- manyee (23770)
- [2005-05-29 5:58]
Hello, Nico. I am glad you are safe and sound. We appreciate photos of unusual animals, but not at the risk of our friends' lives... haha... It is a great shot of a beautiful specimen. Sharp details and great POV obtained through heroic efforts on your part. Very nice composition as well. Thank you very much for sharing. : )
- tucancr (187)
- [2005-05-29 21:23]
Hi Nico, great capture, definitively I will give you my two points for being able to get a detailed cobra and not getting to close to get in trouble. TFS Iris
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-05-30 10:19]
Very pleasing capture. The colors and details are well managed.
Maybe a little closer? :)
Very well done, Nico.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-05-30 14:11]
Welcome BACK! Looks like the trip was nice - a beautful slithering baby you caught here. I like the POV and the raised head!
As for panning, I pan full autofocus, but I shoot continious, mostly f5.6, the widest the lens can open up. I have tried f2.8 on the 120-300, but it is very heavy, and I was not too succesfull. The roller was shot off the perch, so there was no panning, just static, waiting for takeoff. Try the Waterfront on gulls or Bloubergstrand, I wish I can see the Cape again.
Groetnis, ook by die huis. Ek is baie besig, nie tyd om my alie te draai nie, maar moet vanaand bietjie opvang.
- Kris (1818)
- [2005-06-04 16:02]
Absolutely magnificent. The pose, details and exposure. Everything.
- chrish (372)
- [2005-10-13 17:08]
Nice. I really like the position of the snake within the frame here. I particularly like the way the tail comes toward the viewer yet the snake is facing us. Very unusual perspective for a snake shot.
On top of that, it is also a very beautiful nivea as well. I am not in love with the background, but when dealing with dangerous snakes, you have to take what you can get!
- horia (16656)
- [2006-06-30 3:37]
A beautiful animal in a beautiful picture. I love the way the white FG and BG emphasize the animal. The detail is also very good. Great capture!!!
Bravo and TFS