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Snake shed Part II

 
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Pizzazz



Joined: 28 Nov 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Snake shed Part II Reply with quote

Gang

Made some mods to my setup and re-shot the snake shed. I used oblique
lighting to bring out the dimensional aspects and bounced some soft
light into the back of the shed to bring out the translucent detail. This is
evident in the small horizontal lines.

Has a metallic feel.


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Micro Nikkor 65mm mounted on bellows


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Lou Jost



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a significant enhancement!
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TheDocAUS



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, I much prefer this version.
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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a really interesting image!

Just to clarify, do I understand correctly that this is the skin of a snake, left over from the shedding process?

It definitely does look metallic in this illumination.

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Pizzazz



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik

Yes. It is a shed of a black snake. For this shot, I sliced a portion of
the shed along the edge, or "waist", allowing me to photograph the "top"
scales, as the bottom scales are longitudinal along the body. The top
scales are the typical diamond shape.

Since the shed is translucent with very small lines that appear to be
transparent, I bounced some light from behind the subject to get some
reveal of the lines with the rest of the scales.

I used the same light source (multiple fiber optic heads) to illuminate the
camera side, setup in a oblique position.

At first I thought the small lines between the scale boundaries were
incorrect, so I took a loupe and verified they actually did exist.

I thought the metallic rendering was very different.


Mike
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svalley



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet shot!
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