp after, who knows. I like the sharpness on the eye, if that could follow through to the tip of the 'nose'/mouth, make this even better in my opinion. Quality dependent, a tighter and different crop too. Also seems to be a purple 'tinge' here and there, but that may again be a result of the artificial lighting. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 17:25:34.
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12/01/2005 03:29:27 PM
I hope he was behind glass! Lovely shot....
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12/01/2005 01:19:40 AM
wow!! such an amazing reptile
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12/01/2005 12:30:31 AM
He's facing the short side of the frame with nowhere to go. Next time, give the subject viewing room.
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12/01/2005 12:30:00 AM
Nice macro, clear & sharp.
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