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Silent
Silent
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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Backyard
Date: Jul 8, 2002
Aperture: F4.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/42
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2002

This is Silent, my male Ball Python (P. regius)

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.3180
Avg (commenters): 7.7288
Avg (participants): 6.4028
Avg (non-participants): 6.2514
Views since voting: 902
Votes: 327
Comments: 61
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/22/2002 09:18:00 PM
Thanks for all the great comments! This python is my pet and only about 3.5 feet long and will not bite - I was safe the entire time! Personally I like my reflection in his eye...I had to crop it so tight because his tail is looped around him near his head and it looked horrible until I cropped it out...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 11:23:00 PM
very nice shot of reptilian stoicism (new title?) and is'nt that your reflection in his eye? neat.
07/21/2002 11:02:00 PM
Nicely done. Personally, I wish the reflection of the person wasn't in the eye -- but I'm sure you have otehr people telling you they like it -- so what do I know. I hate snakes -- but I have this morbid curiosity to capture them on film. During a recent trip to the zoo, I managed to capture a rattlesnake yawning -- the pictures weren't very good cauz I was kinda freaking out. Anyway -- good lighting, nice back and foregrounds. good composition with the snake. If the tongue had been out, now that would have added the icing to the cake. :-)
07/21/2002 06:26:00 PM
this picture rules
07/21/2002 12:40:00 PM
with a different crop, it would have been excellent for the texture challenge.
07/21/2002 12:14:00 PM
Nice macro but perhaps a little too tight for my taste. Still a good shot though. 7-ClubJuggle
07/20/2002 10:24:00 PM
great shot and composition
07/20/2002 10:14:00 PM
To be honest -- voting on thumbnail. hate snakes. don't want to see full-size. two extra points just 'cause I won't look at it. (would've gotten a 10 from me in the fear challenge.) I think I'm going to pass out now, it downloaded before i could finish commenting. *shudder* karmat
07/20/2002 07:33:00 PM
Good angle to get an unusual "pose." Nice reflection too -- check out The Mirror Project if you haven't already...
07/20/2002 07:28:00 PM
Awesome photo, This is one of my favorites for this challenge. Great color, excellent angle, it clearly shows itís enormous size. Nice clear focus, I can actually see you in the snakeís eye. The green in the background and the brown on the ground give the feeling of a natural habitat. (I like it). 9
07/20/2002 06:29:00 PM
Great focus but I'm, personaly, not a fan of the way it is cropped. I would like to see a bit more of the head.
07/20/2002 04:13:00 PM
Scary
07/20/2002 09:05:00 AM
too close for me! Interesting pict.
07/20/2002 02:07:00 AM
I'd be willing to bet money this one wins. Getting this close to a deadly snake (I'm assuming its deadly) and getting the colors just right, It deserves a:
-9
07/20/2002 12:44:00 AM
i like the subject
07/19/2002 02:23:00 PM
Wow. Nice shot.
07/19/2002 12:28:00 AM
I love all animals so this is appealing. I just can't help wondering if this was in captivity? Well executed.
07/18/2002 03:42:00 PM
Very nice composition. Like the way you cropped this image; makes it very interesting.
07/18/2002 02:22:00 PM
Really nice face shot. Needs more depth of field for this close. I like how you appear in the snake's eye. Great color! 8 Swash
07/18/2002 12:30:00 PM
Eeww. I don't like snakes too much, but this is an excellent composition with lovely depth of field and colors. I'm so sad you're in the photograph as a reflection in his eye :) The good news is that you could probably clone it out (afterwards) without too much trouble, and probably most people wont notice...
