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Old May 11, 2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default An "Active" Day In The Wetlands

A walk today on the elevated walkway over the marshland at the Heard Nature Center before the monthly photo club meeting produced one of the biggest snake viewing days I've ever experienced, a few just underneath where I was standing, but far enough down to be safe enough.

A view of the environment, with the E-M5 and 9-18 M. Zuiko at 11mm..



And some of the residents, with the 75-300 M. Zuiko..



Note the hazy eyes on this guy, probably about to shed its skin..





Say "cheese"!..


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Old May 11, 2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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Is he a water moccasin?
Good pics...love snakes.
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...way too 'active' for me but you made some incredibly good photos of'em. In the wild makes the images super nice too.
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Nice shots Greg, good detail. My wife would have a heart attack if she looked down and saw one of those.
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wow those are some nice images of a scary to many creature. I'd also be interested to know what type of snake it is?
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...way too 'active' for me but you made some incredibly good photos of'em. In the wild makes the images super nice too.
Ditto.
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One detail I missed mentioning, these were the first files I worked from my purchased version of DXO Pro Optics 8. The official beginning of the end of my use of Adobe products has begun. Right now I'm working raw files with both (DXO and ACR) and comparing so I can get the settings down they way I want in DXO. The color rendering difference between the two is fairly stark, with Adobe default colors being cooler than DXO. If you are one who likes the Olympus out-of-camera JPEG coloring scheme, DXO is very close.
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wow those are some nice images of a scary to many creature. I'd also be interested to know what type of snake it is?
I believe these were non-venomous water moccasins. The deadly ones have blocky heads that are bigger than their necks and the eyes are vertical shaped, not round like the ones in my pictures. Here's a good page on it..

http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/water...mparison.shtml
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Curious as to why you didn't continue to use the 9-18 M. Zuiko at 11mm for all the shots...
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Because I might have been wrong about those snakes
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