Triple Play

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Mike B in OKlahoma
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Triple Play

Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »


For rattlesnakes, unless they are an individual with really cool markings, there are basically three points of interest--Head, rattle, and tongue. It's fairly easy to get the head and tongue in one pic at a good size, as long as you are lucky and the snake is cooperative. Since the rattle is at the opposite end of the other two, getting that in at a reasonable size is tougher! But I did it here.

I don't often shoot at f/32, but I did here. There was a price to be paid as a result, the original isn't super-sharp at 100% view. But it sharpened up pretty well. Viewing at 100%, I also get an intimate view of every bit of dust on my 1Ds sensor, and brother, there are a lot of them!

I'm going back to the zoo this afternoon. I may be the only adult male in America not watching the Super Bowl!

speckled rattlesnake
180mm macro lens
controlled situation
Mike Broderick
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Post by beetleman »

I was going to say that "Triple Play"s the wrong sport for today Mike. You did score a touchdown with this picture :wink: What is that thing near his pit? Hope it is not a tick :shock: have a great day at the zoo. The game is not till later this evening.
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Post by Erland R.N. »

Great capture you achieved. I like the movements of the tongue.


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