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    Juvenile Black Racer Snake

    This little snake was about 1 foot long total. He only stayed still for about 30 seconds and then fled for safety.

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    Re: Juvenile Black Racer Snake

    Great detail on the head in the first image. The quick fall-off in focus concentrates attention on the head, but I wondered if the fall-off was so rapid and so pronounced that it actually became a bit of a distraction in its own right. Interested to hear what you and others feel about that.

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    Re: Juvenile Black Racer Snake

    Thank you Donald. I usually try a few different aperture settings to vary the depth of field. Then see which one worked the best. In this situation, like so many other times when photographing wildlife, I only got a few shots before he was gone.

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    Re: Juvenile Black Racer Snake

    The aperture of F9 is perhaps a little wider that I would have preferred. But you already have a high Iso and I wouldn't want to reduce the shutter speed either.

    But you have the important area, it's head, perfectly sharp.

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    Re: Juvenile Black Racer Snake

    Hi Matt,

    Nice capture.

    I see what Donald means and wondered about a 16:9-ish crop, taking the top off the shot where the body turns vertical to the edge - this removes the most oof part.

    Cheers,

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