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Old Nov 19, 2004, 9:22 PM   #1
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I'd never seen (noticed?) snakes up in the bushes before. Shots taken with the fz1, tl55, bmacro, and c210. These are with the fz1 at full zoom w&w/o the bmacro lens. More at http://www.ishots.net/snakes/

Shutter Speed: 1/100.01
Aperture: f/2.83
Exposure Bias: -0.33
Focal Length (mm): 55.20

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Shutter Speed: 1/25.00
Aperture: f/8.00
Exposure Bias: -0.33
Focal Length (mm): 55.20



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Old Nov 19, 2004, 9:26 PM   #2
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Nice shots.

Looks like a garter or a ribbon snake.

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Old Nov 19, 2004, 9:28 PM   #3
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Sweeet!

Nice close up of the head.

Any idea what kind of snake?

Out here in "Calliforneeuh" we have gopher snakes that look a bit like that.

cool pictures anyway,

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Old Nov 19, 2004, 9:34 PM   #4
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I assume they are garter snakes. The one picturedabove was the biggest one and was 2+ feet off the ground. He (she?) seemed to be the alpha male (female?) with the lower ones relegated to the lower branches. There were four snakes in all. Nice creatures.
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Looks like a garter to me too,just a lil lighter in color than the 1's here in florida

very good shot my i say



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I believe he/she is the dominent snake, just look at that BadAss face.

I'd stay on the lower branches too. :lol:

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Old Nov 20, 2004, 12:49 AM   #7
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Beautiful.

I looked at that last pic and had a fleeting thought that you could be bumming if it was actual life size....
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Pic #2 is especially impressive since it is in sharp focus at 1/25th of a second.
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NickTrop wrote:
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Pic #2 is especially impressive since it is in sharp focus at 1/25th of a second.
Thanks for the comments. The focus is a little soft as a result of the overcast conditions. You really need bright sunlight to get fast enough shutter speed particularly at full zoom with the bmacro attached. I was having to hold the camera away from my body into the bushes using the lcd to focus, and 1/25s is just a little too slow. To further complicate things, I had the aperture set to f/8 to get the best depth of field. I should have gone with a wider aperture. Nevertheless, the fz1 performed admirably.
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