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Dalaman's Poison Chronicles
Dalaman's Poison Chronicles
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: DPC Cinema II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Melbourne Zoo, Australia
Date: Oct 19, 2009
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2009

The Image: I just wanted to enter to get back in the swing of things after a little while where I couldn't enter due to work commitments. I wanted to enter something like: Death Python's Chronicles, but couldn't see a python at the zoo that would work for me. I was paying good money for the shot as well, but you know how pythons can get ;)

In the end I got this Emerald Boa, took the shot, only to come home with a couple hours to edit and find they are not poisonous. In the end, I know many will point out that they are NOT poisonous, which is a bummer, and I am sure I will get marked down.

I took it through the glass using the available light. My VRII 18-200 came in handy as I was handholding.

I was looking for name's of suburbs that start with D and then looked at cities that start with D. Dalaman Turkey got the nod as it sounds exotic.

THE EDIT: Lots of layers and masks for colour, blur, sharpen, tone, noise reduction, but nothing drastic.

THE PREDICTION: As an image I like it and could see it working as a poster with text, in fact I will do an outtake with text to compare it.

Maybe a few people will take off marks for the lack of poison...I reckon 6.0044. I hope people rate it for the photographey aspect and not the accuracy of the appropriate snake...

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.5407
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.6354
Views since voting: 2421
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 135
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/27/2009 01:20:36 PM
Great shot
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10/26/2009 11:54:29 AM
Awesome image - this could easily be a movie poster - room for text etc.
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10/26/2009 11:17:34 AM
I hate snakes... but this one is well photographed. Congrats on Top Ten!~
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10/26/2009 07:07:53 AM
Beautiful work as usual Enzo, congrat's on your top 10 finish.
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10/26/2009 06:26:57 AM
I like this, Enzo, and I'm sure somewhere in the back of my mind I knew the snake wasn't poisonous, but the title doesn't necessarily mean the snake itself is..... 'Grats on a nice finish.
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10/26/2009 04:54:10 AM
Such amazing post processing skill.
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10/26/2009 02:11:27 AM
Well, he looks poisonous to me ;-D Fantastic and interesting shot, Enzo. Congrats on top 10.
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10/26/2009 12:12:33 AM
I'd have never pegged this as yours. Wow! I gave two 9's and this was one of them. I really like this.
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10/26/2009 12:09:39 AM
WTG , Big congrats on the Top10 Enzo !!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2009 07:52:12 PM
Good light and comp.
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10/21/2009 11:12:00 AM
I love the lighing and color on the snake, Maybe a little too much dead space at the bottom of this image.
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10/21/2009 09:57:29 AM
Must see movie.
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10/20/2009 10:32:38 PM
So superbly captured 10!
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10/20/2009 12:57:14 AM
Yes! This should be a movie! 10
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10/19/2009 06:29:40 PM
Ooh, scary. What is causing that bulge above its head?
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10/19/2009 04:23:41 PM
Title is bad bad bad and shoehorned. Nice photo and orientation
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10/19/2009 09:59:07 AM
Nearly a good title - but the last word seems a bit pushed. Might have been worth getting some kind of goblet in there and going for 'Dalaman's Poison Chalice'.

Very nicely lit image though - compositionally I think I would have had the snake slightly lower in the frame, but hey, what do I know.

Overall, pretty good though.
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10/19/2009 09:24:47 AM
Nice going. Really looks like a poster and the verbiage is appropos for a movie title. This is one of my favs.
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