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Kevin McRae
08-10-2011, 07:30 PM
I've spent the summer working as a field assistant studying rattlesnakes in South Western Saskatchewan. I took this photo a few days ago and I thought I'd share it. :)

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/KevinMcRae/rattler.jpg

asnow
08-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Share - the picture I hope, not the rattler.
Nice focus on the fang and rattler

Kevin McRae
08-10-2011, 08:40 PM
Share - the picture I hope, not the rattler.
Nice focus on the fang and rattler

Haha, nope I'd like to see them stay in the wild. :)

Also, that's the snakes tongue; not the fang. :)

asnow
08-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Duh!!!! I originallly typed tongue and I guess I got a brain cramp and changed it to fang.

Iguanasan
08-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Very cool shot. I think it's cool the way you almost can't see his head as it blends in with the rest of his body.

Hillbillygirl
08-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Very cool shot Kevin. Love the point of focus right on the head.

Bambi
08-10-2011, 09:17 PM
wow, this is cool. love the comp and dof

Matt K.
08-10-2011, 10:22 PM
Nice one, for sure .. hope you had a looooong lens for this shot ... or did you use your wide angle???

Andrew
08-10-2011, 10:55 PM
Nice one. Not a macro though??

Mad Aussie
08-11-2011, 03:46 AM
Looks like it's almost ready to strike. Not sure I'd want to be this close!

Marko
08-11-2011, 11:18 AM
Wow love to see shots i don't see in the city lol. I like the focus as well. I think a bit of extra PP play could make this sing louder tho.

Kevin McRae
08-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the comments. :) This is the original photo, I haven't really got into Photoshop but perhaps its time. I did shoot the photo with a 300mm lense, I was more then safe.

We are studying rattlesnake habitat and have several snakes embedded with radio transmitters. We see these snakes almost everyday and they are very shy animals. They always try to go into a burrow rather then stay above ground and be defensive. They rarely even rattle. The only reason I was even able to get the defensive pose in the photo was we just finished processing the snake (taking a blood sample, embedding a small microchip in the snake, etc.) and she was just released.

QuietOne
08-12-2011, 01:24 AM
Better you than me! It's a striking picture.

Mad Aussie
08-12-2011, 02:14 AM
Better you than me! It's a striking picture.
Stop it! :laugh:

QuietOne
08-12-2011, 03:21 AM
Stop it! :laugh:

Stop what? :angel: