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Rattlesnake at the Texas Photo Ranch

Rattlesnake at the Texas Photo Ranch
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Contest Finalist in Reptiles Photo Contest
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8 Comments | Report
brandonoh
 
brandonoh April 07, 2015
Excellent capture
lizwithey
 
lizwithey April 12, 2015
I don't like snakes or snake pictures much but I find this quite endearing! Great capture :-)
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz September 07, 2015
Spectacular!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.......and good luck.:)
Saor32
 
Saor32 September 07, 2015
This is a great shot. Looks like an older snake, but maybe it's just the angle. He's very sweet. :-)
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb September 18, 2015
Awesome!! Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Wildlife Closeups Photo Contest!!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb October 08, 2015
Congratulations again for It is A Wild World Photo Contest!!
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell May 04, 2017
Excellent artistry.
StolenMomentsCandz
 
StolenMomentsCandz September 11, 2020
Amazing capture, I love this
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was made on the Texas Photo Ranch located in Refugio, Texas.
Time
This was taken about 9:00 a.m.
Lighting
Lighting was difficult because it was partly cloudy with a high wind. I had to wait until the sun peeked through the clouds.
Equipment
Nikon D600, Nikkor 105mm macro with a nikkor 1.4x teleconverter, feisol tripod
Inspiration
Rattlesnakes are very intriguing, interesting and dangerous. I love to capture images of them whenever possible. The yellow flowers in the background add color and a sense of contrast - danger vs. beauty.
Editing
I processed it in Photoshop and limited it to basic cropping and lighting/tone adjustments.
In my camera bag
Nikon D600 and D7000, Nikkor 80-400mm; 105mm macro; 300mm f4; 1.4x teleconverter; 18-55mm; 100-300mm, filters, remote triggers
Feedback
Be careful. This snake is actually a very small rattler. He could not strike and reach me. Don't push your safety. Instead of getting very close, use a large lens with a wide open f-stop.

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