Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
Very nice! The snake shot looks like it was done in a photography studio with controlled background and lighting. Awesome shots.
Shot this on our pool deck, which is off white. I was on my belly shooting at a slight downward angle, using a 105mm macro lens which has a very shallow depth of field. Thus the background is a nice soft neutral wash. I did use an on camera flash.
Originally Posted by crgildart
No pythons, anacondas or even gators? I thought your back yard was in Florida for pete's sake..
On the serious side, I think that shot of the spider is beautiful! AMAZING!
Thanks for sharing..
Not got any SERIOUS beasties quite so close to the house. You'd have to truck on out to the Everglades to find the invasive Pythons that have garnered some press. The most venomous local snake is the Coral Snake. They are however pretty docile and try and avoid people, and have very short fangs. You'd have to get pretty unlucky and almost step on one of these to
get bitten. Of much greater local concern are the pit vipers known as Water Moccasins or Cotton Mouths. They are very curious, and can be extremely aggressive. A bite from one of them producing a full envenomation can be fatal.
We get Gators in local irrigation canals and other bodies of fresh water, both natural and man-made, thus there are tons of gators around area golf courses. I don't play golf.
Glad that you enjoyed the images. You are of course most heartily and sincerely welcome.
Originally Posted by bbinder
Gorgeous! How do you get them all to smile for the camera?
Luck, patience, and a modicum of skill.
Originally Posted by Philpug
I don't believe you are a professional photographer (Thanks for the clarification, Captain Obvious
), I take pictures so much better than you.
Originally Posted by FairToMiddlin
I know what you mean, Phil; it's hard enduring the work of an amateur when your own skills are way better.
I concur. I consider it an honor to have any of my images posted on the same as thread of some of your clearly superior work.
Originally Posted by Trekchick
Bazzer, can you toss ziggy like that? Huh?
Now that's wild!
I'd relish the opportunity to treat Ziggy to a good, ol' fashioned dog tossin', but he's too smart for me. Even when I offer bacon, he does not come to me when I call, so I've as yet been unable to gain a grasp on him.