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  1. wackii

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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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    I think you are right about tree viper (not too sure). Unfortunately, light is too good.
     
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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.

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    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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    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.
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    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.

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    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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