07/18/2002 08:25:00 AM
what can i say? this is an excellent image... great composition and subject material... I even *like* the reflection of the photographer in the snake's eye :) good shot! = 9 - jmsetzler
07/18/2002 02:45:00 AM
good picture! It would be cool to see the tongue too.
07/17/2002 07:41:00 PM
I really don't like snakes, but you captured this one about as well as I have seen. Good job! Composition10,
Technical Aspects10,
Meets Challenge10,
Originality9,
Average Score10,
Autool.
07/17/2002 06:10:00 PM
good would be even better with teeth
07/17/2002 04:21:00 PM
Interesting perspective. I like the crop on the shot, although it would be nice to see a bit more of his head. I know it's hard sometimes though with the shots needing to be a specific dimesion for entry.
07/17/2002 04:10:00 PM
5
07/17/2002 01:57:00 PM
Great detail and color.
07/17/2002 12:32:00 PM
great detail, makes me quiver...
07/17/2002 12:23:00 PM
Great composition!
07/17/2002 12:07:00 PM
I'm not fond of the subject, but great image!
07/17/2002 11:07:00 AM
wow, you can even see the photographer in the reflection of the snakes eye...use this as your self portrait! ha
07/17/2002 10:12:00 AM
This is so cool
07/17/2002 03:27:00 AM
the eye in the snake's eye is what making me give this a 10.
07/16/2002 11:55:00 PM
Good macro, nice detail and colors.
07/16/2002 10:14:00 PM
wow awsome...he's got you in his eye
07/16/2002 10:04:00 PM
Great texture...you're a week early! Creepy...you're a week late. 8 Lisa
07/16/2002 04:20:00 PM
Excellent.
07/16/2002 03:29:00 PM
excelent detail
07/16/2002 10:41:00 AM
One of the best Macros. "9" Dogman ;-)
07/16/2002 09:16:00 AM
uhh scary! Like the composition.
07/16/2002 08:56:00 AM
OMG! This is a good catch! Did you notice your reflection in the snake's eye? :-)
07/16/2002 08:18:00 AM
fanatastic composition and lighting on a tough subject!
07/16/2002 12:45:00 AM
i saw the photographer's reflection on the snake's eye
07/15/2002 08:30:00 PM
does he bite? ;-)
07/15/2002 05:26:00 PM
very cool. really like the composition and the selective DOF. also fun to see your reflection in the snake's eye. my top 5 this week -- gr8photos (10)
07/15/2002 05:11:00 PM
I would have liked to see more of the snake. 7
07/15/2002 04:19:00 PM
Ack! I can see your reflcectiion in his eye! This would be perfect for fear and textures as well. 9
07/15/2002 03:57:00 PM
Great portrait. The only thing I might comment on is that you're reflected in the snake's eye.
07/15/2002 02:52:00 PM
Great shot.
07/15/2002 02:45:00 PM
The detail of this is great and creates a photo that gathers a response from me (I'm afraid!). Would have worked well for the fear challenge, I bet. Is that your reflection in the eyes? You're braver than I am!
07/15/2002 01:46:00 PM
You've really pushed your limits on this one. The clarity, DOF, color and crop are all perfect. I like being able to see you in it's eye. It just adds to the whole picture:) = 10 Shiiizzzam
07/15/2002 01:25:00 PM
great definition...
07/15/2002 12:57:00 PM
Fits the _texture_ and _fear_ challenge too. Nice shot and good color. Would of like to see the bottom cropped more but nice shot. Kee
07/15/2002 11:26:00 AM
Great close-up. coloring and detail perfect.
07/15/2002 11:16:00 AM
love this shot
07/15/2002 09:31:00 AM
I like your reflection in the eye.
07/15/2002 09:08:00 AM
Great shot. I think I see your reflection in the eye.
07/15/2002 08:19:00 AM
Eeek. A great shot.
07/15/2002 06:32:00 AM
Nice shot. Love the reflected silohuette of the photographer in the eye.
07/15/2002 03:26:00 AM
nice composition. great shot.
07/15/2002 02:04:00 AM
Nice closeup of a snake. I might have tried a more extreme angle on the face though, not as much from the side.


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