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Green Tree Python
Taken at the Akron Zoo - Akron, OH

Despite a similar photo like this winning 2nd place in the Akron Zoo's Shutterbug contest this year, I still felt it needed something more--more mood or depth I think, though there certainly wasn't anything wrong with the first one.

Getting these shots end up being easier that it might seem, when you think about low light and then adding macro lenses on top of that where if you breathe that the subject gets out of focus...But when the snake is on a branch on the other side of the glass at the perfect distance...well, one simply rests the lens on the glass as a stabilizer and voila!

I really do like this one better, the darker shadows to this gives it a sense of depth and mood that the other didn't, in my personal opinion. The other just seems flat compared to this, even if the other shows off more detail on the green tree python. =)

Here is the other one for comparison, from my Scraps:



Edit: Oh my goodness!! Thanks so much for the DD on this and thank you to everyone in advance for your :+fav: of it! I am so very very honored by the DD and everyone's love for it!
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Given 2012-01-03
Slither by *tleach0608 "This photograph makes me think of Kaa and his silliness. My low fear of snakes fades into the beauty and the sophistication of this creature." ( Suggested by PutYourBraveFaceOn and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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I can definitely see how your other photo won a prize, especially with the blue light reflecting off of the snake's skin. But this one is a lot more abstract--apart from the snake's head, it would be hard to tell what the subject of the picture is at first glance, other than glistening green coils, and I think that this semi-abstract element really adds to the picture. I like how all of the colors in the picture are variations on the color green--even the shadows look like they are very dark green, rather than black. I also love how the depth of field is so shallow that the snake's body goes from out of focus to in focus to out of focus again just in a short stretch of coil. This is a really gorgeous shot, and if you ever enter it into a contest, it had better win.
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Wow! This is a great picture. The shot is great, along with the immense shading and blur affects. In this image, the amazing details are clearly visible, such as the scales, the face, and the slit eyes. I really like how the image is just focused on the snake, and not on its surroundings and habitat. I also like the angle of the shot, for the snake seems to be staring right at me with those eyes! :) This is utterly amazing, and I'm at a loss for anymore works. Great shot, and keep up the good work, for it's really paying off!
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Cyoan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful atmosphere!
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itskeribabyy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Your beautiful picture has been featured in here itskeribabyy.deviantart.com/jo…
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hello! This has been featured here. :heart:
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Laki-Ilong Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Powerful image!
Great job
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Semuele Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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PhotosbyMarie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Photographer
I love the vibrancy of this photograph! His gaze is stunning.
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!! =D
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Silver786 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
I'm afraid of snakes, but you were able to give me such a nice shot of this beautiful green guy ! :D Great work :)
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so very welcome! I suppose it is a good photo to raise awareness that there IS beauty and awesomeness with snakes if you just look at them with the right conditions! =D
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gigi50 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwwww thanks so much!! :huggle:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconeufrosis::iconnpplz1::iconmzzazn:my pleasure:iconeufrosis:
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abylick Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Digital Artist
great picture! :)
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!! =D
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful creature! ^^
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is, and completely under-appreciated! =D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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:icontleach0608:
tleach0608 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!! =D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
It's my pleasure! :hug:
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AkronadoreR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Great capture!!!
Congratulations for the DD :)
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:icontleach0608:
tleach0608 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!! It still amazes me that I got one, and makes me so proud! =D
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AkronadoreR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I think you have to be proud for all those 2.800 persons who liked your work so much to put it into their favorites and not so for the award ;)
Also you deserve it for all your work you have done, you have a great gallery! :)
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my latest journal "Saint Paddy's Green" I hope you like it! :D [link]
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RedAppleDolly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes and the colours are just so mesmerising.
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   General Artist
Featured: [link]
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Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Full awesomeness
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww thanks so much!! =D
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Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome
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budhaxx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you!! :bow:
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Sixtiethwaif Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Pure an utter awesomeness :D
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you very much!! =D
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OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :aww:
I featured your wonderful piece in my Best-of-January-feature!
Please check it out and give it a favourite :heart:

Have a nice Sunday. :aww:

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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thanked you on the feature but wanted to say thank you again because that was such a wonderful surprise! :tighthug:
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HatchetJob Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I really like this one too. The darker green adds a bit more sinister look.
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:icontleach0608:
tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I think that's a great description--"sinister", I think that's what I was thinking of when trying to describe why I liked this one better. =)
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DreadlyPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing.
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm so glad you like it. =D
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Amatuer-Pics-By-Me Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Congrats!!!!!! great photo!
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!! =D
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Maneschijn367 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Great
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! =)
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nokinno Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
The colour is really beautiful! :aww:
Nice shot! :D
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!! =D
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Nevma Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
congrats on the dd.
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! I'm finally starting to come to terms with it...finally! lol
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Nevma Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
It is well deserved (and overdue). :)
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backOPS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is totaly wonderful
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:icontleach0608:
tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you so much!! =D
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LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured [link] :)
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December 26, 2011
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D700
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1/40 second
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F/3.3
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105 mm
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1600
Date Taken
Dec 14, 2011, 12:43:53 PM
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