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WK Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Apr 2004Tue 14-Aug-12 09:58 AM
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"Big Snake"


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Starting to see more of these timber rattlers now that it is late summer. This is a 5ft specimen I saw yesterday. Sigma 180mm, D70 f10, 1/10s, beanbag resting on a stump, flash, uncropped.

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Tue 14-Aug-12 07:59 PM
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Nice work Wasil, but I think I'd want at least a 400 for this guy. It looks like he's rattling.

John

  

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WK Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Apr 2004Wed 15-Aug-12 02:22 AM
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Thanks John. He was buzzing away until I became still for the shot, then he gave it a few slower flicks. That's when I took the photo. I was hoping to get a fully blurred rattle.

Wasil

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laddad Gold Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2005Fri 24-Aug-12 03:18 AM
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Be careful! I was bitten by a copperhead two years ago. My foot swelled twice it normal size. I needed a cane for a week to walk. Took six months for my right foot to equal my left foot in size. I got 4 ampules of antivenom. Four hours in the ED and a $9,000 hospital charge. I'm grateful for insurance!

For Rattlers you start with approximately 20 ampules on antivenum. That is only if you get to the ED in time. The hospital should be no more than 30 minutes away. Consider placing your camera on a pole with a remote release next time!

  

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Fri 24-Aug-12 04:00 AM
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Great capture Wasil,
I'm sure they would be hard to see in some conditions,
Best lens for these guys?
500 f4 with at least 1.4 TC,
Regards,
Gary

  

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