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Old 09-02-2012, 01:43 AM
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I got a new lens today, and my daughters got the mandatory 50 odd pictures taken but thought i'd post the snakey ones.


Ghost Mojave by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr


Harlequin by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr


Killer bee by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr


Spot nose by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr


Ghost Mojave by Royally Morphed Pythons, on Flickr
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Top drawer as usual matey

Were those shot in a tent? What lighting did you use? (if you dont mind me asking :) )
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Thanks Dave :)

The lighting is just as basic as it gets for me really, i was too impatient to try the new lens. Glad i got a couple nice poses though :)

The lighting is just one speedlight, no softbox or special light modifier and it's on the hot shoe. I used it by bouncing the light off the ceiling (apart from the last one), coupled with a bounce card.

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Then it would be essentially the same thing, no tent required :)

I had the flash in manual full power, and around F9-F13 aperture, and 1/250th shutter.
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Thanks Jonny

I think thats the second time you have mentioned the speedlight flash to me , im going to get myself one soonish when i some spare funds
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haha, i thought i did :)

I don't have this speedlight, but i've heard good things about it, and for the price it's hard to argue with it really. The Nikon equivalents are not so competitively priced at all, which was the unfortunate route I ended up taking I know some photographers who have stocked themselves up with about 7 of these and radio triggers for them (if i remember right), and they praise them pretty highly. :)
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nice mate what lens did you get.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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Thanks Stu, 50mm f1.4 sigma - not really showing what it's capable of here, but it seems to work well wide open. Strangely very sharp closed in all the way to F16 as well, I just didn't have the fire power to expose them at that aperture when I was bouncing the one flash.

I nearly got the 1.8g that you got, but thought I'd try this one first. Works straight out the box, no af fine tuning thankfully :)
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beautiful as always. shame its a nikon really ;=)

oh and I am just kidding really for anyone who wants to take it seriously! :)
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Really like the harlequin shot, nice work.
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Cheers folks :) Harlequin finally put some lbs on, and actually breeding. Not bad for a 4 year old male? lol

Nikon Camera with Sigma Lens though Fiona... i'm the worst type...
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