Reptiles and Amphibians

Jack Douglas

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This shot is nothing compared to Aussie shooter's. It's just that my little garter snake happened to present a reflection and be in water that made me think of posting it this moment. I spent about 10 minutes getting many shots of this guy that day and was quite tickled given I didn't even know garter snakes liked to swim.:confused:

I also was quite surprised how different angles presented the water colour so differently, especially how the green May leaves affected it.

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Very nice, but I'm more interested in the "workshop" than the photo. ;) Have you considered working on this to make the head stand out just a little better? Just a thought from someone who is no expert.

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I have and am still playing around with it but due to the fact I was teaching more than shooting my composition was off by an inch or two and his head is positioned just slightly wrong. But I will certainly have a go and post the 'hopefully' improved version.
Ps. Love the Garter snake. They are quite a cool looking snake
 
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Cog

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Nice work. It looks like rather limited depth of field, how close were you, and what lens were you using?
Thank you! I'm shooting with EF 100-400 II. I was quite close, 1.5-2 m probably. The lizard is very small, the size of a little finger. And they always held still with their head a bit further away from the camera than their legs. This one is a little better, almost the whole body is in focus.
 
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mikekeck

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A Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) in North-central Texas. About a second after I took this photo, my ladder and I fell (no injuries, but it got my attention).

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A Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) in North-central Texas. About a second after I took this photo, my ladder and I fell (no injuries, but it got my attention).
And the treefrog probably jumped as far as he could.

Glad there were no injuries to either you or your gear.
 
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becceric

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Thank you! I'm shooting with EF 100-400 II. I was quite close, 1.5-2 m probably. The lizard is very small, the size of a little finger. And they always held still with their head a bit further away from the camera than their legs. This one is a little better, almost the whole body is in focus.
I’m glad to hear they would hold still. I imagine achieving focus was difficult. Were you using auto, or manual focus?
 
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Cog

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I’m glad to hear they would hold still. I imagine achieving focus was difficult. Were you using auto, or manual focus?
Auto, of course. Manual woudn't work because "holding still" usually lasted for a second or two. They are very fast and swift. Very hard to follow.
 
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Maximilian

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I've never seen bloodsuckers in action sitting on an amphibian.
Two of them are in action here. Do you see both?
I suppose those are simuliidae.

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Maximilian

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First ringes snake of the year :cool:
As you can see it didn't like paparazzi :p

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dcm

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Frogs in pond at local garden. My granddaughter served as spotter. I probably would have missed them.

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