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Red-lipped Herald Snake


Posted by Gavin Falck on Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:29 pm

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This is a common, mildly venomous Southern African snake.
Canon 80D; Canon 18-55 lens with an extension tube.
f/9; 1/400; ISO-400

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:21 am
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Nice selective focus- a colorful fellow with a nice bright eye.
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by Craig Lipski on Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:04 pm
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Very cool shot - love the eye and the low perspective. I have to ask - 18-55 w/ extension? What was your working distance?
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by Gavin Falck on Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:38 pm
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Thanks for the comment. The front of the lens was about 10cm from the subject. This is a small, back-fanged snake with such a weak venom that one can take liberties with it and get nice and close.
 

by Mary Brun on Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:30 pm
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Wonderful close-up of this beautiful subject. Incredibly perfect the point of focus and the background so blurred.
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by Tom Whelan on Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:01 pm
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Striking head shot. You got rather close to the venomous creature!
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