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These are from this past summer in Southern New Mexico.

#1 is a sweet Antelope fawn that I had worked hard to get close to but her protective mother would not let me get within a quarter mile. Then I found the fawn alone one day at first light and that was my chance, what a pleasure it was to be trusted and spend a couple hours shooting her.

#2 is a large and spectacularly marked Black-tailed Rattlesnake. I ran across him a few days after the fawn shots. (yes, they are green) This guy was all business and held his strike pose for a full 15 minutes.

I liked the contrast of emotions these two shots evoked. C&C welcome, and thanks for looking.

Both shots full frame.

Jim




  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/8.0    1/500s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/8.0    1/100s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Nov 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
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Two very nice images James.

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Nov 09, 2012 at 05:41 PM
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wow, that second image is quite striking! (seriously)
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Nov 09, 2012 at 05:55 PM
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Two beauties with markedly different reasons for using a 500mm lens. That shy antelope hides behind a spiky looking plant in hopes of hiding and the snake uses its rattle to warn but in fact only draws the photogrher closer and that brings on the strike pose...really well dne. You could have teased us by taking the last zero off the lens in the last...no THAT would have been impressive!
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Nov 09, 2012 at 06:04 PM
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I think these are both pretty fine! Good work James!
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Nov 09, 2012 at 06:42 PM
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Love #2...

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Nov 09, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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Rob Tillyer wrote:
Two very nice images James.

Rob


Thanks Rob

Jim



Nov 09, 2012 at 07:31 PM
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wow, that second image is quite striking! (seriously)
Keith W.


Hey Keith, thanks for the comment.

Jim



Nov 09, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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WOW


Nov 09, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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Fantastic shots JIm !! Even at 500mm that snake look a bit too close for comfort.

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eyelaser wrote:
Two beauties with markedly different reasons for using a 500mm lens. That shy antelope hides behind a spiky looking plant in hopes of hiding and the snake uses its rattle to warn but in fact only draws the photogrher closer and that brings on the strike pose...really well dne. You could have teased us by taking the last zero off the lens in the last...no THAT would have been impressive!
Eric


Thanks for the comment Eric. I had the snakiest summer I've ever had, and most were shot with a 70-200mm, but I liked the 500mm best on this one. I have some FF @ 24mm, but on those I had my cam on a monopod sled I made and used a release cable

Jim



Nov 09, 2012 at 08:22 PM
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Neat comp for the opener James and super head on of the Snake

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douter wrote:
I think these are both pretty fine! Good work James!
Douglas


Thanks for the comment Douglas
Jim



Nov 09, 2012 at 09:17 PM
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1 is very nice Jim, but 2 is super ~ Ron


Nov 09, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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The beast is a stunner Jim

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Nov 09, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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joeyvu wrote:
Love #2...

Joey


Thanks Joey - could be a fatal attraction

Jim



Nov 09, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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WOW


Thanks for the comment Conrad.

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Nov 09, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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birdied wrote:
Fantastic shots JIm !! Even at 500mm that snake look a bit too close for comfort.

Birdie


Many thanks Birdie, actually it's quite safe outside 4' or so, but your attention is peaked!

Jim



Nov 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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#2 would be my favorite also Jim


Nov 10, 2012 at 01:12 AM
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Both of these are super shots Jim! As you mentioned the contrast between the two could not be stronger. The rattler is a stunning pose, that's the kind of stuff we dream of

Tim



Nov 10, 2012 at 02:25 AM
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