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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by Chaitanya » February 25th, 2014, 8:31 am

beautiful pics.

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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by dthor68 » February 26th, 2014, 5:15 am

I have always loved the Boiga family. And I really love any animal that will not highlight when using a flash. I think that is why Copperheads are my favorite subject. All of the pics are awesome but I really love #2

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Post by orionmystery » February 26th, 2014, 10:13 am

Chaitanya wrote:beautiful pics.
Thanks,Chaitanya.

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Post by orionmystery » February 26th, 2014, 10:15 am

dthor68 wrote:I have always loved the Boiga family. And I really love any animal that will not highlight when using a flash. I think that is why Copperheads are my favorite subject. All of the pics are awesome but I really love #2
Thanks, but I really have to say this: there's no snake that won't "highlight" when using a flash. You can minimise the reflection by diffusing your flash really well.

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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by moloch » February 26th, 2014, 10:17 am

Gorgeous shots, Kurt. The little juvenile is quite different in colour and pattern to the single adult that I've seen near Bukit Fraser.

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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by dthor68 » February 26th, 2014, 7:15 pm

orionmystery wrote:
dthor68 wrote:I have always loved the Boiga family. And I really love any animal that will not highlight when using a flash. I think that is why Copperheads are my favorite subject. All of the pics are awesome but I really love #2
Thanks, but I really have to say this: there's no snake that won't "highlight" when using a flash. You can minimise the reflection by diffusing your flash really well.
Mid-toned, flat colored snakes like the Black headed Cat snake and Copperhead highlight very little, even without diffusion.

Dude, there is no hidden insult in my response, I love the pictures.

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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by orionmystery » February 27th, 2014, 5:37 am

dthor68 wrote:
orionmystery wrote:
dthor68 wrote:I have always loved the Boiga family. And I really love any animal that will not highlight when using a flash. I think that is why Copperheads are my favorite subject. All of the pics are awesome but I really love #2
Thanks, but I really have to say this: there's no snake that won't "highlight" when using a flash. You can minimise the reflection by diffusing your flash really well.
Mid-toned, flat colored snakes like the Black headed Cat snake and Copperhead highlight very little, even without diffusion.

Dude, there is no hidden insult in my response, I love the pictures.
No, i didn't take it as an insult. Don't get me wrong. But I guess I don't really understand what you mean by "highlight".

I have photographed an adult Boiga nigriceps before but with a lousy diffuser. Really dislike the blown catch light in the eyes, and other specular highlights.

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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by dthor68 » February 27th, 2014, 5:37 pm

Wow, that is beautiful snake and I see what you mean. My Bad!

Do you have photos of Boiga cyanea or Boiga dendrophelia that you could share?

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Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Post by orionmystery » February 28th, 2014, 6:35 am

dthor68 wrote:Wow, that is beautiful snake and I see what you mean. My Bad!

Do you have photos of Boiga cyanea or Boiga dendrophelia that you could share?
Haven't come across these two specie yet! Soon, I hope!

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