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Thread: Two Snakes

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    Too square to be hip. almo's Avatar
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    Two Snakes

    This is an image I captured early this year in Michigan.


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    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
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    Re: Two Snakes

    I like the composition of the photo my only problem with it is the background distracts as there is too much out of focus which caused my eyes to keep refocusing on the snakes.

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    Re: Two Snakes

    readingr, isn't that a good thing?

    I like the DOF, it makes the snakes centre stage. Only thing I don't care much for is the use of a flash, it kind of removes some of the natural feeling; and gives an undesirable shadow on the log behind.

    Well spotted though!

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    Obsessive-compulsive... Steph_B's Avatar
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    Re: Two Snakes

    The composition is nice (even though the snakes kind of merge), and the pic is sharp ... and the colors are just popping right into my face!

    Alas, the use of the flash kills the pic... at least for me. The light is too harsh, unforgiven and artificial for this type of subject.

    Does that mean I can do better? Hell no! I can't even get a nice pic of my cat!



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    Re: Two Snakes

    Buddy, looks like you need a diffuser for your flash
    You can tell too obviously that you used a flash

    Hey did you scare the snakes?

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    Lightbulb Re: Two Snakes

    i like the vibrant greens (snakes and leaves), very nice
    perhaps try croping a little off the top of the image .. maybe this will
    put more focus on the snakes
    otherwise a very cool image
    well done!!

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