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Ophidiophobia
Ophidiophobia
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Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: Laundry Room, Springfield, MO, USA
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/5 s
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

I'm sure this idea will be rampant in this challenge... I expect that most people with access to snakes have this shot entered... Oh well.

I was forced to sell my own snake, Hobbes, of whom there are numerous photographs of in my portfolio. This shot is of my roommate's pet snake Sasquatch. He's a Red-Tailed Boa.

Post was simple. Crop, Curves, Brighness/Contrast, USM

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.6505
Avg (commenters): 6.5294
Avg (participants): 5.3934
Avg (non-participants): 5.7193
Views since voting: 1119
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 289
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 04:40:12 AM
This is a great shallow DOF image so will vote high but I also hate snakes......
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12/26/2005 11:29:47 AM
great DOF.
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12/26/2005 03:19:31 AM
cool photo - would have liked it more if the mouth was in focus as I find the mouth a more scary body part of a snake than the eyes.
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12/25/2005 01:31:33 AM
might have been better if the nose or i guess mouth was in focus as well. but def a good capture and appropriate for the challenge. 8
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12/24/2005 04:47:13 PM
This one is certainly spooky looking. I think I might suffer from ophidiophobia.
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12/24/2005 11:40:03 AM
Merry Christmas
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12/22/2005 11:41:21 AM
very nice colours here. Only wish a tiny bit more DOF in the nose. Otherwise great
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12/21/2005 07:29:45 PM
I don't like the DOF here, but I am only one person, and you may have been intentional. What I don't like mainly is the front, I dont mind the back being out of focus to much, but I would of really liked to see the nose more in focus, and maybe even the rock. GL.
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12/21/2005 07:11:25 PM
Fine idea and well frames but I wish the head form the nose to the eyes were in focus.
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12/21/2005 06:28:58 PM
Not bad, but DOF to include the snakes nose would be better.
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12/21/2005 06:14:42 PM
I would have scored this one higher had the depth of field been a little deeper to keep the snake's nose in focus.
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12/21/2005 01:29:25 PM
Would have liked to seen from his snout to his eyes in focus, then fade back, but personal pref. Good capture though
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12/21/2005 12:27:34 PM
You could have put this in Shallow DOF aswell ;)
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12/21/2005 05:02:05 AM
Awesome (10)
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12/21/2005 01:51:08 AM
Hiya. I'm inclined to think this should have been entered in the short depth of focus challenge. This would have been much more striking if the whole head had been in focus. As it is, it is a good shot, and certainly gets to me.
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12/21/2005 01:20:42 AM
I would have liked to have the front part of the snake's nose in focus too. With such a narrow DoF a catchlight can really add a lot to the image. The strong shadow under his head is a little distracting, but the DoF works in your favor to make it less important here.
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12/21/2005 12:43:06 AM
I don't FEEL the fear. It's a great image, but not quite a phobia.
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