mrwildie
mrwildie

Boomslang



This image was taken in a suburban garden in the Durban area of South Africa.

This image was taken in a suburban garden in the Durban area of South Africa.
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6 Comments | Report
AngiWallace
 
AngiWallace June 15, 2015
Love this
pattack
 
pattack July 08, 2015
Well done on being a finalist!! You deserve it x
mrwildie
 
mrwildie July 15, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Dals-Photography PRO+
 
Dals-Photography July 23, 2015
Increadible, I read all the article but, I think that you should also get the perfect timing to have this images. Amazing and thanks a lot!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 04, 2015
Nice focus!
mrwildie
mrwildie August 09, 2015
Thank you I used a Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens, fabulous piece of kit!
karinamaepamplonamaribao
 
karinamaepamplonamaribao July 27, 2016
nice
mrwildie
mrwildie December 05, 2016
Thank you your most kind.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in the Durban area of South Africa.
Time
The Durban green snake image was taken around 11am. It was a very hot sunny day .
Lighting
I took this image using day light only. The light was very good on the day. I usually use speedlight bounced of a white reflector or a twin macro speedlight set up.
Equipment
To take this shot I used a Nikon D300 camera body with a 300mm f2.8 prime telephoto lens. Hand held with natural light.
Inspiration
The area of Durban that I was working in is known for its healthy and divers population of snakes. This would normally be enough to inspire me to plan and take this shot, however it was actually another photographer Robert Thompson who specialises in bright clear close up shots of invertebrates. It was his style of image that was my inspiration for this image.
Editing
I try to do as little as possible in the way of post processing. That said some shots need more attention than others. In creating this image I used a little curves, the clone tool and a small amount of sharpening. I was trained to think that one can make a good image great by post processing correctly, but never a poor image good.
In my camera bag
When shooting macro or close up, I carry in my photo bag two lenses a Nikon 60mm f2.8 micro lens. a Nikon105mm f2.8 macro lens. an 800 Nikon speedlight plus a Nikon twin macro speedlight system a white reflector to bounce light off and four camera batteries plus plenty of other batteries for the speedlights.
Feedback
Always research what you're going to photograph. The boomslangs is one of the deadliest snakes on the planet and should be treated with great respect.

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