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Old Jun 7, 2005, 5:01 AM   #1
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I was on my way out to test my new combo of the 100-400L and the Tamron
1.4X SP converter when I spotted this guy crossing the road and heading for
the woods. Unfrotunately, shortly after shooting this guy, the sky blackened
and a thunderstorm rolled in, and then was showery afterward. So, still
no test on birds in good light. Oh well, try again today. Anyway, here's
the pics.

20D, 100-400L, Tamron 1.4X SP, ISO 400
(All numbers include converter)

210mm, f/8, 1/200 sec


560mm, f/8, 1/125 sec (full frame)


182mm, f/8, 1/125 sec


259mm, f/8, 1/100 sec (full frame)
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Old Jun 7, 2005, 1:40 PM   #2
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Cool snake shots, Woodmeister. I like the first and third the best.
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Old Jun 7, 2005, 6:38 PM   #3
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I like the second best, but they're all good...
(It's the tongue - I really like the tongue)

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Old Jun 8, 2005, 6:13 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!!!!!
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Old Jun 8, 2005, 4:51 PM   #5
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I don't get a chance at many snakes up where I am but it appears to me that you have really caught the skin well on this one. I've never seen one in real life so I can only gauge via photos I've seen.
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Old Jun 8, 2005, 5:03 PM   #6
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woodmeister, really great shots, especially 1 & 2. did the snake actually start climbing in the bushes, or did you catch it and pose it?? i've never seen snakes actually climb up in bushes before. they usually bolt to the inderbrush and leaves. great detail!!! nice work!!!

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Old Jun 8, 2005, 8:20 PM   #7
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AWESOME shots of a black rat snake.... AWESOME! Love them... my fave's were the first and second.... beautiful animal!
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Old Jun 8, 2005, 8:29 PM   #8
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Cool! It looks like that lensand extender combo are really working well for you. Your shots have convinced me to get that 100-400L some day when I move up to a DSLR. Is that an image stabilized lens?
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Thanks guys for taking the time to check out the photos and your comments. I originally didn't have much hope for these photos since I was
shooting him on the move and expected a lot of motion blur. But I guess
the SS was fast enough, obviously.

Dennis - That's usually their action when I see them. However, where the
photo was taken, there was a ditch next to the road and this pile of branches across it. I guess he was just taking the easier route up the bank,
lucky for me!

Mullen - Yes, the lens is image stabilized. So far I'm happy with the combo.
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Great shots man, how long was that snake??

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