Yay it's back! and photographing big snakes

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Paul White
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Yay it's back! and photographing big snakes

Post by Paul White » March 15th, 2011, 7:51 am

I'm happy to see this back.

Anyone got advice on photographing big snakes? I've got a really nice albino retic and I've wanted to get a portrait shot of her for a while but it's a right PITA to manage her + the camera...

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Re: Yay it's back! and photographing big snakes

Post by Kevin Price » March 19th, 2011, 5:15 pm

Paul,
If you use a wide angle lens then you can hold her and still get a good amount of the snakes head in the camera frame. Also try covering the snakes head with something; a towel, large hat, whatever as long as it covers the head. The snake should stop moving once its head is covered. Set up with your camera and when ready remove the covering. You should be able to get at least two to three good shots before having the snake start moving.

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