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Snake Oil
2nd PlaceSnake Oil
senor_kasper


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Challenge: Alternative Medicine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Studio # 3 (Breakfast Room)
Date: Mar 5, 2007
Aperture: f:9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60sec
Galleries: Animals, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2007

Thank you all for the comments and votes. For those that asked, no, it is not my snake, I had to rent it from a kid that works in a local pet shop. I had never handled a snake before, it ended up being fun. I am told this is a 'Ball Python' named so because it curls itself into a ball when threatened (confirmed). The snake lived in my house for 2 days; it did not need to be fed as the owner had just fed it a mouse the day before I got it, in fact, you can actually see the mouse lump inside the snake in the section wrapping around the neck of the bottle. It was a wonderful model, a very gentle animal, I felt a bit sad to see it go back to its owner. You may see some outtakes in the outtakes forum at //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=562635

Thank you again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 131
Avg (all users): 7.0650
Avg (commenters): 8.7647
Avg (participants): 6.6471
Avg (non-participants): 7.1593
Views since voting: 12029
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 277
Comments: 47
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/19/2007 06:56:39 PM
Really like the image... wish I'd though of it, I have the snake!
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03/17/2007 03:05:35 PM
What a cool image! Congratulations on your red.
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03/14/2007 10:54:34 PM
Outstanding photo, and it is the perfect shot for this challenge.
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03/14/2007 05:28:11 PM
One of my Top Picks...Outstanding job!
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03/14/2007 11:18:59 AM
Awesome photo for this challenge. For some reason, when I think of alternative medicine, I always thinkg of those old timey snake potions. You did a really great job making an awesome photo!

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03/14/2007 09:09:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! This is a terrific photo!
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03/14/2007 03:01:02 AM
Congratulations!! Perfect Image.
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03/14/2007 01:29:13 AM
Wow, awesome to have that kind of new experience for a challenge entry. Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/14/2007 01:07:05 AM
Thank you all for the comments and votes. For those that asked, no, it is not my snake, I had to rent it from a kid that works in pet shop. I had never handled a snake before, it ended up being fun. I am told this is a 'ball python' named so because it curls itself into a ball when threatened (which we confirmed). We kept the snake in our home for 2 days, we did not have to feed it as the owner had just fed it a mouse the day before we got it, in fact, you can actually see the mouse lump inside the snake in the section wrapping around the neck of the bottle. Thank you again.
03/14/2007 12:05:19 AM
I loved this picture. Is that your snake???
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2007 08:08:54 PM
very cool
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03/13/2007 03:42:53 PM
I HATE snakes, but this is a really good picture.
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03/13/2007 02:23:02 PM
nice. gonna piss off the alternative crowd, but this is a gem in a pretty lackluster challenge. 8 for now. Bump to 10. My fav in the challenge.
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03/13/2007 01:04:32 PM
After viewing all the photos in this challenge IMO this is definitely the most creative and best executed shot (probably the most difficult subject to shoot too). We should have a ribbon here.
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03/12/2007 02:47:29 PM
Great idea and excellent implementation!
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03/12/2007 11:44:45 AM
traveling snake oil salesmen
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03/11/2007 10:31:28 PM
Really cool shot. Great idea and well executed.
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03/11/2007 07:25:57 PM
That deals with 99% of alternative medicine. Perfect response to the challenge and an excellent picture too, have a 10.
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03/11/2007 06:13:29 PM
i love this one. i think it will ribon.
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03/11/2007 03:16:50 PM
This is a fantastic image, I really enjoy it. Now if you could have gotten your model to co-operate more to match the label I would have scored this a 10. Very nicely done.
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03/10/2007 06:36:53 PM
Great idea. Bumping it to 10 after second thought. One of the most creative shots in this challenge.
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03/09/2007 05:47:59 PM
Nice picture
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03/09/2007 10:15:23 AM
Just love everything about this shot + 9
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03/09/2007 03:50:05 AM
Great idea, good excecution, only minor complaint is the black cloth (?) below and some of the wrinkles and dust ...7
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03/08/2007 09:32:21 PM
Yeah... we have a winner here! Nicely done!
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03/08/2007 07:39:28 PM
I don't like snakes, but this is a really good picture for the challenge. Your lighting is very good. Perfect placement of the snake and good focus.

Back to bump.
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03/08/2007 07:35:56 PM
cool!!
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03/08/2007 04:31:20 PM
nice setup with good lighting. I wish your ground and background blended better and that your bottom wasn't wrinkled. Also I'm being picky but that speck of brown near the snake's head at the bottom of the photo is bothersome. Beautiful creature though. 8
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03/08/2007 03:34:36 PM
nice snake! great use of living prop, 8
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03/08/2007 08:43:37 AM
I love this idea... but the shadow and wrikles in the cloth are distracting. I think a little better lighting could have made this really cool.
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03/08/2007 08:19:05 AM
I'm predicting a 'Blue' but at least in the top 10.
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03/08/2007 06:30:41 AM
WOW a winner?
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03/08/2007 02:37:09 AM
if the nose is sharp: 8 (if not, please subtract 2)
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03/08/2007 01:27:01 AM
Great shape from the snake - and nice lighting - Nice capture 9
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03/07/2007 11:55:20 PM
Cool scary shot here.....
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03/07/2007 11:19:48 PM
Love it! The Best!
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03/07/2007 07:37:03 PM
The placement of the snake really makes this photo. It looks like a professional ad, though one I don't think I'd like to try :P I like the warm tones of the snake as well. Very nice job! :)
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03/07/2007 03:53:05 PM
This has got to be a ribbon winner. How absolutely marvelous.
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03/07/2007 02:59:10 PM
Well done: simple, but striking idea.
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03/07/2007 02:32:15 PM
I absolutely hate snakes, but this really makes me want to look at it. Great job with this! (ugh)
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03/07/2007 02:16:25 PM
I think a little backlight, or a little more side lighting on the left would really make the subject stand out from the background, and make the subject a lot stronger.
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03/07/2007 01:41:29 PM
great image-10-
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03/07/2007 01:09:50 PM
OMG !!!! you found J.Lampkin's snake? still breathes? Excellent composition. The best one..far
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03/07/2007 10:02:52 AM
One of my favorites, great clear shot however a little too much shine from the snake at the S bend?
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03/07/2007 01:44:22 AM
Wow! 10.
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03/07/2007 01:27:24 AM
oohhh nice composition is this a real snake? nicceee
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03/07/2007 01:06:40 AM
your pet? lovely shot 7
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