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Getting away from birds a bit. C&C are always welcome!
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Really cool snake! Is it a tree viper?
Lighting isn't the greatest though.
 

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Trimeresurus popeorum? Beautiful viper... but the choice of DOF and lack of good lighting don't help the image.

I am assuming you had the camera on a tripod? With a 1 second exposure, I hope so.... stopping down a couple of stops would have really helped, and raising the ISO would have also. I have seen clean images from the D7000 at up to ISO 6400... I am sure the D7100 woul
d do as well if not better.

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Really cool snake! Is it a tree viper?
Lighting isn't the greatest though.

I think you are right about tree viper (not too sure). Unfortunately, light is too good.
 
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Trimeresurus popeorum? Beautiful viper... but the choice of DOF and lack of good lighting don't help the image.

I am assuming you had the camera on a tripod? With a 1 second exposure, I hope so.... stopping down a couple of stops would have really helped, and raising the ISO would have also. I have seen clean images from the D7000 at up to ISO 6400... I am sure the D7100 woul
d do as well if not better.

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Thanks for the advice/tip. I wasn't thinking at the moment. And yes, I was using a tripod. I'm extremely picky when it comes to noise... therefore I'm using ISO200... I'll definitely stopping down a few stops if there's a chance next time... Many times when I got home and uploaded the pictures to comp then realized that I should have done this and that... I guess this comes naturally with experience... And I have none...

Thanks.

Al,
 

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Trimeresurus popeorum? Beautiful viper... but the choice of DOF and lack of good lighting don't help the image.

I am assuming you had the camera on a tripod? With a 1 second exposure, I hope so.... stopping down a couple of stops would have really helped, and raising the ISO would have also. I have seen clean images from the D7000 at up to ISO 6400... I am sure the D7100 woul
d do as well if not better.

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ISO speed rating: 200/24°
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Thanks for the advice/tip. I wasn't thinking at the moment. And yes, I was using a tripod. I'm extremely picky when it comes to noise... therefore I'm using ISO200... I'll definitely stopping down a few stops if there's a chance next time... Many times when I got home and uploaded the pictures to comp then realized that I should have done this and that... I guess this comes naturally with experience... And I have none...

Thanks.

Al,

Hey Al,

With that camera, you should be able to easily shoot ISO 800 / ISO 1600 with no noise (as long as you get a solid exposure) and get good images all the way up to ISO 6400. That would give you a little bit more latitude on the shutter / aperture... and allow better shots. Sometimes a little noise is better than a lack of DOF, or movement blur due to camera or subject movement.
 

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Green snake like Nagini which Lord Voldemort had in the Harry Potter series ! Looks deadly venomous ...
 

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Many times when I got home and uploaded the pictures to comp then realized that I should have done this and that... I guess this comes naturally with experience... And I have none...

Thanks.

Al,

Oh man, You're not alone.

Anyhow, cool Viper pose.
 

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The snake is a male Bothriechis rowleyi. I used to have one myself. They are constantly posing like this so it will be easy for you to redo this shot with better lighting and composition. I would recomend using a flash positioned bottom right of the image and pointing at the snake. I would also use a tighter crop and like others have said a greater DoF.

Here is a shot of a similar snake in a similar pose that I made- not the best image but maybe it will give you an idea of what you can do.
538503_3299988224779_1640907689_n.jpg
 
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Trimeresurus popeorum? Beautiful viper... but the choice of DOF and lack of good lighting don't help the image.

I am assuming you had the camera on a tripod? With a 1 second exposure, I hope so.... stopping down a couple of stops would have really helped, and raising the ISO would have also. I have seen clean images from the D7000 at up to ISO 6400... I am sure the D7100 woul
d do as well if not better.

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File type: JPEG
File size: 586.5 KB
Creation date: 6/17/2013 15:19
Last modification: 6/18/2013 06:32
Make: NIKON CORPORATION (Nikon | Home)
Camera: NIKON D7100
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 (Windows)
Dimension: 2297 x 1532 px (3.5 MP, 3:2)
Focal length: 290 mm (equiv. 290 mm)
Aperture: F6.3
Exposure time: 1"
ISO speed rating: 200/24°
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
White Balance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

Thanks for the advice/tip. I wasn't thinking at the moment. And yes, I was using a tripod. I'm extremely picky when it comes to noise... therefore I'm using ISO200... I'll definitely stopping down a few stops if there's a chance next time... Many times when I got home and uploaded the pictures to comp then realized that I should have done this and that... I guess this comes naturally with experience... And I have none...

Thanks.

Al,

Hey Al,

With that camera, you should be able to easily shoot ISO 800 / ISO 1600 with no noise (as long as you get a solid exposure) and get good images all the way up to ISO 6400. That would give you a little bit more latitude on the shutter / aperture... and allow better shots. Sometimes a little noise is better than a lack of DOF, or movement blur due to camera or subject movement.

Charlie,

Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't shot anything over ISO800 yet. The noise is pretty minimal at ISO800 but it's there. I'm just picky... Maybe I should buy FF camera... I will definitely play around with different ISO. I remembered I didn't like how it turned out at ISO640... There's some noise when I zoom in 100%. I have to reduce the noise at Post Processing... I see your point though. Thanks.

Al,
 
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The snake is a male Bothriechis rowleyi. I used to have one myself. They are constantly posing like this so it will be easy for you to redo this shot with better lighting and composition. I would recomend using a flash positioned bottom right of the image and pointing at the snake. I would also use a tighter crop and like others have said a greater DoF.

Here is a shot of a similar snake in a similar pose that I made- not the best image but maybe it will give you an idea of what you can do.
538503_3299988224779_1640907689_n.jpg

Thanks. If there's another chance I will step down a couple stops to get better DOF.
 

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Case in point: ISO 4000 on a D7000.

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