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Lampropelitis alterna
Lampropelitis alterna
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Location: My yard
Date: Jul 1, 2007
Aperture: F5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Thanks so much for all the great comments on this photo.
This is a grayband kingsnake - one of approximately 50 snakes in my collection. They are harmless and actually one of the calmest snake species I own.

His name BTW is Ronon.

Statistics
Place: 465 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.7250
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 5.6927
Avg (non-participants): 5.9178
Views since voting: 560
Views during voting: 664
Votes: 509
Comments: 60
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:13:15 AM
I think that big leaf is a bit distracting but it's a really cool subject.
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03/17/2009 11:07:58 AM
seven ;)
brano
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03/17/2009 09:35:20 AM
Beautiful snake - awesome color. I like the photo but wish there was alot more snake and alot less of that leaf. It is distracting and competes with the snake.
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03/17/2009 08:34:14 AM
Less noise in the background would have helped to make this one a flawless photo (imho), please don't get me wrong, I like your photo, the details of the coloration and patterning are excellent.
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03/17/2009 06:16:51 AM
Super detail and color. Nice background bokeh.
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03/17/2009 01:26:51 AM
Beautiful shot. Love how the snake's colours pop against the greens.
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03/17/2009 01:16:27 AM
Cool colors in the snake... hope he isnt poisonous.
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03/16/2009 01:19:29 PM
Nice close up, the coloring is good.
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03/16/2009 08:33:23 AM
Nice capture. I like the way you composed the subject with his head in the negative space [shallow depth of field area], it makes the texture of his head standout well.
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03/16/2009 03:53:28 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 03:05:53 AM
nice catch- i wonder if it'd feel more complete if you could see him wrapped on the tree.
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03/15/2009 11:32:57 PM
Look at that face! Great eyes.
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03/15/2009 06:35:11 PM
Less leaf, more snake ;)
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03/15/2009 06:33:06 PM
ooooooo gorgeous snake
By the way this is my 2000th comment, so you get a 10 ;)
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03/15/2009 12:44:29 PM
I hate snakes, I think this one is really good
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03/15/2009 10:13:33 AM
So colourful! I've never seen a snake this colourful before. Nice.
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03/15/2009 12:30:20 AM
Excellent color and clarity; that snake just pops off the background!
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03/14/2009 11:14:19 PM
Nice color, DOF, and sharp focus on the snake.
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03/14/2009 10:09:24 PM
Good colors and shot.
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03/14/2009 09:22:42 PM
Great colors. Great composition.
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03/14/2009 02:43:51 PM
Love the colours and the contrast against the dark background. Nice capture of an interesting subject.
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03/14/2009 02:41:31 PM
Beautiful snake! Great colors, and I like the shape of his body as it curves down. Just a bit of loss of detail in the red neck area.
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03/14/2009 12:34:50 PM
Nice DOF. Reminds me of the serpent who tempted Eve with the forbidden fruit.
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03/14/2009 11:55:02 AM
great colours & curves
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03/14/2009 09:14:36 AM
Beautiful snake. Nice details and wonderful colors.
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03/14/2009 08:20:11 AM
Striking colour of the snake! I might have been tempted to tone down the green leaf a bit, it competes for attention with the orange of the snake which really should have centre stage.
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03/14/2009 03:43:48 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/13/2009 08:43:47 PM
Fascinating! Great colors! 6
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03/13/2009 08:10:21 PM
Awesome colour and sharp as a tack
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03/13/2009 06:20:49 PM
A very nicely composed shot. And as they say, Red, Black, you're ok Jack. ;)
It's sharp where it matters, maybe needed a little extra selective sharpening on the orange section at the start of the head. Just to bring out more texture.
(no vote)
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03/13/2009 05:51:18 PM
ah!! scary! excellent capture, this must have been very nerve-wracking. great color and texture in the snake, you even got a bit of bokeh in the background. all i would have done would be to burn the pupil a bit, to make it pop more.
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03/13/2009 04:46:21 PM
eww. I hate snakes. But this one is well shot. I like the boring background for this eye-popping snake. The flawed leaf in foreground is distracting to me.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 03:16:28 PM
Oh he's beautiful! Not loving that spotted leaf on the left, but I probably wouldn't stick my hand out there to move it either. :P
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03/13/2009 02:30:59 PM
Red touch black, a friend to jack...
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03/13/2009 12:31:12 PM
...is this a coral snake...red touches black...very deadly...don't like snakes...but this is a clear shot, good focus excellent bokeh
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03/13/2009 12:18:31 PM
Nice colors, would like to see more of the snake in frame.
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03/13/2009 11:21:23 AM
nice capture, 7
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03/13/2009 06:39:17 AM
wonderful!!!
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03/13/2009 04:08:43 AM
thats an impressive looking snake
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03/13/2009 01:17:58 AM
Great macro shot, sharp and good use of DOF.
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03/13/2009 01:10:52 AM
Great color. Would like to have seen it without the foreground leaf stealing some of my attention.
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03/12/2009 10:47:34 PM
Good composition. It really makes him stand out!
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03/12/2009 10:13:52 PM
Great colors, and nice 'S' curve. Good work!
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03/12/2009 07:55:24 PM
color snake with interesting detail
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03/12/2009 07:29:41 PM
Beautiful color.
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03/12/2009 06:54:03 PM
Nice colors in this one, good composition
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03/12/2009 11:15:02 AM
That snake reminds me of "Finding Nemo"
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03/12/2009 08:39:57 AM
Great detail and colors.
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03/12/2009 06:29:18 AM
stunning colors
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03/12/2009 04:38:36 AM
good focus and color. the leaf in foreground very much distracts
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03/12/2009 12:05:49 AM
Perfect exposure and focus! Colour packs a punch here, well done.
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03/11/2009 11:22:44 PM
Creepy and cool! 8
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03/11/2009 11:03:46 PM
Colorful
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03/11/2009 10:50:53 PM
Yikes. I like how the snake is framed, I just wish that leaf weren't there distracting me from him.
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03/11/2009 05:45:03 PM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 02:44:27 PM
nice snake...I'd shoot snakes, but I don't have a 600mm lens.
Good use of colors, the green leaf really sets it off.
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03/11/2009 02:26:54 PM
Sharp, colorful, different
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03/11/2009 12:56:17 PM
Amazing colours on the snake :)
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03/11/2009 10:14:24 AM
I like the orange and green contrast here. I think the only thing I would have liked better is if the front leaf weren't in the picture.
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03/11/2009 08:39:25 AM
i hate snakes but this is so colorful. still made me go erggggggg
nice detail on its head
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