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Old Mar 19, 2010, 2:48 AM   #1
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A couple of them anyway. All FZ35

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Wow! What a beautiful snake! What sort is it? What does the Raynox do, is it a close up lens? I like the way the snake's colour blends with her hair.

A very interesting post, thanks!

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Wow...It's really nice photo.
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I'll keep some distance from your family! Congrats on the upgrade. Very nice and sharp pictures, Steve. I would have liked the head more in focus in the first shot; still it is very nice. - Raghu
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Corn Snake or Rat Snake???
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Thanks all. Glad you like them. Raghu, perfect focus would have been nice, but the heads usually do not hold still long enough to use as the fine focus point.

Amber is a Yellow Rat Snake, and Carnelian is a Red Rat Snake, also known as a Corn Snake.
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Thanks all. Glad you like them. Raghu, perfect focus would have been nice, but the heads usually do not hold still long enough to use as the fine focus point.

Amber is a Yellow Rat Snake, and Carnelian is a Red Rat Snake, also known as a Corn Snake.
A friend used to have a Diamond-Headed Python as a pet, it was very friendly (and rare and valuable)

Are your snakes friendly? Have they ever bitten anyone? Do you need a herpetologist's licence to keep them at home (you do in Oz)

Your snakes are very beautiful - on the focus issue, have you tried the AF Lock button?
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Have you ever really looked into a snakes eyes before...

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On behalf of Paul, Mark and myself thought I should show what the real animal kingdom looks like

......and no .... I did not cut off the Rhino's horn..... I was actually so close that my Sony W55 was not able to get wide enough.
The locals can do this sort of thing without a Superzoom
(f/5.2, 1/320sec, ISO 100, 38mm)
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A friend used to have a Diamond-Headed Python as a pet, it was very friendly (and rare and valuable)

Are your snakes friendly? Have they ever bitten anyone? Do you need a herpetologist's licence to keep them at home (you do in Oz)

Your snakes are very beautiful - on the focus issue, have you tried the AF Lock button?
Pythons are cool. We used to have an African Rock Python. He was sizable, and a very grumpy nervous sort so not as much fun as some.

These are friendly long term captives. The only person they have bitten is me, and that is only if the overshoot the thawed mouse when I feed them by hand, so not an on purpose bite. We don't need a license here.

Regarding the focus; didn't try auto-lock. This shot was taken by stretching arm out and turning it to get head on my side of snake, and then shooting instantly before the snake stretched out towards the floor. Taking the time to totally focus usually means the head of the snake will no longer be in the frame. :-(
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