Just a Little Closer
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-05-09 6:03]
Hi dear Rick ,
it has excellent focus and great composition.
light and sharpness are great.
thanks and regards
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-05-09 6:36]
Eeeeeeek!! Snakes scare me, Rick.
In the short peek I took at your Rattlesnake, I noticed that you have gotten yourself too close for comfort to this deadly reptile.
But, then, I had to take a second peek to say with certainty that this is one of the most realistic snake pictures I have ever looked at, reluctantly :-).
What sharp details and colors! And that untrusting eye is keeping tabs on your movements!
TFS and hasty bye from me!
this is a superb capture of this evil-looking snake.
Good composition and POV.
I did a workshop.
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-05-09 7:08]
Sharpness, compo and first of all DOF make this a great picture
- bobair (44)
- [2007-05-09 7:16]
now this is something I was hoping to see a genuine Alberta prairie rattlesnake.I have uploaded food(yesterday) for your snake.If they could express emotion then this snake seems to say back off and I don't trust you as it has a wary look in its eye.Good details and nice muted colour and a point of view that would seem to be taken at an unsafe distance you have captured this snake well.Very kind of you to save this one from the roadway,I know that I would make the effort myself.Tfs Bob
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-05-09 7:44]
tu aimes le danger on dirait parceque là il ne faut pas se louper ou trébucher. Une image impressionnante, un peu sombre mais bien nette. Quel regard !
Beautifull... Perspective, DOF, sharpnes and moment are very good. You might b able to bring some more 'light' into the pictu by adding a bit of contrast... I'll see what I can do, if you don't mind...
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-05-09 9:39]
Great expression ! Very good composition and details. TFS
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-05-09 11:08]
Wow! Too close for comfort. Fantastic shot of this snake. Wonderful colors and the details of his skin and face are amazing - even the eye. Beautiful against the lovely bg.
A few questions for a crazy fellow....
What's worst: a mad wife or a mad snake?
Aren't people accidently killed by moving them from the road instead of the opposite? I don't think so...nobody will do that:-)
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-05-09 11:53]
if looks could kill eh? You'd be a goner! Great shot, i like the way you kept some of the rest of him in the background, out of focus, other wise it might look like a floating head! Like to see you get as close to a Grizzly ;o)
Nice shot mate.
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-05-09 12:59]
amazing and angry looking snake, TFS ori
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-05-09 13:19]
fine capture of the dangerous end of a Prairie Rattler. You must have been quite close to take this sharp and detailed shot.
Nice lighting and comp.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-05-09 14:41]
Hello Rick, what a beauty fantastic photo, you managed to capture this rattlesnake perfectly. the collors and composition are amazing, great POV and sharpness, wonderful BG..well done..
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-05-09 15:39]
I admire you for taking this shot - it is amazing- well composed, great POV and DOF. This is a shot I would not dare to take.
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-05-09 15:53]
Wicked snake. Great natural color. The fine detail of the head and neck is amazing. Good shot!!! TFS
- marcin (2057)
- [2007-05-09 16:20]
wow, amazing and dangerous snakes
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-05-09 16:40]
Hi Rick. What a great shot of the snake. Great detail aand focus . great eye contact. i am glad it was not me taken this picture. you have done very well .TFS. Nick
I will get close to bears,wolves,coyotes...I will lie down on my belly and photograph a non venomous garter snake...but this is something.I am nervous for you just looking at it.Excellent POV and DOF.The details are so sharp.Very good focus with natural colour saturation.An amazing capture well done.TFS
- Farmer (359)
- [2007-05-09 20:17]
Wow , Rick . What a great capture . He doesn't look too happy , but I'm sure he didn't mean you any harm . Hope your wife wasn't too freaked out , but she should know that these snakes haven't killed anyone in a very long time . They just don't have the venom . TFS , Kevin .
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-05-09 21:29]
That is a very nice shot of that snake colors and sharpness as usual are very good,also excellent POV.
AGGGGGGGGHHH! I know why I missed this shot the first time through the gallery. I don't do snakes well... not even in pictures! I don't wish them any harm mind you, they just make me nervous. I'm sure they are very nice, on occasion, and grumpy on occasion but I don't want to stick around long enough to find out. I'm curious what your wife really thought of your adventure. That said, the photo is really super. I don't think I've ever seen a better one of a rattlesnake. The look in the eye is WONDERFUL. Now I am going to move along to a nice mountain or wildflower. Thanks for sharing.... I think.
Evelynn : )
- horia (16656)
- [2007-05-10 3:28]
Beavutifully done! Especially your action and then your shots! I really appreciate what you did here and the fact that you took a little chance to save this beautiful specimen's (if you say he was that big) life! Thanks!
As for the shots, it appears you were rewarded with some splendid poses from him!
I love both the close-up and the full view with the agressive pose.
In both of them the details are great and the textures of his skales are very well shown. The natural colors are great and it's obvious how well they work for a good camouflage.
The eye-contact here is the cherry on top of the cake and from this POV you also managed a fantastic look he gave you :)
All-in-all: a superb job!
Bravo, my friend and TFSaving him and TFSharing :)
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-05-10 4:04]
Wow, you must have been flat on the ground to get this excellent capture of this Rattle Snake. He's got a nasty look in his eye! Great sharpness, good colours and a very nice composition. Most of all you're to be admired for being brave!!
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-05-10 8:34]
This is quite the look you getting, seems not to like it that you that close.
Great shot, excellent POV which shows off a lot of great detail and texture.
- marieproue (3674)
- [2007-05-10 9:48]
Je n'aime pas beaucoup le sujet mais la photo est superbe avec tous ses détails.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-05-11 21:06]
Cute comment about your wife and the snake :D...I'm sure your wife is much more beautiful than this Prairie Rattlesnake LOL
Nice capture thought, I hope you didn't have to get to close to this mean looking guy. Excellent detail and lighting. I love the look this snake is giving you...like get out of my space. Well done.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-05-13 8:57]
Very impressive subject and picture of it. Really great POV and reflection of snake mood. Cropping is perfect as well as the selection of the POV. Nice work and my best wishes.
- mbasil (3320)
- [2007-05-17 17:15]
Wonderfully capture, Rick. Nicely compozed, too. And what an expression! I guess I never thought of the notion that a reptile could have such a "Get lost!" look. But it sure LOOKS that way. Or am I anthropormorphizing?
P.S. So do you live in the Hat? I'm in Lethbridge. And Janice (lovenature) is in Cochrane west of Calgary. A belated wecome to the TN neighborhood (I've been gone for the winter)!
- juanjo (1142)
- [2007-05-18 8:58]
excellent picture ,incredible details and a very nice cropping