Taking pictures of snakes..

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    Hey, i was wondering if anyone has any tips on taking pictures of reptiles? Particularly snakes. Thanks!
     
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    I have a huge thing for reptiles. My two chameleons are probably my most frequent subjects, whether they like it or not lol.

    I don't really have a lot of input on taking pictures of snakes aside from the fact that they can be quite unpredictable so for a good shot proper lighting and a quick shutter-speed are key.

    I'll be watching this thread to see if anyone else has better advice.
     
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    Are these snakes in the wild or in a controlled environment?
     
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    "Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?"
     
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    Not sure what sort or, as other mentioned, the environment but when I was photographing rattle snakes in the hills of Montana, I discovered that if you have someone holding something big, like a leafy branch above you and shaking it, the snake will rear up and watch the branch, completely ignoring you. Makes for some dramatic photographs.
     

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