My first model with the new digital...

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So, figured I'd have a lil play around... Yup, I know it's a lil dark, I didn't realise I had a -3 exposure compensation level set when I took the shot, hehe.

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You can see a slightly larger (800x600) version here.

I'll snap a few more during the day and see what I can come up with :)
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do they get affected by the flash at all?
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Well, she didn't complain ;)

I don't know, that was a worry when I first started shooting photos of the snakes - especially as snakes don't have eyelids, and even more especially in this case as she's albino (has no melanin - black colour pigment - and so long-term super bright light exposure can actually be damaging - so it's theorised)...

But she doesn't seem to have suffered any ill effects. She went back to snoozing after I put her back in her cage. Now, when I go back over to my friend Jeremy's and shoot some pics of his 8ft female king cobra (who's nutty as a fruitcake anyway), if the flash pisses her off, I'm sure she'll let us know about it :)
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NICE!!! Did you touch this up, or were you able to create the depth of field thing with just the camera?

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What kind of snake is that. It's colorings are beautiful. Good subject for photo testing, I think. To quote Steve Irwin, "Crikey! Aren't you a gorgeous lil beauty?"
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The only touching up I did was to auto-levels (like I said, accidentally did a -3 exposure comp), resize (to 800x600), and an unsharp mask or two. Then the gallery script I uploaded it to shelled to ImageMagick and resized it again to a 600 width to comply with the rules here :)

Other than that, no other manips at all. DoF is entirely in the camera (f/5.6 btw)
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Very nice. The quality is superb. Gotta love Nikon.
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Oh yeah, Nikon's great.. but I'll let you in on a secret, that photo was taken at the D100's lowest resolution, in "medium" quality JPG, heh.

You just wait'll I get that 4Gig Lexar CompactFlash and have room for high-quality 6.1MBit uncompressed TIFs :)
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I was just going to ask about the tifs. OK -- I want one too! *lmao My old Minolta SLR doesn't cut the mustard in today's modern world.
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Just for a comparison (and to show how good Photoshop's auto-levels is, lol), this is a crop of part of the original that I had to work with - totally non-manipulated other than the crop.

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ohhhh it was all good until someone mentioned steve urwin

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my bad musik. LOL.
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Oops, sorry dM, didn't see you ask what it was... she's an Amelanistic Corn Snake (AKA Albino corn snake).

Man, I just spent the last 30 mins tryin' to get back on here... for some reason, when I rebooted, it reverted to giving me the old IP. I just logged into one of my dedicated servers, did the dig thing, and then edited my hosts file.. Must be a Comcast thing, my Linux box here is showing the old IP too.
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And here's a full size top quality crop (the full image is 3000x2000 pixels)...

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I know I can get better focus than that, and it's only a $75 lens (Nikon 28-80 f/3.3-5.6 AF G), so I can't expect too much yet...

Eventually I'll get a couple of the D lenses.. the following are the next 3 lenses I wanna buy (in order of want, most important first, heh)

Nikon 70-300mm AF D Lens (about 300 bucks)
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor (about 400 bucks)
Phoenix 650-1300mm super-telephoto (about $300. It's a way way cheap lens for what it does, but it does produce some pretty half-decent images).
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not bad! the first one is definitely the best, for color and focus.
gotta get your skills up with this one axe ;)
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Oh yeah, there's a BIG learning curve with this camera, that's fore sure :)
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i'm sure it won't take you long ;)
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I appreciate your confidence in me, lol, thank you :)

I hope so too.

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