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PostSubject: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 2:56

Hope You enjoy it.
I'll start with his Crotalus oreganus.





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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 3:44

Hello Günter,

I do enjoy it! A very good photo again or let´s rather call it a picture.

Could it be that she was bored by posing for the photos?

And of course no comment necessary for Peter´s beauties.

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 4:04

Yes, Rainer, yawning of course.
But for me a great moment - my possibilities with Crotalus are of course limited, because I can't keep venomous until my kids get a bit older Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 6:21

What a gorgeous photo!! Very stunning and could only be better if the rest of the mouth was in focus- in my opinion at least. but still amazing...and lucky shot to catch, though I supposed it's only a matter of time if you wait long enough hehe
What camera and settings are you using?
I probably wont understand half of your answer to that as i am still shooting with a decent point and shoot and have yet to acquire a DSLR but it is definitely high on my want list!
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 6:26

I use a Canon 5D II and here the lens was a Sigma 150/2.8 macro.
Maybe due to the minimization the mouth may not be perfectly crisp but except maybe the fang everything which is relevant is in focus here on my screen.

Naja pallida, taken with a fisheye lens from a short distance. It was a bit difficult so the result does not fully satisfy me:

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 8:13

Another gorgeous shot! I envy you
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 9:36

Guenter,
Your pictures are always make me think waoh.
Please bring us more from your beautyfull Art.

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 14:49

Great pictures Guenter, may we have some more please?
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 16:27

It's a pleasure for me, thanks Graeme!

I am not sure about the species, Thamnophis sirtalis? Peter could clarify it.

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 16:41

Guenter Leitenbauer wrote:
It's a pleasure for me, thanks Graeme!

I am not sure about the species, Thamnophis sirtalis? Peter could clarify it.

The Snake on the picture is Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia and the common name is San Fransisco Gartersnake

I like the pictures like always but I have seen much better work from your hand sir. THe picture of the Crotalus oreganus is out
focus on the most important part off the picture.

The redspitting cobra Naja pallida what a greatpicture, I have never seen a picture like that before

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 19:13

Thanks for the ID, Richard.

Another fisheye shot of a Crotalus atrox:

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 19:24

That is really amazing I wonder how a Indian Cobra Naja naja looks like true a fisheye as they have a amazing round hood :-)

please keep on posting the art :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 20:16

AMAZING PHOTO! Nice job Guenter!
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 20:37

Perhaps the best shot of Thamnophis I have ever seen.
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 21:07

Nice shots Smile

Which fish eye lens do you use Günter?
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 22:25

Fabian Dirks wrote:
Perhaps the best shot of Thamnophis I have ever seen.
i agree, Fabian - at least one o the best.

Remember it's a neonate - see the spaghnum moss in front!

Some day i'll purchase a very good macro lens - even if i won't reach Guenters level then - but with my "Flaschenböden" (german word for cheap lenses) i cannot even think about pictures like this.

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Sun 29 Aug - 22:53

Thanks, yes it is a really small snake - and one of the most impressive coloured, I've seen so far.

But I have to admit that such a shot is always also a bit of a lucky punch. Snakes are not models, they won't react on commands - oh well, even girls won't do that as often as I liked it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 0:01

And a last one for today, Naja annulifera, juvenile.

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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 3:05

Wow those are amazing photos! And gorgeous animals
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 3:45

Markus Gottlieb wrote:
Nice shots Smile

Which fish eye lens do you use Günter?

A Sigma 8mm on a full format Canon 5D II. Crazy with 180 degrees viewing angle.
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 6:56

I cannot stop staring at these! Simply gorgeous! They almost look to perfect for photography Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 8:34

Wow, fabulous shots Guenter!! I especially like the C. atrox photo. It kind of has an eerie feeling to me that I like very much.
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 16:40

Wow,killer shots!!!!!!!I like the atrox!!!amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 17:36

Wow Guenter those shots are amazing! I think we would all aspire to be able to take pictures like that. They make remarkable animals even more impressive if that were possible!
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PostSubject: Re: Photo session with Peter Zürchers animals - "C. albolabris"   Mon 30 Aug - 21:26

Always good to see more of your photography work, Mr. Leitenbauer. Thank you for posting this. Sincerely, Jon Davidson .
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