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  1. #1231
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    michaelb - those colors are really nice man. good picture
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    Hey, great work everyone. I especially like Droopys profile shot. Very nice my friend.

    Taken on the weekend....







    Hey nq, is that a viper? I remember hearing CR has quite a large population of poisonous snakes. Was it a snake that bit your friend?
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    Hey nick, cool shots... as always! Yes, the snake is a viper - Bothrops Asper or Fer de Lance (common name) to be specific. A nasty snake indeed. They are considered the deadliest snake in central and South America with good reason. They are fast, excitable and unpredictable. They are also associated with human habitation. They seem to enjoy living around homes and clear cut areas. In some areas of South America they account for 80% of snakebite fatalities.

    My friend was bitten by a snake but luckily not one of these. It happened while we were hunting at night so we never actually saw what bit him. He started showing a lot of symptoms and it seemed as if both his lymphatic and nervous system were being attacked. By the time were were able to get him medical attention he was already starting to feel better so it seems that he may have just had a severe allergic reaction to a mildly venomous strike. Then again, he may have gotten a minute amount of nasty venom in his system from a false strike. Who knows? I'm just glad that he is ok... and that it wasn't me
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  4. #1234
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    Websters

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  5. #1235
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS View Post
    Websters

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    Very nice shot. Care to elaborate this technique a bit? I shoot green a lot
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  6. #1236
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post
    Very nice shot. Care to elaborate this technique a bit? I shoot green a lot
    Its not really a technique... Its from Bryan Peterson's 'Understanding Exposure'. The book explains how ISO/Aperture/Shutter all work together to make exposures, and then he mentions specific situations where your camera's meter will be fooled by the conditions. Backlighting is one obvious one... But lots of green is another one that is less intuitive. Basically, lots of green will make your camera overexpose (just like lots of black will), so you need to watch out sometimes.

    I generally start by setting EC to -2/3 and then check the histogram to see whats up. In this case, I also had a CPL filter to really bring the leaves out.
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  7. #1237
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    Quote Originally Posted by nqjudo View Post
    Hey nick, cool shots... as always! Yes, the snake is a viper - Bothrops Asper or Fer de Lance (common name) to be specific. A nasty snake indeed. They are considered the deadliest snake in central and South America with good reason. They are fast, excitable and unpredictable. They are also associated with human habitation. They seem to enjoy living around homes and clear cut areas. In some areas of South America they account for 80% of snakebite fatalities.

    My friend was bitten by a snake but luckily not one of these. It happened while we were hunting at night so we never actually saw what bit him. He started showing a lot of symptoms and it seemed as if both his lymphatic and nervous system were being attacked. By the time were were able to get him medical attention he was already starting to feel better so it seems that he may have just had a severe allergic reaction to a mildly venomous strike. Then again, he may have gotten a minute amount of nasty venom in his system from a false strike. Who knows? I'm just glad that he is ok... and that it wasn't me
    I remember our guide talking about those snakes when we passed a team of guys cutting the grass on the side of the road while driving to the Arenal Volcano. They were wearing heavy aprons and high boots. She was explaining the dangers of hidden snakes. It's crazy you were so close to them!!!



    Not the best picture of them. It's insane to think of the amount of layers these guys have on in the heat of mid day!
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  8. #1238
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    droopy

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    nqjudo

    good shots & glad that, all came out OK
    I lost my dog to a viper

    Did someone mention dragonflies


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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryS View Post
    In this case, I also had a CPL filter to really bring the leaves out.
    I love CP's for anything outdoors - they really cause the colors to pop. Just watch out for banding in blue skies at wide angles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drama View Post
    Did someone mention dragonflies
    Very nice Drama.
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