Overcame one of my fears today...

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  1. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    I got up early to head out to a local stream (Brushy Creek, Round Rock, TX). Last week the dragons were abundant and during my adventure I walked upon a large (fat but short) water snake which I called a water moccasin, needless to say, I was scared $*@!less.

    Today, the dragons we're much less numbered. Just after shooting a "wild" anole on the bank from the water, I caught the body of a green tree snake in the corner of my vision. Scared at first, but I slowly moved further into the thick of the grassy bank to get a shot of him. This wasn't the last surprise either...there was another below him and closer to me but moving away. I had a good time.

    All shots taken with a Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, and the DIY Ring-Flash

    #1 Mature Anole Lizard, ISO 125, f/6.3, 1/160th, Flash M-mode, 1/8th pwr
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    #2 Green Tree Snake, ISO 160, f/7.1, 1/160th, Flash M-mode, 1/8th pwr
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    #3 Violet Dasher, ISO 125, f/8, 1/125th, Flash M-mode, 1/8th pwr
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    #4 Green Dasher, ISO 125, f/10, 1/100th, Flash M-mode, 1/8th pwr
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    #5 Violet Dasher, ISO 125, f/8, 1/80th, Flash M-mode, 1/8th pwr
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    -Roy
     
  2. Parkerman

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    Very nice shots.. I love the first one.. But wish his tail was not cut off.
     
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    Okay...how's this? Different shot...just not as much magnification. Thanks for the comment:

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  4. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think they both work. I don't mind the missing tail in the first one, honestly. It's art, not a science book ;)

    Second crop works too, tho, with the tail rounding its way back up. Makes a nice composition. :thumbsup:
     

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